4-HJasper County 4-H with Senator Ron Richard during Capitol tour at Legislative Day 2015

Online enrollment

Enroll now. Please read the step by step guide before enrolling.

Volunteer orientation

Achievement Day June 6
registration deadline May 29

SW Region 4-H Camp
early registration deadline May 15

Clover Kids Camp - June 20-21
Member Camp 1 - June 14-17
Member Camp 2 - June 17-20
Teen Camp - June 21-25

Jasper County Youth Fair July 11-18, 2015

entry deadline June 5

2015 Jasper County Youth Fair Book
Entry forms (fillable PDF) due June 5
Herding Heroes youth 4-H/FFA volunteer form due June 11
Herding Heroes participant application due June 5
Conference judging July 11
      Non-animal entry form (fillable PDF)

4-H News and NotesJasper County 4-Hers

A monthly newsletter of 4-H activities in Jasper County
May 2015 (PDF)
April 2015 (PDF)
March 2015 (PDF)
February 2015 (PDF)

Join 4-H

Empowering young people to reach their full potential
4-H brings young people, ages 5 to 19, and adults together to learn everyday skills through hands-on learning. Working on activities from animal and plant sciences to robotics, 4-H’ers learn problem-solving skills that can make a positive impact upon our community. Through 4-H, young people learn to:

  • meet the diverse challenges of today’s world;
  • build self-confidence;
  • learn responsibility; and
  • make positive decisions.

4-H clubs are open to ages 8 to 18. Clubs meet monthly for group activities and club business. Each club elects officers and has an approved adult leader who supervises club activities. Club members also enroll in projects in their areas of interest.

With projects on more than 75 topics, 4-H has something to interest every child. Here are just a few of the opportunities 4-H offers—geocaching, robotics, international exchanges, horsemanship, pets, starting a business, arts and crafts, raising animals, woodworking, photography and gardening.

Clover Kids introduces 5- to 7-year-olds to the 4-H experience. In Clover Kids, children learn how to get along with others, work in groups, explore their interests, while building self-confidence. Clover Kids do not enroll in projects or raise animals, and do not participate in competitive events, contests or shows.

Become a volunteer
4-H offers many ways for adults and youth to volunteer. 4-H needs enthusiastic parents, grandparents, and others who enjoy working with youth.

  • Organizing a 4-H club to help kids learn leadership
  • Leading 4-H project groups
  • Helping at a camp, fair, judging or state event
  • Teaching 4-H school enrichment programs
  • Assisting with county fundraising activities
  • or in many other ways........

How to join
Joining 4-H is as easy as contacting the extension center. A staff member will explain the enrollment process and membership dues. To enroll.

Young people are welcome to join at any time. The 4-H program year runs from Sept. 1 to Aug. 31. Certain activities may have participation deadlines.

4-H Clubs in Jasper County

33 most frequently asked questions about 4-H and 4-H clubs…..
....if you want to know how to join, organize, sponsor, or lead a 4-H club, read the answers to these questions and contact the University of Missouri Extension Office in Jasper County at 417-358-2158 or email: jasperco@missouri.edu

  • Avilla 4-H meeting dates vary at the Avilla School. Club leader: Sarah Calvin (417) 246-5330
  • The Advancers meet the second Thursday in Joplin. Club leader: Rachael Ferguson (918) 521-0802
  • Country Kickers meet in Carthage. Club leader: Stephanie Howard (417) 540-6078
  • Forest Mill Friends meet the third Saturday of every month at Bethany Baptist Church, Carthage. Club leader: Dixie Rockers (417) 358-1778
  • Lincoln meets the third Monday of every month at Jasper United Methodist Church, Jasper. Club leaders: Pam Weaver (417) 388-7031 and Jennifer Chandler (417) 246-5638
  • Mt. Moriah meets the second Thursday of every month at Mt. Moriah Methodist Church, north of Carthage. Club leader: Charlene Roper (417) 842-3523
  • Pleasant Valley Pioneers meet the first Thursday of every month at the First Presbyterian Church, Carthage. Club leader: Tianna Fisher (417) 793-8713
  • Sarcoxie Chiefs meet the second Monday of every month at the Gene Taylor Community Building, Sarcoxie. Club leader: Lori Meyer (417) 548-7360
  • Spring River meets the second Sunday of every month at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Webb City. Club leader: Ela Winder (417) 317-2990
  • The Advancers meet the second Thursday of every month at a home west of Joplin. Club leader: Rachael Ferguson (417) 850-6036

Jasper County 4-H Parents' Association Officers

President - Charlene Roper
Vice President - Sheila Andrews
Secretary - Lori Meyer
Treasurer - Dixie Rockers
Board Members - Sarah Calvin and Pam Weaver
Fair Board Representative - Janie Garner

Jasper County 4-H Handbook

4-H Shooting Sports

The Shooting Sports project includes many options for 4-H members. You will learn safe gun handling skills, and sound fundamentals of shooting under the guidance of caring and knowledgeable adult volunteers. Go to the Missouri Shooting Sports project page for more information on the program.

Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame

 “Making the best better” for generations of 4-H’ers, Mike and Pat Cloud, Carthage joined the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame on Aug. 9 at the State Fair Community College campus in Sedalia.

The Missouri 4-H Foundation honors individuals with a legacy of service to 4-H with induction into the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame. These leaders have made exceptional contributions to the lives of Missouri 4-H members, and we are proud to honor their service,” says Missouri 4-H Foundation Executive Director Cheryl Reams.

FCS Financial, the Missouri State Fair and the Missouri 4-H Foundation sponsor the annual event.