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4-H Events

This is a listing of the 4-H Youth Development events that usually occur every year in Jefferson County and the East Central Missouri region.  Current event information will be posted as it becomes available; until then information from the previous year will be available. 
For information about Missouri State sponsored 4-H Events: http://extension.missouri.edu/4h/

JANUARY
4-H Energizer (formerly known as Leadership Day) (PDF)
Hatching Chicks in the Classroom Enrollment (PDF)
4-H Council Meeting

FEBRUARY
4-H Council Meeting

MARCH
Achievement Night Information Letter (PDF) and Catagories (PDF)
Regional Horse Bowl Letter (PDF) and Registration Form (PDF) | DOC                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Soils and Crops Conference Letter and Registration (PDF)4-H Information Flier (PDF)
4-H Council Meeting

APRIL
Franklin County Rabbit and Poultry Seminar & Show
4-H Council Meeting

MAY
Franklin County Preview Show (Bucket, Calf, Steer, Heifer)
4-H Council Meeting
 

JUNE                                                                                                                                                                                    

4-H Camp - Information Letter and Registration Form 2014 (PDF)Camp Counselor Application 2014 (PDF) | (DOC)
4-H Monster Day Camp - Flier (PDF), Registration (fillable PDF)                                                                                                                                                       4-H Council Meeting

JULY
Jefferson County Fair - Judging InformationFair Book (PDF) and 4-H and Home Ec Building Watch Volunteer Schedule (PDF)
4-H Council Meeting

AUGUST
4-H Council Meeting

SEPTEMBER
End of the Year Award Forms Due
4-H Council Meeting

OCTOBER
Club Re-Enrollment begins
4-H Open House
4-H Council Meeting

NOVEMBER
Awards Banquet (PDF)
4-H Council Meeting (usually re-scheduled this month)

DECEMBER
4-H Council Meeting (usually re-scheduled this month)

How to join 4-H

University of Missouri Extension 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

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 clubs

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.

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. In addition to dues, some projects may require a small investment to get started, and there may be a fee for materials, trips or other activities.

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.

Resources

Y630, 4-H Member Enrollment Form (PDF)
Y640, Youth Health Statement, Parent Consent and Event Acceptance Form (PDF)
Missouri 4-H Clover—A guide to 4-H projects, activities and publications. It is designed to assist volunteers, members and their families select projects and activities, and set goals.

Be a 4-H volunteer

Adult volunteers are essential to 4-H. Adult volunteers serve as club or project leaders, help with county or regional events, chair committees and organize fund raisers. You don't have to be a parent or grandparent of the 4-H member to get involved. All volunteers are screened for child abuse and neglect, as well criminal records, before they are accepted and each year thereafter. As a volunteer, University of Missouri Extension will provide you with training so you will be well-prepared and successful as an adult leader. The orientation includes information on 4-H history and the educational framework, the characteristics of age groups, character development and safety.
Missouri 4-H Volunteer Application Form (PDF fillable) | Spanish version (PDF)