The 2017 4-H Carnival is coming up soon so get your calendars marked – March 18 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. This event is open to anyone! Each 4-H Club is to provide a basket and a game for the carnival, we would like larger clubs to consider doing two baskets and two games. The 4-H council officers are beating the bushes to get donations for prizes to be auctioned or raffled off. If you know of a business that would be willing to make a donation, please contact the Extension Center. The 4-H Carnival is the one and only fundraiser for the 4-H Council so we need all hands on deck to make this a success and be able to provide all the financial support to members – scholarships for trips, achievement day, recognition banquet, leader trainings, and fun activities for members.
New 4-H Year!
Re-enrollment for the 2016-2017 4-H year will begin October 1st through 4-H Online. Be sure to update addresses and contact information, if necessary. If you do not have access to a computer or internet, families can come by the Extension office during office hours to complete their enrollments. Here is a flyer to help with the enrollment process for new and returning members.
National 4-H Council, HughesNet sponsor STEM camp
Source: Kim Hall, 660-747-3193
WARRENSBURG, Mo. – The National 4-H Council and HughesNet awarded a $10,000 grant to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programming to 4-H campers in Missouri. 4-H is part of University of Missouri Extension.
Campers in Clay, Cass, Henry, Johnson, Lafayette, Ray and St. Clair counties will benefit from the programming June 7-9 at Camp Bob White in Knob Noster State Park, says 4-H youth specialist Kim Hall.
Programming for the camp includes robotics, meteorology, astronomy and aerospace. Speakers include a storm chaser, personnel from Whiteman Air Force Base who work with drones, and an engineer from HughesNet, a satellite communications company.
A Tufts University study shows that 4-H members are two times more likely than their peers to participate in STEM activities in grades 10-12.
A program of Cooperative Extension System of land-grant universities, 4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization, engaging 6 million young people throughout the U.S.
For more information, go to 4h.missouri.edu.
Interested in robotics? Follow this link for more information on the robotics project in our region.
The Clover Connection
A monthly newsletter for 4-H families and friends
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4-H Family Handbook
For information regarding 4-H events/activities in Johnson County refer to the Johnson County 4-H Family Handbook (PDF)
See what is happening in the Johnson County 4-H Program. 2017 Calendar of Events tentative (PDF)
Johnson County 4-H has 250 youth members, ages 5 to 18, and 75 adult volunteers. 4-H clubs are located in each corner of the county and points in between. Youth can join any one of 11 clubs where they can attend meetings, complete 4-H projects, exhibit at county and state fairs, participate in local, state and national trips and events, and qualify for college scholarships. To find out more, contact the Johnson County Extension Center.