Follow local activities on Johnson County MO 4-H

Area Livestock Events/Shows

July 10. Open Goat Show, Lewistown, MO

July 16-21. Cass County Fair and Open  Youth Livestock Show. 

The Clover Connection

A monthly newsletter for 4-H families and friends.

July 2019 and Insert

June 2019 and Insert

May 2019 and Insert

April 2019

March 2019 and Insert

February 2019

January 2019 with Insert and Tentative 2019 Calendar of Events

December 2018 and Insert

November 2018

October 2018

September 2018

August 2018

July 2018

June 2018

May 2018

April 2018 

March 2018

February 2018

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. The Tentative 2019 Calendar is here.

Election Results for the 2019 4-H Council

President Kara, Mt. Moriah Hustler 4-H Club
VP Bekah, Good Neighbors 4-H Club
VP Carnival, Brianna, Good Neighbors 4-H Club
VP Farm Time Fun, Justin, Blackwater Bobcats 4-H Club
VP Clover Kid Day Camp, Colleen, Mineral Creek 4-H Club
Secretary Ebanie, Heartland 4-H Club
Treasurer Cooper, Mt. Moriah Hustlers 4-H Club
Reporter Marlys, Good Neighbors 4-H Club
Game & Song Leaders Zach and Ryan, Good Neighbors 4-H Club
Adult Advisors Heather and Ann, Blackwater Bobcats and Good Neighbors.

Get involved

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.



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.


4-H Online enrollment system
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.