2018 Camp Bobwhite, June 12-14

Camp Counselor Application (PDF) due March 16, 2018.

Swim Waiver (PDF)

2018 Camp Bobwhite Application (PDF)  

Clover Kid Day Camp: Mission 4-H, Wednesday, June 27

Clover Kid Day Camp application (PDF) 



17th Annual 4-H Day with the Cardinals

Missouri and Illinois 4-H members, parents, volunteers and alumni will gather at Busch Stadium on Saturday, May 19, 2018 for the 17th annual 4-H Day with the Cardinals.  The Cardinals will be playing the Philadelphia Phillies in a 1:15 p.m. game. Tickets for the game will be $25.00 each and includes a specially designed t-shirt featuring the 4-H Clover on the back and the Cardinals emblem on the front. Ticket order forms are available at the University of Missouri Extension office, or download and mail in the Ticket Order Form (PDF) 


Lafayette County 4-H/FFA FUN Horse Show, June 23, 2018

Lafayette County is hosting an open 4-H/FFA FUN horse show at the Fairgrounds Arena in Higginsville, Mo. Enter horses 8 a.m. Show begins at 9 a.m. Entry fee is $5/class or $20 for the day. The event includes Hi-Point trophies, ribbons and prize drawings. A professional show photographer will be onsite, and you can participate in a Q&A session with the judge after the show. Hosted by Napoleon Cloverleaf 4­-H. For more information, call the Show Chairman: Stephanie Nagel at (816) 739-5351.

Class listing and more information: Show Bill (PDF) and FUN Show Entry Form (PDF) or Fill-able PDF (PDF)

4-H calendar (2018 Calendar)

2018 Calendar (PDF)     Calendar Inside (PDF)

Public speaking literature

Y2430, Making Your Point: Communicating with PowerPoint (PDF)

Y2420, Making Your Point: Building Public Speaking Skills (PDF)

2018 Fairbook and Forms

4-H/FFA Fairbook (PDF)

4-H/FFA Fairbook Livestock entry form (PDF)

4-H/FFA Fairbook Clover Kid entry form (PDF)

4-H/FFA Fairbook Applications (PDF)

4-H/FFA Horse Show entry form (PDF)  or Fill-able PDF (PDF) and the 2018 Horse Showbill (PDF)

Auction Buyer Flyer (PDF)


Out-of-County Open Dog Show Entry Form (PDF)


The Clover Connection

A monthly newsletter for 4-H families and friends.

May 2018 (PDF)

April 2018 (PDF)

March 2018 (PDF)

February 2018 (PDF)

January 2018 (PDF)

December 2017 (PDF)

November 2017 (PDF)

October 2017 (PDF)


Get involved

Lafayette County 4-H has over 350 youth members, ages 5 to 18, and over 225 adult volunteers. 4-H clubs are located in each corner of the county and points in between. Youth can join any one of 12 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 Lafayette County Extension Center.  To enroll in 4-H go to the website using Chrome:    https://mo.4honline.com

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.