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Lawrence County 4-H

Welcome to Lawrence county 4-H!  We are excited about your interest.  4-H envisions our world as a place where youth and adults learn, grow and work together for positive change.  There is a place for you in that vision!  Contact us to learn more.

Making The Best Better - January 26, 2019

Bright & Bold - January 12, 2019

4H Online Enrollment - 2018-19

30 Things To Know About 4-H (PDF)

4-H Dairy Judging Camp - 2018

Lawrence County Steer Project - 2018 (PDF)

Lawrence County Youth Fair - 2018 (PDF)

Regional Shooting Sports Contest - 2018 (PDF)

Starting A New 4-H Club - 2018 (PDF)

Each family will enroll online this year.  Click on the step by step guide before enrolling.  Volunteers will need to still fill out and sign Missouri 4-H Volunteer Application form LG636 (fillable PDF)

Clover Connection:  A newsletter for 4-H families in Lawrence, Dade, Greene and Taney counties:
December 2018 (PDF)
November 2018 (PDF)
October 2018 (PDF)
September 2018 (PDF)     Dixie Stampede Flyer (PDF)
August 2018 (PDF)
June 2018 (PDF)
May 2018 (PDF)
April 2018 (PDF)
March 2018 (PDF)           

4-H New Family Handbook - 2018

2018 CAMP FORMS & INFORMATION
4-H Camp Counselor Application
4-H Clover Kid Camp Letter & Clover Kid Camp Application
4-H Member Camp Application
4-H Dairy Cow Camp - 2018

2018 Ozark Empire Fair Guidelines
2018 Lawrence County 4-H Scholarship Application
2018 LCYF Scholarship Application
2018 SW Regional Fair Dates

Achievement Day Event Guidelines - 2018
Achievement Day Registraiton - 2018
Lawrence County 4-H Exhibit Tags - 2018
4-H Fashion Review Description Sheet - 2018

4-H Fashion Review Score Sheet - 2018

Enrollment Forms
Missouri 4-H Volunteer Application form LG636 (PDF)
Horse-equine science — information and forms
Shooting sports — information and forms
Super 4-H'er award application (PDF)

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

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.