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.

Upcoming Events - AUGUST
1-3   Ozark Empire Fair
8-18 Missouri State Fair
10     Law Co Teen Council Movie in The Park
17     State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest
31     Law Co 4-H Council 100 Mile yard sale

7      State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest
7-8   State Western Heritage Shoot
21-22 State Shoot events
28    State Public Speaking contest
28    State Horse Public Speaking and demonstration contest

4H Online Enrollment - 2018-19

4-H Clover 2019-2020

4-H Dairy Judging Camp - 2019

SW Regional Shooting Sports Contest - 2019 (PDF)

LCYF Premium Book 2019

LCYF Premium Sale Checklist - 2019

2019 Ozark Empire Fair Guidelines

4-H Camp Counselor Application
4-H Clover Kid Camp Letter & Clover Kid Camp Application
4-H Member Camp Application
Goat Camp - 2019
Wizard Day Camp - 2019
Swine Camp - April 20, 2019\
Dairy Cow Camp - May 22 - 24, 2019
30 Things To Know About 4-H (PDF)

Regional Shooting Sports Contest - 2018 (PDF)

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

Each family will enroll online.  Click on the step by step guide before enrolling.  
Missouri 4-H Volunteers will need to go through the 4-H Volunteer Application Process

Clover Connection:  A newsletter for 4-H families in Lawrence, Dade, Greene and Taney counties:

August 2019 (PDF)
July 2019 (PDF)
June 2019 (PDF)
May 2019 (PDF)
April 2019 (PDF)
March 2019 (PDF)              RATT Trip Flyer (PDF)
February 2019 (PDF)
January 2019 (PDF)      

4-H New Family Handbook - 2018

2019 SW Regional Fair Dates
Achievement Day Event Guidelines - 2019
Achievement Day Registraiton - 2019
Lawrence County 4-H Exhibit Tags - 2019
4-H Fashion Review Description Sheet - 2019

4-H Fashion Review Score Sheet - 2019

Additional Project Enrollment Forms
Horse-equine science — information and forms
Shooting sports — information and forms

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.