Clover Connection

A monthly newsletter for 4-H families

2019 Newsletters

October 2019 (PDF)
September 2019 (PDF)
August 2019 (PDF)
July 2019 (PDF)
June 2019 (PDF)
May 2019 (PDF)
April 2019 (PDF)
March 2019 (PDF)
February 2019 (PDF)
January 2019 (PDF)

2018 Newsletters
December 2018 (PDF)
November 2018 (PDF)
October 2018 (PDF)
September 2018 (PDF)
August 2018 (PDF)
July 2018 (PDF)
June 2018 (PDF)
May 2018 (PDF)
April 2018 (PDF)
March 2018 (PDF)
February 2018 (PDF)
January 2018 (PDF)

2017 Newsletters
December 2017 (PDF)

November 2017 (PDF)
October 2017 (PDF)

September 2017 (PDF)
August 2017 (PDF)
July 2017 (PDF)
June 2017 (PDF)

May 2017 (PDF)
April 2017 (PDF)

March 2017 (PDF)
February 2017 (PDF)
January 2017 (PDF)


4-H Foundation

The Livingston County 4-H Foundation ensures that all young people in Livingston County have opportunities to development the knowledge, skills and character traits to be contributing members of our community. The foundation provides funding to support a full-time 4-H youth professional to serve Livingston County.

Your tax-deductible gift will be placed in a secure investment. You can rest assured that the interest income will be used to support the youth of our community. For information, call 660-646-3182.


Suzi Beck
Diane Kerns
Mike Sensenich
Jackie Woodworth
Dale Whiteside
Kay Green
John Meneely
4-H council president
4-H youth specialist
extension council chair

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.