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How to join 4-H - Go to mo.4honline.com

How to join as a 4-H Volunteer & Project Leader form & Information


4-H clubs - Putnam County 4-H has a variety of clubs with several activities for young people. Adult volunteers also are welcome and are key to the success of 4-H.

Classic Kids 4-H Club meets at 5:30 p.m. on the second Sunday of every month at the 4-H Bldg.  Club leaders: Kris Simmons, 641-895-7038 or Matt Klingner, 660-947-7504

Lemons 4-H Club meets at 6 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month at the Lemons Community Bldg. Club leaders: Jeannette Ogle, 660-947-4359

Lucerne 4-H Club meets at 5 p.m. on the third Sunday of every month at the Lucerne Community Bldg.. Club leaders: Andrea Rowland 660-793-2208 or Kristy Blanchard 660-953-0280

Martinstown Schoolhouse Kids 4-H Club meets at 6 p.m. on the third Monday of every month at the Martinstown Schoolhouse Bldg.. Club leaders: Cassey Overton, 660-216-0914

Midway 4-H Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at the Midway Baptist Church. Club leaders: Kelly Valentine, 660-216-1290

Sunshine Kids 4-H Club- meets at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at the Old Soldiers Room in the Courthouse.  Club Leaders: Jill Payne 641-895-7792, Whitney Hirst 660-216-8910



Missouri 4-H Project Horse Enrollment Form (PDF)

Putnam County Project Report Form (PDF)

How to Assemble your Putnam County Project Report Form

Missouri 4-H Recognition Form Level 3 for ages 14-18

Project Meeting Report (this form should be filled out for each Project meeting held and turned into the club secretary to be recorded in the Secretaries Book)




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.