How to join 4-H

Membership in Missouri 4-H Youth Development Programs is open to all youth 5 to 19 years of age (age as of 1/1/16). People of all ages participate in 4-H programs, from pre-schoolers to grandparents. The list of 4-H projects is so varied that every 4-H member and adult volunteer is sure to find something of interest.

It doesn't matter where you live, 4-H is open to all young people. Whether you live in the country, a small town or a big city, you can participate in 4-H.

Joining 4-H is easy! Call your local university extension center, which is listed in the telephone book with other county offices. A 4-H staff member will be able to guide you to 4-H opportunities in your area. For Randolph county, call 660-269-9656 to speak with Vickie Troyer University of Missouri Extension 4-H youth program assistant.

There are presently five 4-H clubs in Randolph County. Club members attend monthly meetings, where items of interest to the entire club are discussed. It is within these meetings where members learn parliamentary procedure, leadership and public speaking skills, among others. In addition, club members enroll in a variety of projects annually. Members meet with others in the project and are led by a volunteer project leader. These projects range from the traditional "cows and cookies" variety, to the innovative computer and aerospace projects.

Randolph County 4-H Clubs:  Magic City Clovers, Busy Busy Beavers, Randolph County Challengers,  Neighborly Communities, and Westran Ramblers.

There is a small fee to join 4-H. Check with the extension center for details. In addition, some projects may require a small investment to get started, and there may be charges for materials or special trips.

The program year is from October 1 through September 30.


4-H Newsletters

July Newsletter 2017 (PDF)

June Newsletter 2017 (PDF)

May Newsletter 2017 (PDF)

April Newsletter 2017 (PDF)

February Newsletter 2017 (PDF)

January Newsletter 2017 (PDF)

December Newsletter 2016 (PDF)

Clubs in Randolph County

Randolph County Challengers
Club leaders:  Amber Baughman, 660-676-5111 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.