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Join 4-H!

Youth must be 8 by 1/1/2018 to join. Find more information at http://extension.missouri.edu/adair/4h.aspx. Clover Kid groups for 5-7 year olds are also forming now. Call Kelli Harris at 660-457-3469 or harriskel@missouri.edu or Michelle Klem at 665-9866 or klemmd@missouri.edu.

Empowering young people to reach their full potential

The link to enroll your children in 4-H for the 2017-2018 Year is https://mo.4honline.com/Login.aspx

Upcoming Dates for 4-H

November 12            Queen City Meeting

November 13            Downing Meeting

November 18            Recognition Event and 4-H Council Meeting at Schuyler R-1 Schools in the Multi-purpose room at 7 p.m.

November 23            Happy Thanksgiving

November 28            Family STEM Nite

December 4              Tentative Volunteer Training

The link to the Missouri 4-H page is http://4h.missouri.edu/.

Jr. Livestock Show

2017 Fair Book (PDF)

Art Hall Registration Form (pdf)

Livestock Entry Form (pdf)

Auction Form (pdf)

Schuyler County News and Notes

August 2017 (PDF)

October 2017 (PDF)

November 2017 (PDF)

Adult Volunteer Form:  Consent Form, LG639

SMQA Website: http://www.agebb.missouri.edu/smqa

Clubs

Downing 4-H Club, meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of the month at Downing Christian Church (September to April) and Downing Depot Park (May to August).
Leader: Jennie Droste

Queen City 4-H Club, meets at 5 p.m on the second Sunday of the month at the Queen City Park Community Building. 
Leader: Jessica Byrn

If you would like to join a club or become a volunteer, call the Schuyler County extension center, 660-457-3469 or email Kelli Harris at harriskel@missouri.edu

 

 

 

 

 

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.