Thank you to all the businesses and individuals who came to the 2018 Sale of Champions to support our youth! 144 items sold for a grand total of $153,223.90!

Steers and Heifer     Hogs     Sheep and Goats     Cured Meats, Rabbits and Broilers

2018 List of Buyers

Reports due after Sale of Champions to receive sale checks:
Market Animal Financial Report       
Project Record Form - Animal Projects
Market price/value for each species needed for calculation on page 3 of Market Animal Financial Report:  
Steers:  1.10/lb.
Hogs:  .55/lb.
Sheep:  .80/lb.
Goats:  2.00/lb.


March 22 - April 1 - Swine Project;  Swine nominations - Provide ear tag number, weight & photo of each hog nominated.  Nomination Form & directions.

March 27 - April 7 - 4-H Paper Clover Campaign, Tractor Supply


April 1 - Deadline to order tickets for 4-H Day with the Cardinals (May 11)Order form

April 5 - Deadline to turn in Liberty Tree Application.  

April 10 - Deadline: Supreme Beef Female Nominations are due to the Extension Office.  Nomination Form

April 13 - Steer & Heifer Prospect Show

April 15 - Goat & Sheep Project:  Youth enrollment deadline in order to participate in the goat & sheep project

April 30 - Sheep & Goat Weigh-in/Nomination Day


May 1 - Deadline to register for Public Speaking Academy (June 12-13)

May 11 - 4-H Day with the Cardinals

May 16 - 4-H Council Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Co. Comm.

May 24 -25 - 8th Annual PRCA Rodeo, St. Francois County Fairgrounds


June 12 - 13 - Public Speaking Academy, Central Methodist University, Fayette

June 20 - 21 - St. Francois County Round Up


July 20 - Pre-Fair meeting

July 30 - August 3 - St. Francois County Fair


Catch up on 4-H News!

News Releases for Missouri Youth Civic Leaders Summit and 4-H Teen Conference

Ready to join St. Francois County 4-H? 
Visit mo.4honline.com to enroll today! 

Local Contacts:

Stephanie Schindler
4-H Youth Specialist/CES
Phone: 573-756-4539   Email: SchindlerS@missouri.edu

Kayce Amsden
4-H Youth Associate
Email: amsdenk@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.


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.