Thank You to all the businesses and individuals who came to the 2014 Sale of Champions to support our youth!  It was another record sale:  99 items sold for a grand total of $143,710!

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

SMQA link:  http://agebb.missouri.edu/smqa/



July 7 - Bacon meeting, 6:00 p.m., Fairgrounds.  Bacon reservation must be made by June 29!

July 23 - 4-H Night at the Water Park and Duck Race Fundraiser!  Duck Race Flyer (PDF)  Duck Race Family Letter (PDF)

July 24 - Last Cured Meats Opportunity: 2 hour course for those needing their final Country Cured Meats Project Meeting.  This meeting will take place on July 24th at the Farmington Vo-Ag building beginning at 9:00 am and will conclude at 11:00 am.  Members must be in attendance for the duration of the course.  Members may not arrive late or leave early.  4-H’ers will work on meat identification, selection, judging and completing their project books.  Members must bring their country cured meat project book with them.  Members will need to R.S.V.P to the Extension office by July 6, 2015.

July 24 - Country Cured Ham Meat Smoking, beginning at 9:00 am.  The smoking process usually takes approximately 45 min-1hour to complete.  Time slots are available beginning at 9:00 am, on a first come first serve basis.  You will need to call the extension office to reserve your time slot.  This event will satisfy one of the mandatory requirements to participate in the Sale of Champions at the County Fair.

July 26 - Youth Benefit Auction, 6:30 p.m., Fairgrounds.

July 28 - August 1 - St. Francois County Fair

July 28 - 4-H Horse Show (PDF), 7:00 p.m.


August 13 - 23 - Missouri State Fair.  http://www.mostatefair.com/


October 4 - Fall Horse Show (PDF), 12:30 p.m.

2014 Livestock Meeting Minutes (PDF) 


Local Contacts

Amanda Crader
4-H Youth Development Program Assistant
Phone: 573-756-4539   Email: lachancea@missouri.edu

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


Y630, 4-H Member Enrollment Form (PDF)
Y640, Youth Health Statement, Parent Consent and Event Acceptance Form (PDF)
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.
Missouri 4-H Volunteer Application Form (PDF fillable) | Spanish version (PDF)