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Thank you to all the businesses and individuals who came to the 2017 Sale of Champions to support our youth! 121 items sold for a grand total of $151,224!

Steers     Hogs     Sheep and Goats     Cured Meats     Rabbits 

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

 

Catch up on 4-H News!

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

 

May

May 25 - Camp Counselors applications due to the Extension OfficeCamp Counselor Letter and Responsibilities

May 25 - Camper Registration Forms due to Extension Office!

May 21-28 - Equine 4-H Tour

May 30 - June 1 - State 4-H Congress

May 31 - Swine Project Opportunity:  Swine workshop on showmanship and feeding, 6 p.m., SFC Fairgrounds

June

June 9, 16, 23 - Girls' Tech Challenge - Learn more about computer programming, 4 workshops total (Field trip date TBA)
                         1st session - meet at Farmington Lab:Revo at 9 a.m.  Workshop location is Kirkwood

June 12 - Camp Counselor training, 4 - 8 p.m., Location TBD

June 15 - Round Up clean up, 4 - 7 p.m.

June 16 - Girls' Tech Challenge - 2nd Session - Farmington Lab:Revo, 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

June 20-21 - Public Speaking Academy

June 21-22 - 4-H Round Up  Round Up Dinner, 5 - 7

June 22 - 4-H Round Up Horse Show, 7 p.m.

June 23 - Girls' Tech Challenge - 3rd Session - Farmington Library, 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

July

July 1 - Camp Counselor training, 3 p.m., Pinecrest

July 2-3 - 4-H Camp, Pinecrest.  Counselor Application  Counselor Letter and Responsibilities  Camper Registration

July 6 - 4-H Swim Party, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Park Hills Pool

July 12-15 - Ste. Genevieve County Fair

July 31 - August 4 - St. Francois County Fair

August

August 8-11 - Washington County Fair


Local Contacts

Amanda Dunn
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.

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.