Thank You to all the businesses and individuals who came to the 2015 Sale of Champions to support our youth!  It was another record sale:  124 items sold for a grand total of $159,178.60!

Steers (PDF)

Hogs (PDF)

Sheep and Goats (PDF)

Cured Meats (PDF)


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



January 7 - Volunteer Orientation, 6:30 p.m., County Commissioners' Office

January 14 - Project Leader Training, 6:30 p.m., County Commissioners' Office

January 21 - Budget Committee Meeting, 6 p.m., County Commissioners' Office
                     Fundraiser Committee Meeting, 6 p.m., County Commissioners' Office
                     4-H Council Meeting, 7 p.m., County Commissioners' Office

January 23 - Regional Officer Training, 9 a.m. - noon, Location TBA

January 23 - 4-H Lock-in, 5 - 9 p.m., Central Elementary

January 31 - Registration deadline for State Teen Conference held March 12-13.  http://4h.missouri.edu/teen-conference/main


February 15 - Registration deadline for Youth Civic Leader Summit held March 4-6.  http://4h.missouri.edu/YCLS/main

February 27 - Steer Weigh In, 9 a.m., Location TBA (Inclement weather date: March 5)


March 4-6 - Youth Civic Leader Summit, Camp Windmere.  http://4h.missouri.edu/YCLS/main

March 12-13 - Teen Conference, Columbia  Link: http://4h.missouri.edu/teen-conference/main

March 19 - Swine Weigh In, 9 a.m., Fairgrounds
                  Sheep & Goat Weigh In, Time TBA, Fairgrounds


April 30 - St. Francois County Steer & Heifer Prospect Show

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.


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.