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4-H

Thank you to all the businesses and individuals who came to the 2016 Sale of Champions to support our youth! 110 items sold for a grand total of $147,886!


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! 

 

September

September 15 - Project Record Forms (PDF) are due to the Extension Office.  As we wrap up the 4-H year, it is important for 4-H members to follow through on their projects by filling out their project record forms.   By completing these forms members have an opportunity to compete for ribbons and prizes, which will be awarded at Barnwarming.  Member’s completing records for livestock exhibits at the county fair DO NOT need to submit an additional project record.  By taking time to fill out these project report forms it can help you measure your success in the project area, and help with goal setting for the upcoming year.  

September 17 -  Shotgun, 9:00 a.m., Leadbelt Gun Club. 12 and 20 ga. shells available, $5/box

September 22 - 4-H Council meeting, 7 p.m.

September 24 - Shooting Sports Safety class (Class 740), 11 a.m., Ozark Thunder indoor shooting range.  Please contact Max Randolph for more information. 573-218-2701. 

 

October

October 1 - 4-H enrollments begins for the new year!  

October 1 - Fall Horse Show, 10:30 a.m., Fairgrounds.  Show Bill (PDF)

October 1 - Secretary & Treasurers' books are due to the Extension Office.

October 2-8 - National 4-H Week!

October 8 - 4-H Barnwarmin'

 

 


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.

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.