What's in 4-H?

  • 4-H community clubs for youth ages 5 to 18
  • Clover Kids clubs for youth especially for youth ages 5 to 7
  • Projects in rocketry, horsemanship, shooting sports, crocheting, geospatial, photography and many others
  • 4-H summer camp
  • Community service opportunities
  • Volunteer opportunities for youth and adults


To Enroll

 Visit: https://mo.4honline.com/

2015 Enrollment Guide (PDF)

Inspire youths...volunteer

4-H is always needing volunteers! Volunteers make our 4-H program what it is today.
If you are interested in volunteering please call 573-568-3344.
Volunteer Orientation

The Stoddard County 4-H Messenger

June 2016 (PDF)
May 2016 (PDF)
April 2016 (PDF)
March 2016 (PDF)
February 2016 (PDF)
January 2016 (PDF)
December 2015 (PDF)
November 2015 (PDF)
October 2015 (PDF) 
September 2015 (PDF)
August 2015 (PDF)
July 2015 (PDF)
June 2015 (PDF)
May 2015 (PDF)
April 2015 (PDF)
March 2015 (PDF)
February 2015 (PDF)
January 2015 (PDF)
December 2014 (PDF)
November 2014 (PDF)
October 2014 (PDF)
September 2014 (PDF)
August 2014 (PDF)
July 2014 (PDF)
June 2014 (PDF)
May 2014 (PDF)
April 2014 (PDF)
March 2014 (PDF)
February 2014 (PDF)
January 2014 (PDF)

Stoddard County 4-H Council Minutes

August 2015 Minutes (PDF)
May 2015 Minutes (PDF)
October 2014 Minutes (PDF)
August 2014 Minutes (PDF)
May 2014 Minutes (PDF)
March 2014 Minutes (PDF)
January 2014 Minutes (PDF)

Upcoming Events

  • 7th Grade Educational Safety Day, May 12, Stoddard County Fairgrounds, Dexter, MO
  • The Stoddard County 4-H Council will meet on Monday, May 16 @ 5:30pm.
  • 2016 State 4-H Congress, June 1-3, Columbia, MO
  • 2016 Heartland Regional 4-H Summer Camp, July 6-8, Camp Allen, Greenville, MO


4-H Rebels meets on the first Saturday of each month.
Club leader: Rose Vandergriff  Contact number 573-624-0808

4-H Riders Club (county-wide) meets on the second Monday of every month at the Mingo Saddle Club.
Club leader: Stacy Brittain  

Advance Clovers meets on the second Friday of every month.
Club leaders: Ronnie and Karen Martin  Contact number: 573-722-5259

Crowley Ridge 4-H meets once a month.
Club leader: Angie Parks   Contact number: 573-421-2888

Puxico Warriors meets periodically.
Club leader: Linda Roberts  Contact number 573-934-5113

Show-Me 4-H Club meets once a month.
Club leaders: Sam and Jeanie Huey   Contact number: 573-820-1644

Star Banner 4-H Club meets on the first Monday of every month at the Faith Lutheran Church.
Club leaders: Monie and JT Brehmer  Contact number: 573-624-2361

Stoddard County 4-H Swine Club meets periodically.
Club leader: Eddie Sifford

For details on club meeting times and locations, call the extension center at 573-568-3344.









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.