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Important Dates 

  • Steer Weigh In -- Saturday March 4 at Sale Barn
  • 4-H Council Meeting -- April 10 at Library 6 p.m.
  • Hog, goat, and sheep Weigh In -- Saturday April 22 at Sale Barn
  • Camp Counselor Registration -- May 1
  • 4-H Council Meeting -- May 22
  • Camper Registration Due -- May 22
  • Camp Counselor Training -- June 13
  • Camp Pinecrest -- June 28-30
  • Pollorum Testing -- July 8

Stop by the Extension Office the weigh-in sheet that needs to be filled out and handed to the person weighing your animal at the sale barn the day of the weigh-in.  This information needs to be COMPLETELY filled out, as the is how we develop the buyers guides.  Please help us, by filling out all of the information requested.


Livestock Guidelines

Have questions about the Washington County 4-H/FFA livestock guidelines? View the guidelines in PDF format.

Livestock Guidelines (PDF)

Washington County Clubs

  • Caledonia County Kids 4-H Club meets at 2 p.m.. on the third Sunday of every month at the Belgrade Lion's Club in Belgrade. Club leader: Becky Yount
  • Latty Route Go-Getters 4-H Club Club leader: Erin Phares
  • Potosi Patriots 4-H Club meets at 2 p.m. on the fourth Sunday of every month at the County Library in Potosi. Club leaders: Vicki Murdick, 573-436-4035
  • Potosi Wranglers 4-H Club Club leader: Lindsay Murphy.
  • Fourche Valley Ranchers 4-H Club Club leader: Tiffany Crump, 573-210-0000
  • Potosi Ropers 4-H Club Club leaders: Patty Allen, 573-210-1969 or 573-366-4926.
  • Washington County Explorers 4-H Club Club leaders: Stacy Beck
  • Brazil Creek 4-H Club Club Leader: Justin Blanton



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.