There are seven active 4-H clubs in Audrain County.
B&G Hustlers Club meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Courthouse Community Room at 414 N. Clark in Mexico. B&G Hustlers Club on Facebook
Be Bo Bouncers Club meets the fourth Sunday of every month at 4 p.m. at the Beagles Community Center (unless otherwise specified) in Mexico.
Busy Beavers Club meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the 4-H Center in Mexico.
Country Bumpkins Club meets the second Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at the 4-H Center in Mexico.
F&L Hustlers Club meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Centralia Middle School Cafeteria. F&L Hustlers Club on Facebook
Merry Martins Club meets the second Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Audrain County Martinsburg Branch Library in Martinsburg. Merry Martins Club on Facebook
4-H brings young people, ages 5 to 18, 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
- make positive decisions
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 Oct. 1 to Sept. 30. Certain activities may have participation deadlines.
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.
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News & articles
- Published: Friday, June 23, 2023
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Thirty-six youths from across Missouri attended the 2023 State 4-H Poultry Day, June 10 at the University of Missouri Animal Science Research Center in Columbia.Competitions included a poultry judging contest, quiz bowl, egg ...
- Published: Tuesday, March 7, 2023
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The University of Missouri Extension 4-H State Meats Judging Contest drew 45 competing 4-H members from across the state last month.Held in partnership with the MU Meat Science program, the competition provided youths the ...
- Published: Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023
The Issue4-H and FFA Livestock projects impact youth life skill development in motivation, responsibility, goal setting, discipline, and leadership (Anderson et al., 2015; Boleman et al., 2004; Evans, et al. 2019; Heavner et al., 2011; Rusk et al, ...
- Published: Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021
Missouri families and educators! Truman has something important to share with you. As any loyal fan knows, Mizzou’s mascot, Truman, is a Bengal tiger. Sadly, the number of tigers in the wild has declined sharply over the last century. Today, there ...
Publication date: Feb. 1, 2016
David H. TrinkleinHorticulture State SpecialistDivision of Plant SciencesWhy plant vegetables?Home production of vegetables has been increasing in popularity in recent years. In addition to saving on the family food bill, the availability of fresh, ...
A downloadable PDF version of 4-H Youth Services to Communities Form (LG760). Fill out this form to track community service and submit it to your county Extension office.