Any time is a good time to join Missouri 4-H.
- 2017–2018 Caldwell County 4-H council officers
- President – Dustin Davies
- Vice-President – Addison Lewis
- Secretary – Ryley Baragary
- Treasurer – Jacey Heisey
- Adult Treasurer – Debbie Clevenger
- Youth Representation to Extension Council – Aiden Anderson
Enrollment in 4-H is open year-round to youth ages 5–18. 4-H prepares young people for the future while they make new friends, learn new skills and create great memories. Caldwell County 4-H clubs include:
- Braymer Pleasant Hill Hustlers 4-H Club, which meets at 6 p.m. on the second Sunday of the month at the United Methodist Church in Braymer.
Club leader: Emily A. Davies, 660-702-2262 or [email protected]
- Hamilton Achievers 4-H Club, which meets on the last Sunday of the month at the Federated Church in Hamilton.
Club leader: Debbie Clevenger, 816-465-0402 or [email protected]
Co-leaders: Tina Anderson, 816-262-7998 or [email protected]
Nesha Park, 816-752-3919 or [email protected]
- Kidder Lone Stars 4-H Club, which meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at Kidder United Methodist Church.
Club leader: Tammy Pratt, 816-465-0208 or [email protected]
- Polo Trail Blazers 4-H Club, which meets at 5:30 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month at the Polo United Methodist Church.
Club leader: Gretchen Brashear, 816-284-3634 or [email protected]
For more information, contact Steven Steiner, youth program associate in Plattsburg, at 816-539-3765 or [email protected].
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 fundraisers. 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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Event date: Feb. 11, 2023
Event time: | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
4-H Micro Energizer is an opportunity for youth to come to learn more about selected 4-H projects and topics. Youth do not have to be enrolled in 4-H nor a project to attend. This year, we are offering in-person sessions at on February 11, 2023 at ...
News & articles
- 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
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- Published: Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri 4-H youths gathered Sept. 25 on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia for the annual State 4-H Public Speaking Contest.The contest is one of Missouri 4-H’s oldest and most popular traditions, said Samantha ...
- Published: Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021
COLUMBIA, Mo. – More than 100 youths competed at the 2021 University of Missouri Extension State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest on Sept. 11 at the MU Trowbridge Livestock Center in Columbia. This contest brought together 122 Missouri 4-H members to ...
Form to nominate a 4-H member for the Caldwell County 4-H Alumni Award.
Form to nominate a 4-H member for the Caldwell County 4-H Boy Rookie of the Year Award.
Form to nominate a 4-H member for the Caldwell County Carrie McBee Award, given each year to both a boy and a girl.
Information about the Caldwell County 4-H program and ways to participate.