Cedar County 4-H County Council

Our 4-H County Council includes members and volunteers from each county 4-H club. The council meets six times a year to develop and maintain countywide programming. Public is welcome to attend. View Cedar County 4-H Council documents for meeting minutes, agendas and officer application. Applications to apply to be a county council officer are due in September.

View the Cedar County 4-H Council Documents

View the Cedar County Fair Information


The following is a list of the current 4-H clubs. Meeting times and locations are subject to change. Please contact the club leader to verify meeting time and place.

  • Eastern Stars 4-H Club – Meets at 9 or 10 a.m. on the second Monday of the month. Location varies.
    Leader: Browning Proctor, 417-955-3276
  • New Kids on the Block 4-H Club – Meets at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at the Land-O-Lakes Fair Grounds in El Dorado Springs, MO.
    Co-leaders: Cindy Carpenter, 417-876-8002, and Julie Rieder, 417-876-7566
  • Osage River 4-H Club – Meets at 10 a.m. on the third Saturday of every month at the Pape Christian Church in Tiffin, MO.
    Co-leaders: Amanda Evans, amanda_colene@yahoo.com, and Susan Abbott, susan_abbott@yahoo.com.
  • Stockton Seekers 4-H Club – Meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at the Stockton Christian Church Activity Center in Stockton, MO.
    Leader: Pam Elkins, 417-809-8513, pjelkins@hotmail.com
  • Union Hall 4-H Club – Meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month at the Land-O-Lakes Fair Grounds in El Dorado Springs, MO.
    Co-leaders: Lisa Manning, lisaleeannegreenstreet9@yahoo.com and Rachel Stauffer, ozarkfarmmom@gmail.com
  • West Union Kids 4-H Club – Meets in the evening on the third Wednesday of every month at the Land-O-Lakes Fair Grounds in El Dorado Springs, MO.
    Leader: KaLee Wisner, 417-309-3542

About 4-H

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 and 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 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 and 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.

Joining 4-H is as easy as contacting your local extension office. 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.

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.