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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.
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.
- Cherry Valley 4-H Club – Meets at 2 p.m. on the first Sunday of every month at the Land-O-Lakes Fair Grounds in El Dorado Springs, MO.
Leader: Chastity McCullick, 417-876-7497
- Eastern Stars 4-H Club – Meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month at the Double J Arena in Humansville, MO.
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 Evens, [email protected], and Susan Abbott, [email protected].
- 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, [email protected]
- 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.
Leader: Amanda Schiereck, 417-876-9219
- 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
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: 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 ...
- 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 ...
- Published: Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021
The Missouri State Fair offers an opportunity for members to exhibit their skills in the 4-H Building, their showmanship in the livestock arenas and their character through demonstrations. For many, this is a culminating experience that affects them ...
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, ...