University of Missouri Extension's 4-H educational program empowers young people to reach their full potential while working and learning in partnership with caring adults.

Clark County clubs

Clark County 4-H has a variety of clubs that meet monthly. Learn more by contacting MU Extension in Kahoka at 660-727-3339.

  • Antioch — Meets 5:30 p.m., first Tuesday, Amazing Grace Church
    Club leaders: LaTisha Scott-Snead, Ardith Harmon and Jillian Phillips
  • Ashton Cloverleaf — Meets 2:00pm, first Sunday, Amazing Grace Bible Church
    Club leaders: Jim and Heather Behnke and Jim and Nancy Bash
  • Fox River Clovers — Meets 6:00 p.m., second Sunday, Clark County Extension office meeting room
    Club leaders: Amanda Webster, Jessica Saunders, and PJ Parker
  • Shamrock — Meets 5:00 p.m., second Sunday, Amazing Grace Bible Church
    Club leaders: Jill Plenge and Seth Ogle
  • Willing Workers — Meets 4:00 p.m., second Sunday, Masonic Lodge Wayland
    Club leaders: Janine Riney and Robin Davis

Clark County 4-H Club Rotation

  2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
Nominations Fox River Clovers Shamrock Willing Workers Ashton Cloverleaf Antioch
Fundriasing Shamrock Willing Workers Ashton Cloverleaf Antioch Fox River Clovers
Recognition Willing Workers Ashton Cloverleaf Antioch Fox River Clovers Shamrock
Achievement Ashton Cloverleaf Antioch Fox River Clovers Shamrock Willing Workers
National 4-H Week Antioch Fox River Clovers Shamrock Willing Workers Ashton Cloverleaf
*Chart uses the calendar year

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.