Franklin County

4-H County Projects

4-H members from any club can belong to county-wide projects. To become a member of a county-wide project a member should follow these three steps:

  1. Contact the project leader to let him/her know that you want to join the project group.
  2. Contact your Club Leader and let him/her know that you have enrolled in the county-wide project.
  3. Enroll in the project on 4-HOnline - there is no special listing in the online enrollment site for a county-wide project. You will just enroll in the project by name. Example: If you wish to enroll in a county-wide archery project you will enroll in “Archery”. For Line Dancing and Interstate Exchange enroll in the project designated at the end of the listing.

A member can join a county-wide project even if they have already enrolled. just follow the steps above and log in to your 4-H Online account and edit your listing to add the project.

Below are county-wide projects offered. Check future newsletters and the Franklin County 4-H web page for additional projects.

Archery Summit – Members will learn archery safety and skills. Open to members 8 and older. The group will meet twice a month on Monday evenings at Summit Archery in Gray Summit. The group is limited to 30 members. There will be a fee per member for each meeting (fee paid to Summit Archery). Members are encouraged to purchase their own equipment, but can participate even if they do not have their own equipment . Call Dan Tarpey at 636-405-2773 or 314-753-5085, or e-mail [email protected] or Bob Frey at 636-405-2773 or 314-913-8500 email [email protected] to join the group.

Archery – Ed and Nancy Tyree, Spring Bluff Club. We start meetings at the end of March or in April as the weather permits. We try to have 5 or 6 actual shooting meetings before the end of June. Shooting is outside so weather can affect cancelling meetings. Once shooter is knowledgeable of range commands, meetings will be for 3 to 4 hours with members showing up when they can for least one and a half hours of the meeting time. Come and go when it is convenient for archer. We shoot at our house located a couple miles N HWY 185 from four way stop at Sullivan city limits. Shooters are required to complete the 4-H safety project that we can cover also. We request that archers 12 and under have a parent or another adult stay at the meetings with them.

Sportfishing – Jim Luecke leader. Mr Luecke will lead a sport-fishing project. Please call him at 573-205-8524.

Beef – John and Heidi Ridder will lead this project for members age 8-18. The project is limited to ten members. An adult responsible for each child must attend with the child. Members will learn how to choose a steer, how to care for it, including feeding ag preparing to show, and will learn how to educate the public about farms and why eating beef is healthy for you. Meetings are scheduled to begin in October and 5-6 meetings will be held. The meeting location will change depending on the time of the year. Call Heidi at 636-433-4701 or email at [email protected]

Breads, Cat Care, Communications, Foods, Hiking, Sewing – will be led by Linda Becker. The projects are open to all county 4-H members. Meetings will be held in her home on Clearview Road near Union. In each project she will provide lots of hands-on instruction and help members explore the project and prepare exhibits for county fairs. Parents are welcome to learn with their child. Call Linda at 636-583-6659.

4-H Interstate Exchange – Led by Doris Koch. This is a great project for teens 13 and older (on Dec. 31, 2016) who like to travel and meet new people. The group will plan and participate in an Interstate Exchange with 4-H members from a partner county in another state. Members help raise funds to keep the hosting cost low. Contact Doris Koch at 636-667-1703 or Tanner Adkins at [email protected] or call 636-583-5141. Note: For this project you will enroll in the “Global Education” project.

Goats – Karen Williams will lead a Meat Goat and dairy Goat project. Members will learn the different breeds of goats. They will learn how to care and how to prepare for show. Cost of project is $75 to $350. Rubber boots will need to be worn for all meetings. Contact her at 314-402-4511 or [email protected] 

Hiking – Peggy Walsh is offering to lead a hiking project. Members will learn how to prepare for hiking and will explore different parks. They will learn about edible plants, mushroom and tree identification, learn about eating on the trail, and some forestry. Contact Peggy at 636-221-5641, or 636-283-1026. You can also email her at [email protected] or [email protected]. An adult should plan to accompany group on hikes.

Horse – Jen Davis will lead a county-wide horsemanship project. Plans are to hold 15 meetings, many of which will be riding meetings. Meetings will be one night a week.then riding meetings from April until September. Parents will need to be present at weekly riding meetings . Members will learn horse judging, parts of the horse, breeds, western riding, showmanship, trail riding, basic health care and trailering safety. Families must provide their own horse and are responsible for getting the horse to the riding meetings. Jen Davis at 636-279-0515.

Knitting and Line Dancing (separate projects) – led by Dorothy Keence. She will hold her meetings at her home. Meetings will begin in January. Contact her at 636-583-7872 or 636-388-2304. Note: If you take Line Dancing you will enroll in the project “Keeping Fit”.

Shotgun/Sporting Clays – Led by certified instructors Lee Kassebaum, Mark Burns, stacey Schroeder and Quentin Binder. For member age 11 and older on December 31, 2016. Limited to 25 members. Project meetings will begin in May. Plans are to hold 7 or 8 meetings ath the YESS Trap Range located across the river from Washington. First time members must complete the "SS740-Shooting Sports Safety" Project, these meetings will be held before the shotgun project begins. Participants must also provide their own ear protection, ammunition and $3.00 per round for clay targets. It would be best if member provides their own gun, however a limited number of guns to use will be available. Parents are encouraged to be become certified so they can help. Call Lee Kassebaum at 573-459-6525 or 573-934-1927 ([email protected])