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Joining a 4-H club is as easy as contacting the Laclede County Extension Center at 417-532-7126.
Barn Bums Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month at the White Oak Pond Church (South5 Lebanon).
Club leader: TBA
Country Kids 4-H Horse Club meets on the second Saturday of every month at the Laclede County Saddle Club at 10 a.m.
Club leaders: Brian and Tammy McKimmey
Drive Club meets on the third Saturday of each month at 3:30 p.m. at (Stoutland area location to be announced each month).
Club leader: Becca Witt
Friendship Club meets at 10 a.m. on the first Saturday of every month at the First United Methodist Church, Lebanon.
Club leaders: Susan Kromrie, Kim McSorley and Elada Wears
Laclede County Aggies Club meets at various times and locations.
Club leader: Melessia McCormick
Nothin' But Dust Shotgun Club meets at various times and places.
Club leader: Jessica Morgan
Show Barn Club meets at Phillipsburg Christian Church on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
Club leader: Steve Cushing
Trail Blazers Club
Club leader: Sarah DuBose
About 4-H clubs
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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Event date: Dec. 15, 2022
Event time: | 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
This workshop is for youth or adults. Everything will be supplied and each registrant will leave with a ham ready to hang in an unheated building with good ventilation so the curing process can take place. Those attending will learn how the ...
News & articles
- Published: Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022
Missouri 4-H capped the year with a second place overall team finish at the 2022 North American International Livestock Exposition Dairy Judging Invitational Contest in Louisville, Kentucky, on Nov. 5. Nineteen youth teams competed.Logan Archer and ...
- Published: Wednesday, May 4, 2022
FULTON, Mo. – The University of Missouri Extension State 4-H Horse Judging Contest, April 9, drew 70 4-H members to compete at William Woods University in Fulton.The 4-H delegation was greeted by newly appointed William Woods University President ...
- Published: Friday, Feb. 25, 2022
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Forty-eight Missouri 4-H members competed Feb. 19 in the 4-H State Meats Judging Contest on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia.Held in partnership with the MU Meat Science Program, the contest gave competitors the ...
- Published: Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022
Missouri youths gathered with others from across the nation for the 2021 National 4-H Congress, Nov. 26-30 in Atlanta.During National 4-H Congress, youths participated in a wide range of educational workshops, service-learning projects and keynote ...