Welcome to Lafayette county 4-H! We are excited about your interest. 4-H envisions our world as a place where youth and adults learn, grow and work together for positive change. There is a place for you in that vision! Contact us to learn more.

Get involved!

Lafayette County 4-H has over 300 youth members, ages 5 to 18, and over 200 adult volunteers. 4-H clubs are located in each corner of the county and points in between. Youth can join any one of 12 clubs where they can attend meetings, complete 4-H projects, exhibit at county and state fairs, participate in local, state and national trips and events, and qualify for college scholarships. To find out more, contact the Lafayette County Extension Center.

Become a 4-H  volunteer!

Missouri 4-H volunteers help youth ages 5 to 18 feel safe and supported to learn and lead. Contact the Lafayette County Extension Office for more information at (660) 584-3658. All Volunteers are required to complete a Annual Background Check Consent Form LG639.



Lafayette County 4-H/FFA Fair 2024

Dates: June 15, 2024 - July 15, 2024

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Lafayette County 4-H clubs

  • 1st Wednesday, 7 p.m.; 1st Thursday during March & April,  7 p.m.

  • Alma City Hall

  • Contact: Tiffany Bergman, 660-641-4406

  • 1st Monday, at 6:30 p.m.

  • First Baptist Church

  • Contact:

    • Emily Engelbrecht, 660-909-5570

    • Michelle Roush, 660-909-6915

    • John Morgan, 660-909-2259

  • 1st Sunday at 5 p.m.

  • Mayview Community Building

  • Contact:

    • Cara Riekhof, 660-909-9153

    • Sally Baker, 660-441-5406

    • Jessica White, 660-441-5406

  • 1st Thursday in Jan., Feb., April, Sept. and Oct.

  • Oak Grove Methodist Church

  • Meets on Thursday evenings at the Oak Grove Arena when weather permits

  • Contact: Keille Brocato, 816-616-5269

  • 1st Sunday, 6 p.m. 

  • Corder VFW, Hwy 20

  • Contact:

    • Sara Stoll, 660-641-2265

    • Sara Frerking, 660-641-3454

    • Courtney Bergsieker, 660-251-1450

  • 1st Monday, 7 p.m.

  • Mount Hope Masonic Lodge #476
    6898 MO 131
    Odessa, MO 64076
    NOTE: starting May 6, 2024

  • Contact:

    • Hannah Newman, 816-309-4546

    • Tabitha Hicklin, 816-263-0290

  • 1st Sunday , 6 p.m. 

  • Wellington Fair Building, Wellington

  • Contact:

    • Erin Dieckmann, 816-616-4249

    • Amanda Kennedy, 816-726-8223

  • 2nd Sunday, 6:30 p.m.

  • Presbyterian Church, Higginsville

  • Contact: Shelli Twyman, 660-584-2831

  • 4th Sunday, 6 p.m.

  • Concordia Community Center

  • Contact:

    • Sarah Heins, 660-864-4314

    • Beth Maggert, 660-463-7552

  • Last Tuesday of Sept., Nov., Jan., March, May and July, 7 p.m. 

  • Community Bldg, Higginsville

  • Contact:

    • Lon Hemmen, 816-807-5436

    • Ros Hall, 816-824-5119

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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.