Check out the Livingston County Clover Connection — the monthly newsletter for 4-H families.
Livingston County 4-H clubs
For the most accurate meeting dates and times, please contact the club leader.
- Busy Bees 4-H Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of the month at Tina school. Leader: Michelle Brockmeier, 660-542-6463
- Dawn Sunrise Hustlers 4-H Club meets at 5:30 p.m. the third Sunday of the month at Dawn Community Center. Leader: Rhonda Oesch, 660-738-4144
- Double H 4-H Club meets at 6 p.m. on the first Monday of the month at the Litton Center. Leaders: Nancy Burtch, Hillary Beemer, 660-973-1949
- Hale Happy Hustlers 4-H Club meet at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month at Hale school. Leader: Judy Harris, 660-565-2634
- Hale Clover Kids. Leader: Diane Kerns, 660-565-2963
- Liberty 4-H Club (Swain Schoolhouse). Leader: Tanya Stimpson, 660-646-2343
- Mooresville Motivators (Mooresville) Leader: Sherrie Wohlgemuth, 660-247-1495
- Power Clovers (NMCYF Afterschool Club). Leader: Brandi Pittman, 660-322-0205
- Rich Hill Jr. Workers 4-H Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of the month at the Litton Center. Leader: Kim Kieffer, 660-247-1474
- Show-Me 4-H Club meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of the month at the Chula Community Center. Leader: Jennifer Horton, 660-639-3585
- Springhill Go-Getters 4-H Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Monday of the month at the Litton Center. Leader: Lauren Lee, 660-247-3339
- Wheeling Happy Harvesters 4-H Club meets at 7 p.m.on the second Monday of the month at the Wheeling Christian Church. Leader: Tammy Meneely, 660-938-4465
Livingston County 4-H events and activities
- 1: Litton Event Scholarship application due
BOAC grants due
Zoo Apprenticeship Camp application due
- 5: Raffle tickets DUE in office
- 28-Jan 1: 4-H Zoo Apprenticeship Camp
- 8: NW Regional Energizer at Cameron
- 15: 4-H Camp Counselor Selection at Cameron
- 20: State 4-H Foundation Scholarship due in county
- 29: Extension Council Fundraiser
- 21-22: State 4-H Teen Conference
- 10: Tractor Pull
- 11: Fair set-up
- 12-17: Livingston County Fair
- 1: Litton Event Scholarship application due
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
- 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 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 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.
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.