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.
Montgomery County 4-H clubs
Bellflower Boosters 4-H Club meets at 6:30 p.m on the third Monday at Bellflower Community Building.
Big Spring Busy Beavers 4-H Club meets at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday at Big Spring Firehouse. (In June, July and August and on any election day, meetings start at 7:30 p.m.)
Coon Creek Cronies 4-H Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Thursday at City Hall, Wellsville.
Kountry Kids 4-H Club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Sunday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Jonesburg.
Middletown Meddlers 4-H Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Friday at Middletown Community Center.
Montgomery Progressors 4-H Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday at Montgomery City Library.
Rhineland Explorers 4-H Club meets at 6 p.m. on the second Sunday at Rhineland Firehouse, Rhineland.
For more information, please contact MU Extension in Montgomery County.
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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News & articles
- Published: Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021
The Missouri State Fair offers an opportunity for members to exhibit their skills in the 4-H Building, their showmanship in the livestock arenas and their character through demonstrations. For many, this is a culminating experience that affects them ...
- Published: Friday, July 16, 2021
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The State 4-H Council has selected 25 youths ages 14-18 to serve as the first class of Missouri 4-H Ambassadors.These youth leaders will be tasked with promoting 4-H programs throughout the state, said Samantha Brandeberry, ...
- Published: Monday, June 14, 2021
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The 2021 Missouri 4-H Sportfishing Slam ran March through May with 30 contest entries. The Slam offers nine different categories made up of varying species, habitats and baits. 4-H members are challenged to stretch their knowledge ...
- Published: Wednesday, March 31, 2021
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The University of Missouri Extension State 4-H Horse Judging Contest took place virtually Feb. 27-28, drawing 81 competing 4-H members, said Maria Calvert, Missouri 4-H state agriculture and natural resources educator.“Through ...
In this issue: Coming events | Lots of opportunities | Congratulations to competitors | Info about project courses on Canvas | and more!
The February 2020 edition of the Lincoln, Montgomery and Warren County 4-H newsletter.
The March 2020 edition of the Lincoln, Montgomery and Warren County 4-H newsletter.
The April 2020 edition of the Lincoln, Montgomery and Warren County 4-H newsletter.
The May 2020 edition of the Lincoln, Montgomery and Warren County 4-H newsletter.