We are excited about your interest in the 4-H program! 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!
You don't have to grow up on the farm to belong to 4-H. 4-H is open to all youth ages 5–18. See this informational sheet about 4-H (PDF) or contact the Morgan and Moniteau County MU Extension center to find out more.
4-H clubs are open to ages 8 to 18 and Clover Kids clubs for ages 5 to 7. 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.
4-H has projects on more than 75 topics, there is something to interest every child. Just a few of the opportunities that 4-H offers include: geocaching, robotics, international exchanges, horsemanship, pets, starting a business, arts and crafts, raising animals, woodworking, photography and gardening.
Morgan County 4-H Clubs
Fierce Foxes meets at 10 a.m. on the 3rd Wednesday in Versailles.
Kountry Kids meets at 6:30 p.m. the 3rd Wednesday of the month at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church gym in Stover (with some exceptions due to holidays)
Little Rascals Clover Kids meets at 6:30 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at the Assembly of God Church gym in Versailles.
Silver Spurs meets on the 3rd Sunday alternating the 3rd Saturday of every month at Providence Baptist Church, Hwy E, Versailles.
Trail Blazers meets at 6:00 p.m. on the 3rd Thursday of every month at the Assembly of God church gym in Versailles.
Meeting times/locations are subject to change, please contact the Morgan county extension office to confirm date and time at 573-378- 5358.
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.
Little Rascals 4-H Club (5- to 7-year-olds): Meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Assembly of God church gym in Versailles. Club leader: Carrie Patterson.
Shooting sports meets twice monthly at pre-scheduled dates. Meetings include a variety of disciplines including: shotgun, archery, .22, air rifle and BB gun. The location will be Ozark Outfitters outside of Versailles, mo. There are currently no additional fees for our county members. Moniteau County members are able to participate in Morgan county. Please contact the extension office for more information.
SMQA online training
All 4-H members who show any animals must be current on their Show Me Quality Assurance (SMQA) training. Contact the University of Missouri Extension office to check current status at 573-378-5358. Upon completion of online training, print certificate and return to Extension office for 4-H specialist signature.
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.