Nodaway County


Youth ages 8 to 18 are enrolled as 4-H members, and youth ages 5 to 7 are enrolled as Clover Kid members. Membership is determined by the child's age as of January 1 of the current program year. While the 4-H program year runs from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30 families are welcome to enroll at any time.

The Nodaway County 4-H program maintains an enrollment of approximately 225 youth members and 70 adult volunteers. Youth members join one of the six 4-H Clubs and attend monthly meetings. Within their club, the youth complete 4-H projects, led by trained adult volunteers. Families are welcome to choose a 4-H Club that best fits their needs and interests.

To find out more about the Nodaway County 4-H program, or to enroll as a youth member or adult volunteer, please contact Dana Auffert, youth program associate.

Nodaway County 4-H clubs

  • Burlington Junction Lucky Shamrocks 4-H Club
  • Busy Bee 4-H Club
  • Jefferson 4-H Club
  • Mt. Tabor 4-H Club
  • Northeast Bluejays 4-H Club
  • North Nodaway 4-H Club
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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

    Contact MU Extension in Nodaway County

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    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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