Beaman Arator 4-H Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of the month at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Sedalia.
Leader: Sharon Hutcheson

Brown 4-H Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday of the month at Camp Branch Church, 18020 W 32nd Street, Sedalia.
Leader: Natalie Reed and Sarah Donaldson

Dresden 4-H Club meets at 5:00 p.m. on the second Sunday of the month at La Monte United Methodist Church, La Monte.
Leaders: Kay Sparks and Sharon Bruner

Manila 4-H Club meets at 5:00 p.m. on the second Sunday of the month at Windsor High School, Windsor.
Leaders: Brandy Burkhalter

Muddy Creek Saddle 4-H Club meets at 2:00 p.m. on the second Sunday of the month at Bluhm Family Farm or the Pettis County Extension Office, Sedalia.
Leaders: Jessie Elwell and Brad Elwell

Prairie Ridge 4-H Club meets at 4:00 p.m. on the second Sunday of the month at Range Line Presbyterian Church, Houstonia.
Leaders: Michael Arnett and Brandy Arnett

Ringen Brushy 4-H Club meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at Warehouse Wedding & Event Venue, 30017 Overstreet Road, Sedalia.
Leaders: Cindy Gerke and Adam Gerke

Van Natta 4-H Club meets at 4:30 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month at Antioch Baptist Church, 35868 State Hwy E, Green Ridge.
Leader: Amy Close

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.