The state 4-H website has information on individual Missouri 4-H projects.

Fair building project suggestions, demonstration ideas and more can be found under the Project Briefs sections. You can find many judging class options and Skill-a-thon ideas as well.

Shooting sports

4-H invitational shoots in Missouri

4-H Shooting Sports is a youth development educational program. It uses the skills and disciplines of shooting to assist young people and their leaders in obtaining knowledge and developing skills. Development of skills within the discipline of shooting and "life skills" is implicit in the program curriculum and explicitly stated for volunteers. It appeals to young people and volunteers from a wide range of urban and rural backgrounds. 4-H Shooting Sports promotes positive youth-adult interaction and peer leadership.


Food quality assurance policy

The Show Me Quality Assurance (SMQA) Program emphasizes good management practices in the handling and use of animal health products, and encourages producers to review their approach to their herds' health programs. By completing this program, producers demonstrate their commitment to animal production. The entire industry benefits from widespread producer commitment to the program. The program, if put into practice by the majority of U.S. producers, will help the industry protect or even expand its market. This will be accomplished by reducing the risk of incidents that could destroy consumer confidence.

All 4-H members enrolled in food animal projects including beef, sheep, swine, dairy cattle, meats, dairy goats, rabbits and poultry must complete Show Me Quality Assurance (SMQA) certification.

Meats judging

State Meats Judging contest
American Royal National 4-H retail meat Identification codes (PDF) - revised 2017
Meats project resources

Web resources

Clover Kids resources - North State University Dakota Extension Service - Cass County

Non-animal resources

Healthy Living-BAM! Body and Mind

Photography guidelines (PDF)

Livestock resource
For those interested in studying beef, dairy, horse, sheep or swine knowledge, there is a fun online quiz you might want to check out from University of Illinois Extension.

Missouri Laws and Regulations for Animals and Livestock
Helpful links to Missouri laws and regulations specifically related to animals and livestock from Missouri Department of Agriculture.