Ralls County 4-H
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.
Ralls County clubs
Ralls County 4-H has a variety of clubs that meet monthly.
- Perry Pioneers — Meets 2:30 p.m., third Sunday, Perry City Hall
Club leaders: Cindy Woodhurst 573-406-4259 and Cathy McAfee 573-406-8467
- Rocky Point — Meets 5:00 p.m., second Sunday, New London Lions Club
Club leader: Kaylyn Powell
- Liberty Wide Awake — Meets 6:30 p.m., second Monday, Spencer Creek Baptist Church on Hwy P
Club leader: Pam Barnes
- Center Wise Guys — Meets 6:30 p.m., second Monday, Center City Hall
Club leader: Nancy Harris
- Brice Happy Hustlers — Meets 1:00 p.m., second Sunday, Vandalia Fairgrounds
Club leader: Sarah Evans, 573-822-5348
Ralls 4-H Council
- President -- Sarah Evans
- Vice President -- Cindy Woodhurst
- Secretary -- Kaylyn Powell
- Treasurer -- Pam Barnes
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.
Do you enjoy working with young people? If so, become a 4-H volunteer today.
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News & articles
- Published: Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Mike Parson proclaimed Oct. 2-8 as National 4-H Week in Missouri. 4-H State Council President Emily Taylor, Vice President Lynn Dyer and council adviser Erin Stanley received the proclamation at the governor’s office ...
- Published: Friday, Sept. 2, 2022
SEDALIA, Mo. – “Making the best better” for generations of Missouri 4-H club members, 40 volunteers joined the 2022 Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame on Aug. 20 at State Fair Community College in Sedalia.The Missouri 4-H Foundation recognizes ...
- Published: Friday, July 29, 2022
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Twenty-seven 4-H youths and volunteers learned about common Missouri crops, insects, diseases and weeds, as well as pesticide usage and safety at the first Missouri 4-H Crop Scouting Day, July 19 at the University of Missouri ...
- Published: Tuesday, July 5, 2022
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Almost two dozen youths practiced their angling skills June 25 at the 2022 University of Missouri Extension 4-H Sportfishing State Event.Twenty-two 4-H’ers gathered at the Little Dixie Lake Conservation Area in hope of catching ...
The Key Award, the highest award a 4-H member can receive, recognizes significant leadership at the club or group, community and state levels, rewarding hard work, accomplishments and contributions to the overall 4-H program.