Randolph County 4-H clubs
Membership in Missouri 4-H Youth Development Programs is open to all youth 5 to 19 years of age (age as of 1/1/18). People of all ages participate in 4-H programs, from pre-schoolers to grandparents. The list of 4-H projects is so varied that every 4-H member and adult volunteer is sure to find something of interest.
It doesn't matter where you live, 4-H is open to all young people. Whether you live in the country, a small town or a big city, you can participate in 4-H.
Joining 4-H is easy! Call the Randolph County Extension Center at 660-269-9656 or Lyann Ritter, Youth Program Associate.
There is a small fee to join 4-H. Check with the extension center for details. In addition, some projects may require a small investment to get started, and there may be charges for materials or special trips.
The program year is from October 1 through September 30.
Randolph County 4-H clubs
Busy Busy Beavers — Meets the second Sunday of the month
Club leaders: Marla Stegall and Marie McSparen, 660-833-903
Clark Helping Hands — Meets the second Wednesday of each month at Clark City Hall
Club leader: Heather Dougherty, 573-819-4364
Magic City Clovers — Meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the James Youth Cabin in Rothwell Park
Club leaders: Julie Wood, 660-295-4645, and Lindsey Hunt, 660-263-4694
Neighborly Community — Meets the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Lion's Den in Cairo
Club leaders: Bryon and Teresa Wiegand, 660-295-4626
Randolph County Builder — Meets the third Thursday of each month at the Southern Randolph Christian Church in Higbee
Club leader: Travis Mitchell, 660-341-8465
Randolph County Challengers — Meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the James Youth Cabin in Rothwell Park
Club leader: Amber Baughman, 660-676-5111
Westran Ramblers — Meets the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Huntsville Community Room, behind City Hall
Club leader: Betty Mayo, 660-277-4712
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.
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News & articles
- Published: Monday, Oct. 12, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – “Making the best better” for generations of Missouri 4-H club members, 44 volunteers joined the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame. The 2020 inductees, from 36 counties, have established a legacy totaling 1,008 years of service to ...
- Published: Monday, Sept. 28, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo – The 2020 University of Missouri Extension State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest took place virtually Sept. 12-13. More than 100 youths from across the state applied their evaluation and communication skills in this contest.Youths ...
- Published: Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020
SEDALIA, Mo. – The State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest looked somewhat different this year, but Lila Wantland remained consistent and led the field in dominating fashion at the Aug. 22 event held at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia. Wantland repeated ...
- Published: Tuesday, June 30, 2020
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Starting this fall, Missouri 4-H will be able to reach more youths and families across the state through an easy-to-use online learning platform called Canvas that brings 4-H project-based learning directly into the home.This ...
Publication date: Sept. 1, 2017
Good tree planting practices include good planting stock, a well-selected and properly prepared site, proper planting methods, and adequate protection and care of the tree seedlings before and after planting. Failure in any of these planting ...
Publication date: Feb. 1, 2016
Home production of vegetables has been increasing in popularity in recent years. In addition to saving on the family food bill, the availability of fresh, inexpensive produce from the family garden is conducive to maintaining good dietary ...