Taney County 4-H
If you would like to join 4-H, start a club, or become a volunteer leader, contact Willa Williams, 4-H Youth Specialist, or call the Taney County University of Missouri Extension Center at 417-546-4431.
Taney County 4-H club information
Achievers 4-H Shooting Sports Club: Meets during range time on one Saturday a month. Contact: Willa Williams or call 417-546-4431. There is an additional club fee.
Trailblazers 4-H Club: Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:00 PM at Taneyville Village Hall. Contact: Lyn Wieneke, 417-598-9968 .
4-H Explorers: Youth join the Explorers club to participate in short term 4-H project experiences. They are welcome to participate in other Taney County 4-H clubs or start their own after their projects end. Contact Willa Williams, 417-546-4431 to participate.
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: Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021
The Missouri State Fair offers an opportunity for members to exhibit their skills in the 4-H Building, their showmanship in the livestock arenas and their character through demonstrations. For many, this is a culminating experience that affects them ...
- Published: Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021
Maya Hufman, Greene County 4-H member and reigning National Teen Miss United States Agriculture.As the reigning National Teen Miss United States Agriculture, Greene County 4-H member Maya Hufman has the privilege of speaking to thousands, educating ...
- Published: Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020
University of Missouri Extension Wright County Engagement Specialist Janice Weddle and University of Missouri Extension Douglas County Engagement Specialist Dr. Krista Tate conducted surveys in rural areas to better understand and document outcomes ...
- Published: Tuesday, June 30, 2020
“Birth order and it’s effects on the person has been fascinating scientists and the general public for at least one hundred years,” says Janice Weddle, County Engagement Specialist in Youth Development for the University of Missouri Extension. ...