• Youths at the 2022 Missouri 4-H Crops Field Day.

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri 4-H and University of Missouri Extension will host a Crops Field Day on Wednesday, July 10, at MU Bradford Farm near Columbia.

Youths and volunteers will be able to learn about common Missouri crops, insects, diseases, disorders and weeds as well as about pesticide safety. The event will bring state-level opportunities to youths involved in agronomy and plant-science-related projects, said Maria Calvert, MU Extension state 4-H agriculture educator.

“This is an area that has needed to grow, and with the help of our MU Extension colleagues, we will be able to offer a great opportunity for young people to develop their knowledge and skills in this area,” Calvert said.

Early registration is $12 and will be open in 4-H Online ( May 11 to June 10. Late registration ($15) runs June 11 to June 18. No entries will be accepted after June 18.

4-H members and volunteers should enroll using their 4-H Online profile. This event is open to non-4-H members, who should create a participant profile in 4-H Online before registering for the event. Learn more at

About Missouri 4-H

Missouri 4-H grows today’s youth and prepares tomorrow’s leaders. With a blend of time-tested traditions and innovative hands-on learning, Missouri youth explore and find their spark in programs ranging from agriculture and conservation to aerospace and career development. Through clubs, programs, camps, in-school and after-school experiences, University of Missouri Extension faculty, staff and thousands of volunteers guide youth in developing essential skills, building confidence and fostering connections. Together, they inspire young people to make a real difference in their communities, their country and the world. To learn more about Missouri 4-H, visit

Youths at the 2022 Missouri 4-H Crops Field Day.

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