Missouri 4-H Foundation
Supporting positive youth development
The Missouri 4-H Foundation is the independent philanthropic partner of the University of Missouri Extension 4-H Center for Youth Development. Our mission is to maximize 4-H youth development through resource acquisition and management.
Established in 1949, the Missouri 4-H Foundation partners with universities, corporations, foundations and individuals to build stronger 4-H programs and provide financial support to benefit Missouri's youth. We help empower young people in every county of the state to learn by doing and become the leaders of tomorrow.
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News & articles
- Published: Friday, Sept. 29, 2023
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Mike Parson designated Oct. 1-7, 2023, as National 4-H Week in Missouri. During the week and beyond there will be events and activities promoting the values and principles of 4-H. These include community service projects, ...
- Published: Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023
SEDALIA, Mo. – The Missouri 4-H community honored the 2023 inductees into the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame in August at State Fair Community College in Sedalia.“This year’s inductees represent not just the best but a commitment to making the best ...
- Published: Thursday, Aug. 17, 2023
COLUMBIA, Mo. – In July, 49 high-school-aged youths representing the greater Kansas City area, St. Louis and Clay County experienced the 21st annual 4-H College and Career Pathways Conference at the University of Missouri in Columbia.The summer ...
- Published: Thursday, Aug. 10, 2023
SEDALIA, Mo. – At the University of Missouri Extension 2023 State 4-H Horse Public Speaking and Demonstration and Youth Equine Fine Arts and Poster contests, July 26, youths demonstrated speaking, presentation and artistic abilities while sharing ...
Shop 4-H is the e-commerce unit of National 4-H Council. Products offered for sale include awards and recognition items, 4-H apparel and club supplies, office supplies, 4-H curriculums and other printed resources.
National 4-H Council is the private sector, non-profit partner of 4-H National Headquarters located at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
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Spirit is published biannually by the Missouri 4-H Foundation.
Now known as the 4-H Volunteer Professional Development Endowment Fund, the Country Store Endowment Fund was established under direction of former 4-H youth development specialist Mary Jo Williams with the intent that funds would be utilized to ...