Some people think cats reflect their owners' personality; they can be friendly and very much their own boss. Cats need your love and guidance to live long and healthy lives. Activities in this project will help you learn nutritional aspects of a cat's diet, health needs, practicing responsible ownership, as well as teaching your cat the "Rules of the House."

Resources for all levels



CA177 Cat Care 1

  • Identify different cat breeds and parts of the cat
  • Learn how to care for your new cat
  • Intro to care including grooming, feeding, safety and health care


CA178 Cat Care 2

  • Learn cat origins, breeds and characteristics
  • Skill areas emphasized: how to select a cat or kitten, nutrition, health care, emergencies and first aid


CA179 Cat Care 3

  • Study the anatomy and behavior of your cat
  • Care of pregnant cats and kittens


State Fair

4-H exhibits and competitions are part of the fun of the Missouri State Fair. You won't want to miss this special event; visit the 4-H building to see the projects of our 4-H youth or catch the judging competitions. Whatever your niche, there is something for everyone. Bring the family! The Missouri State Fair is located at the intersection of Highways 50 and 65, and less than 20 miles south of I-70, Sedalia is roughly an hour from Kansas City, Columbia and Jefferson City.