Discover the beauty of the Ozark deciduous forest, the whispering pines of the Mark Twain National Forest or an ancient Bald Cypress of the southeast Missouri lowland. Smell the leaves and the freshness of birch, oak and pine. The forests are heavens for beauty of trees, flowers, and living things. Learn how to identify trees, manage woodlands for pleasure or profit, understand wood products, and how to preserve the forests for the future generations to enjoy.

Resources for all levels



FO931 Forestry 1

  • Identify different types of trees and tree parts
  • Explore characteristics of different forests, what forests need to grow and thrive
  • Learn about the different products people get from trees and forests


FO932 Forestry 2

  • Take a closer look at the inner-working of trees, forest change and the health benefits trees have on people


FO933 Forestry 3

  • Look at forests on a global scale, learn to care for trees and think about how to conserve forests


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.