The Pets project provides positive opportunities for young people to develop the essential life skills of mastery, independence, generosity and belonging through their interest of pets. Learn how to raise a small animal or pet in a home, how to select the right small animal for your circumstances and environment, how to give urban pets proper housing, care and health, and how to show a small pets.

Resources for all levels



PE101 Pets 1

  • Choosing your pet
  • Getting to know your pet
  • Caring for your pet


PE102 Pets 2

  • Characteristics of your pet
  • Keeping your pet healthy


PE103 Pets 3

  • Pet reproduction
  • Careers and leadership opportunities


PE104 Guinea Pigs (Cavies)

  • Learn general care, history, anatomy, selection, housing and equipment, records
  • Learn nutrition, health, show preparation, marketing and other aspects of care


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.