Lawn mowers, snow blowers, personal water craft, go carts, model airplanes, and ATV's are just a few of the literally hundreds of machines around us every day powered by small gas engines. In this project you will have hands on experiences that will help you understand how small engines work and how to keep them working. Put some spark and fuel into your 4-H experiences and sign up for Small Engines!

Resources for all levels



SB851 Small Engines 1

  • Discover tools of the trade and how small engines work
  • Explore uses of small engines and safety issues


SB852 Small Engines 2

  • Learn about engine sizes, compression rations and safety issues
  • Learn about occupations and starting your own business


SB852 Small Engines 3

  • Tear down and rebuild an engine
  • Use diagnostic tools


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.