The following publications cover topics related to Missouri 4-H. For a complete list of MU Extension publications, visit the main Publications page.

Country Curing Hams

Reviewed | January 27, 2023 |

Many people like the flavor of hams that have been cured country style. Visit our site to learn about Country Curing Hames.

Home Curing Bacon for a Mild Flavor

Reviewed | January 27, 2023 |

Selecting Landscape Plants: Flowering Trees

Reviewed | October 6, 2022 |

4-H Civic Engagement Skills Guide

New | October 21, 2021 | $5

Packed in this guide are activities that teach skills and knowledge every 4-Her needs for civic engagement, including Missouri specific state level activities.

Save Your Brain Leader’s Guide

New | October 21, 2021 | Free

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, traumatic brain injury (TBI) causes 153 deaths every day in the United States. This guide allows leaders to provide a general overview of traumatic brain injury and delve into specific ways youth can help protect themselves from TBI.

Clover Kids Leader’s Guide

New | October 21, 2021 | Free

This Clover Kids Leader’s Guide offers hands on activities in a wide variety of topic areas, as well as tips for planning Clover Kids meetings and Clover Kids Policies and Procedures.

Cracking the Code of Leadership Leader’s Guide

New | October 21, 2021 | $5

This curriculum provides youth the opportunity to identify traits of positive leaders, discuss different leadership styles, explore various leadership themes from history, and find a leadership style for themselves.

Building Public Speaking Skills with 4-H Clover Kids Leader’s Guide

New | October 21, 2021 | $5

Public speaking skills are a lifelong asset and the sooner youth start to speak in public, the more comfortable they are with the idea. This guide offers experiential learning activities to introduce public speaking at an age-appropriate level to Clover Kids through simple lessons and activities to start building their foundation for public speaking.

Right Species, Right Place: Considerations Before You Order Tree Seedlings in Missouri

Revised | September 1, 2017 |

Visit our website today for our Right Species, Right Place: Considerations Before You Order Tree Seedlings in Missouri guide.

Vegetable Planting Calendar

Reviewed | February 1, 2016 |

Plant a vegetable garden to save on your family food bill and promote good dietary habits. The tables in this guide help Missourians plan what to plant, when to plant and how much of each vegetable to plant.

Landscape Plantings for Energy Savings

Reviewed | November 1, 2015 |

How to Plant a Tree

Reviewed | January 1, 2012 |

Tree Placement on Home Grounds

Reviewed | January 1, 2012 |

Trees properly selected and placed can add more in livability and value to your home. Visit our site to learn about tree placement on home grounds.

Selecting Landscape Plants: Shade Trees

Revised | June 1, 2008 |

Learn how to select the perfect shade trees for your midwest yard or landscape. Don't waste years on a bad landscape!

Small Flock Series: Incubation of Poultry

Revised | February 1, 2003 |