4-H Upcoming Events

4-H Horse Camp

A 4-H Horse Camp will be held on Wednesday, March 28 through Friday, March 30, 2018 at the McNail Arena, 30695 Highway 5, Lebanon.  This camp will be for advanced participants only.  Youth do not have to bring a horse to participate in camp.  

Cost is $40 by 4:30 pm on Friday, March 23.  $50 registration fee the day of the camp.  Checks should be made payable to MU Extension in Laclede County.  Checks and registration forms can be mailed to MU Extension in Laclede County Office, 186-D North Adams Ave, Lebanon, MO  65536

4-H Horse Camp flyer and registration form (PDF)

Save the date for the Missouri 4-H Robotics contest

The Missouri 4-H Robotics Contest is set for Saturday, May 19, 2018 with the location to be determined.  Youth in the 4-H robotics contest will want to make plans to participate in the contests, bring demonstrations, and have exhibits to show their mastery in the project.  You will not have to qualify at the local level to participate.  There will be opportunities for teams and individuals.  a challenge to work towards will be announced by Feb. 1 so there will be plenty of time to build and program the robots.  Details of the event will be posted at http://mo4h.missouri.edu/robotevents/robotexhibition as they become available.

2018 4-H day with the Cardinals

Missouri and Illinois 4-H members, parents, volunteers and alumni will gather at Busch Stadium on Saturday, May 19, 2018 for the 17th annual 4-H Day with the Cardinals.  The Cardinals will be playing the Philadelphia Phillies in a 1:15 p.m. game.  Tickets for the game will be $25.00 each and includes a specially designed t-shirt featuring the 4-H Clover on the back and the Cardinals emblem on the front.  

4-H members. leaders, alumni and their families who purchase 4-H Day with the Cardinal tickets will have the opportunity to participate in a parade around the Busch Stadium outfield.  Pre-game ceremonies will include a recitation of the 4-H pledge and ceremonial first pitches by an Illinois and Missouri 4-H member.  As an added bonus the Cardinals give-away item for the game is a replica 1968 National League Championship ring.  The first 30,000 fans age 16 and older will receive this one-of-a-kind item.

Tickets for the event must be ordered on the 4-H Day with the Cardinals order form.  Ticket order forms are available at the University of Missouri Extension Office, or on the web at www.mo4h.missouri.edu.  Ticket orders must be postmarked by April 9, 2018.  Tickets usually sell out before the order deadline so families are encouraged to order early.  4-H Clubs, counties, or groups of families who would like to be seated together must send their orders in the same envelope.  

Families can also participate in the 4-H Day with the Cardinals raffle to win prizes such as throwing out the first pitch, autographed baseballs, and tickets to other Cardinal baseball games.  Funds raised through the raffle spport Missouri and Illinois 4-H programs.  4-H Day with the Cardinals has raised $77,000.00 to support Missouri and Illinois 4-H programs in the first 16 years.  Complete information about the 4-H Day with the Cardinals raffle is on the ticket order form.

2018 4-H Day with the Cardinals Order Form (PDF)

2018 4-H Beef Industry Tour

4-H youth from Camden, Cedar, Dallas, Hickory, Laclede and Polk counties will have opportunities to explore different education and career paths in the beef industry.  During tours, youth will engage with farm owners, college students and other professionals to learn more about educational avenues that will help them pursue their career goals.  Youth may also re-evaluate their current educational and career goals based on the insight from those in the field.  Destinations include:  Buffalo Livestock Market, Green Springs Bull Test, Fort Scott Community College, SEK Genetics, McCabe Genetics and Cattlemen's Choice Feeders.  Other possible destinations include a Flint Hills grazing operation, Creekstone Farms Packing Plant and Crowder College.

Tour will be held on Monday, June 4 through Wednesday, June 6. Enrollment is limited to 4-H youth members from ages 12 to 18 years old.  Space is limited to the first 16 complete registrations (including completed health form and registration fee). Cost is $150 per person (price includes transportation, lodging and all meals).  Pick up location is Buffalo Livestock Market, 276 State Highway 32, Buffalo,  Registration deadline is Monday, April 16.  For more information, contact Becky or Andy at the MU Extension in Dallas County Office, 417-345-7551.

2018 4-H beef industry tour flyer and registration form (PDF)

Pulaski County Fair at St. Roberts

The Pulaski County Fair will be held on Wednesday, June 13 through Saturday, June 16.  For more information, contact Jodie Leifer, 573-855-4513 or leiferj@missouri.edu.< /p>

4-H Horse Camp

A 4-H horse camp will be held on Thursday, June 14 and Friday, June 15 at the Laclede County Saddle Club, 18408 Equestrian Road, Lebanon from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.  Learn the following:  safe handling of a horse; basic tack instruction, introduction to conformation, introduction to horse bowl participation and spend time riding and reining a horse.  Camp is open to all youth and is $20 per camper.  Registration is due by Friday, May 25 to the MU Extension in Laclede County Office.  Checks should be made payable to Laclede County 4-H Council and mailed with the registration form to MU Extension in Laclede County, 186-D North Adams Avenue, Lebanon, MO  65536

4-H Horse Camp flyer and registration form (PDF)

Tri-County Fair for 2018

The Tri-County Fair at Richland will be held on Wednesday, June 27 through Saturday, June 30.  

Hog and lamb weigh-in will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Richland FFA Barn.  Cost is $5 per head.  The Richland FFA Barn is behind the Richland High School.  Minimum age for market lamb and hog exhibitors is four years old by June 27, 2018.  Exhibitors must live in Pulaski, Camden, Laclede or adjoining counties.

A rabbit and poultry show will be held on Wednesday, June 27.

For more information, contact Becca Witt, 800-775-3474.  She can help with market animals and breeding shows.  For inside 4-H exhibits (non animals), contact Linda Ziegenbein, 573-512-2037.  

Dallas County Fair information

The Dallas County Fair will be held on Thursday, June 28 through Saturday, June 30, 2018.  Conference judging and inside 4-H exhibits are Wednesday, June 27 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Show animals cannot be sold, they are shown and taken home.  Rabbits and poultry shows are Thursday, June 28 afternoon.  

For more information, contact MU Extension in Dallas County at 417-345-7551.  The Dallas County fair book is at http://extension.missouri.edu/dallas/home.aspx

Laclede County Fair information

The Laclede County Fair will be held on Monday, July 9 through Saturday, July 14, 2018 at the Laclede County Fairgrounds in Lebanon.  For more information go to http://extension.missouri.edu/laclede/fair.aspx