4-H Upcoming Events

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

National 4-H Film Festival comes to Columbia, Missouri

Youth from across the nation go on location to Columbia,Missouri this summer to take part in "FilmFest 4-H", the national 4-H film festival.  Co-produced by Missouri 4-H and the Missouri Film Office, FilmFest 4-H has drawn youth participants from 21 states since its inception.  "Companies across all industries use digital media every day," said Missouri Film Specialist Andrea Sporcic.  "Scriptwriting, camera framing,and video editing skills are becoming as important as reading in a lot of jobs."

Now in its 8th year, the festival continues its mission to bring youth together to learn from working professionals in the television and film industry.  Past presenters have included film directors, actors, TV series editors, writers, stunt persons, special effects (SFX) experts, sound engineers and commercial animal trainers.  One presenter just announced for 2018 is SFX makeup artist Joseph Drobezko.  An internationally recognized makeup artist who has already worked on several films.  Drobezko is fresh off the most recent season of the SyFy series Faceoff.

The 4-H film festival has developed a reputation for rich interactions with professionals like Drobezko not common at other events.  "FilmFest is a chance to get to know these professionals, learn some of their secrets and ask all your questions," said State 4-H Youth Specialist Bradd Anderson, who co-produces the event.  "It's a place to connect and be inspired, not some large convention where you stand in line with strangers and pay money for a quick autograph."  Soricic agreed, adding "FilmFest 4-H really is a unique experience.  Over the years, it's been exciting to see several of our youth turn their enthusiasm for film into a career path of their own."

FilmFest 4-H is excited to announce Sarah Hill will be presenting at the 2018 FilmFest 4-H.  Sarah is a veteran of the interactive media industry and a pioneer in the field of digital storytelling.  Her career includes almost 20 years as a news anchor and reporter for CBS and NBC affiliates, 11 years as adjunct faculty for the University of Missouri's School of Journalism and three years as Chief Storyteller for Veterans United Network.  Sarah began using augmented reality in 2011 to interact with TV viewers behind the scenes of a newscast.  However, it was her dedication to veterans that ultimately led her to the field of virtual reality (VR).  Seeking to find a solution for terminally ill vets not able to physically travel, Sarah found that the best solution was to enter the field of VR and create a company that could bring the experience to them.  Today, as the CEO of StoryUP, her work spans five continents.  Sarah continues her strong commitment to our nation's veterans, even as she pushes new boundaries through StoryUP with innovative tech initiatives.  One example is Healium, a tech-enabled stress management tool that allows users to impact their own state of mind in an immersive VR experience through a low profile brain-computer interface.  Sarah is a national Edward R. Murrow, Sigma Delta Chi, and 12 time mid-America Emmy award-winning digital storyteller.  She is also a 4-H alum.

Check out this youth-produced overrview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EK4QcgRklSw

FilmFest 4-H takes place Sunday, July 29 through Wednesday,August 1 in Columbia, Missouri and pre-registration is required.  FilmFest 4-H is open to all youth, ages 11 to 18.  You do not have to be a 4-H member to attend.  Passes to attend FilmFest 4-H are available on the FilmFest 4-H website at http://filmfest4h.org for $129, and conference rates are available for lodging.  Those wishing to keep up with the latest news and announcements can follow @filmfest4h on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.