4-H Upcoming Events

4-H Robotics Training

A 4-H robotics training and exposition, in conjunction with the Computers on the Farm Conference at Tan-Tar-A in Osage Beach, will be on Friday, Jan. 12 and Saturday, Jan 13, 2018.  Friday night is optional and will have a 4-H Technology Exposition where adults and youth can get their hands on robot kits, electronics, computer science and other equipment used in the 4-H science projects. 

The formal 4-H robotics training on the Lego Mindstorms EV3 will be on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for adult 4-H robotics volunteers.  4-H members are invited to share their 4-H robotics or other projects with the participants of the Computers on the Farm event.  Tan-Tar-A offers a very inexpensive room rate for Friday night.  Meals are provided for the training on Saturday.  Registration for the Saturday event will be through 4H Online and will be open by November 1.  Watch this website for more details:  http://mo4h.missouri.edu/robotevents/robottraining.

Tri-County Fair for 2018

Steer weigh-in will be on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Richland FFA Barn.  Cost is $10 per head.  The Richland FFA Barn is behind the Richland High School. Minimum age for market steer exhibitors is eight years old by Jan. 1, 2018.  Exhibitors must live in Pulaski, Camden, Laclede or adjoining counties.

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.

West Central Regional Energizer

It's West Central Regional Energizer time again!  Regional Energizer is a one-day training for 4-H youth members, families and volunteers.  Youth and Adult participants will have the opportunity to select three training sessions to attend.  There will be multiple training sessions lasting 55 minutes each.  Workshops on topics such as livestock, scrapbooking, robotics, photography, natural resources, foods, SMQA, entrepreneurship, clover kids room, public speaking, volunteer orientation, gardening and several others.  Workshops will be available for all ages from clover kids to experienced volunteers.  During the Energizer, those wanting to run for State 4-H Council Regional Representative or have been selected for Senior MRFs will be doing their interviews and those selected to go on will be announced at the end of the Energizer.  

The 2018 Energizer will be Jan. 27, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Clinton Middle School, 600 East Clinton Street, Clinton.  Registration will be from 9 a.m to 9:30 a.m.  Pre-registration cost is $10 per person (includes lunch) and must be done by Friday, Jan. 12, 2018.  Registration the day of the Energizer will be $15 per person (lunch is not guaranteed).  There will be no refunds on registrations.  

West Central Regional Energizer flyer (PDF)
West Central Regional Energizer registration form (PDF)

If you are interested in being a presenter at one of the workshops, you have until Friday, December 15, 2017 to fill out the presentation request form and return to Sam Lower, 4-H Youth Development Specialist, 417-532-7126 or lowers@missouri.edu.

West Central Regional Energizer Presenter 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 Missouri 4-H Equine Tour

Join up!  The 2018 Equine 4-H tour, May 21-28, will be headed west to Nebraska, Wyoming and Colorado exploring the equine world for teens dreaming of an equine related career or aspiring to learn more about the horse world.  Each year's tour has a unique itenerary to help youth explore the diverse equine industry indigenous to the destinations.  The 2018 will have a focus on both English and Western performance, the rodeo and entertainment industry and visits to leading medical facilities.  The itinerary will include visits to top horse ranches, dude ranches and a Colorado mountain trail ride.  One of the higher education visits will be at Colorado State University in addition to meeting nationally recognized leaders and trainers in the equine industry.

The $650 tour fee includes charter bus transportation, tours, trail ride, hotels, meals, tour t-shirt, travel bag and other associated costs.  Applications are available at http://4H.missouri.edu/equine-tour/equineregist  If you are interested in applying for the Jonna Kay Witherow scholarship, the application form MUST be completed and returned to MU Extension in Camden County, NOT to Debbie Davis in Clinton County by Thursday, February 1, 2018.

The fifty tour seats typicall fill prior to the March 1 deadline.  To avoid disappointment, submit complete application packet early!  For more information, please contact MU Extension in Camden County Office at 573-346-2644 or camdenco@missouri.edu.

2018 Missouri 4-H Equine tour application (PDF)