2018 Cass County 4-H Bar-B-Q Chicken Contest


We are so excited to share the news that we are bringing back the 4-H Bar-B-Q Chicken Contest to the Cass County Fair! So fire up the grills and dig out your favorite recipe and secret sauces to participate in the cook off!  The event will be on Saturday, July 14, 2018 on the lawn outside the Memorial Building where the 4-H indoor exhibits are showcased. This event will be during the Cass County Fair and the setup will begin at 3:00 pm.  We know this is short notice, but are in hopes to have representation from each Cass County 4-H Club. Please forward this information to club members soon as possible; the fair is fast approaching!


Let me know if you have any questions. We are so excited to hang out at the fair and smell the aroma of 4-H bar-b-q chicken!


 2018 4-H Bar-B-Q Chicken Contest Application 


Clover Crier Newsletter


            August 2018 (PDF)

            July 2018 (PDF)



2017-2018 Club Directory (PDF) 



4-H Online Enrollment (Click Clover)




4-H Clover  

For the 2017-2018 catalog of Missouri 4-H programs, projects, evens and publications click on the image below.



Volunteer Enrollment for the 2017-2018

Being a 4-H volunteer is satisfying and can positively influence youth ages 5-18. Becoming a 4-H volunteer is not hard; however, it is important to start and complete the steps in a timely manner so that youth are engaged in the 4-H activities they signed up for as soon as possible. Applicants should strive to complete all volunteer application steps by 12/1/17.  

A — Applicants (new and returning) need to ask local 4-H staff or middle management volunteer such as a club leader about current volunteer needs (e.g., co-leader for a 4-H club). Ask to see volunteer role descriptions to identify a role that might be a good fit.

B — Build a new or, if returning, annually update your volunteer profile at http://mo.4honline.com 

C — Complete the one-time 4-H volunteer orientation, if you are a brand new 4-H volunteer applicant. The orientation helps new applicants learn basic terms, organizational structure and safety practices.

D – Determine if you need to complete the Background Check Consent Form (LG639, dated 7/11/16). See the NEW background check information below!

NEW – Bi-annual background checks for most** 4-H volunteer applicants. Check your 4HOnline email in September to know if you need to be screened.

 For more information on how you can become a registered 4-H Volunteer please visit our State 4-H Website. 


4-H Family Handbook

Cass County 4-H Family Handbook (PDF)


Cass County MO, 4-H Facebook Page   


How to join 4-H

University of Missouri Extension 4-H

Empowering young people to reach their full potential

4-H brings young people, ages 5 to 19, and adults together to learn everyday skills through hands-on learning. Working on activities from animal and plant sciences to robotics, 4-H’ers learn problem-solving skills that can make a positive impact upon our community. Through 4-H, young people learn to:

  • meet the diverse challenges of today’s world;
  • build self-confidence;
  • learn responsibility; and
  • make positive decisions.
4-H clubs

4-H clubs are open to ages 8 to 18. Clubs meet monthly for group activities and club business. Each club elects officers and has an approved adult leader who supervises club activities. Club members also enroll in projects in their areas of interest.

With projects on more than 75 topics, 4-H has something to interest every child. Here are just a few of the opportunities 4-H offers—geocaching, robotics, international exchanges, horsemanship, pets, starting a business, arts and crafts, raising animals, woodworking, photography and gardening.

Clover Kids clubs

Clover Kids introduces 5- to 7-year-olds to the 4-H experience. In Clover Kids, children learn how to get along with others, work in groups, explore their interests, while building self-confidence. Clover Kids do not enroll in projects or raise animals, and do not participate in competitive events, contests or shows.

How to join

Joining 4-H is as easy as contacting the extension center. A staff member will explain the enrollment process and membership dues. In addition to dues, some projects may require a small investment to get started, and there may be a fee for materials, trips or other activities.

Young people are welcome to join at any time. The 4-H program year runs from Sept. 1 to Aug. 31. Certain activities may have participation deadlines.


4-H Online enrollment system
Missouri 4-H Clover—A guide to 4-H projects, activities and publications. It is designed to assist volunteers, members and their families select projects and activities, and set goals.

Be a 4-H volunteer

Adult volunteers are essential to 4-H. Adult volunteers serve as club or project leaders, help with county or regional events, chair committees and organize fund raisers. You don't have to be a parent or grandparent of the 4-H member to get involved. All volunteers are screened for child abuse and neglect, as well criminal records, before they are accepted and each year thereafter. As a volunteer, University of Missouri Extension will provide you with training so you will be well-prepared and successful as an adult leader. The orientation includes information on 4-H history and the educational framework, the characteristics of age groups, character development and safety.