4-H News & Calendar

4HOnline Enrollment: https://mo.4honline.com
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January 18, 2018

Eggs?

Would you (or somebody you know) want to supply fertilized chicken eggs for the Incubation and Embryology program that we take to the schools every spring?  We will pay you!

Program begins first week in February. Please contact us for more information about payment, schedule, and quantity needed.

 

HORSE: 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 itinerary to help youth explore the diverse equine industry indigenous to the destinations. The 2018 will have a focus on the 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: http://4h.missouri.edu/equine-tour/equineregist

 

The fifty tour seats typically fill prior to the March 1 deadline. To avoid disappointment, submit complete application packet early!  Questions?  Debbie Davis, davisdd@missouri.edu or 816-539-3765.

 

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Don't forget about the sponsorship application available from the Cole County 4-H Foundation.

 

TEENS: Find "The Courage to Lead"

Dear 4-H teens,

Ready to grow your leadership, strengthen your team, and re-energize with friends from across Missouri and beyond? Find "The Courage To Lead" at the Missouri Youth Civic Leaders Summit, March 2-4, 2018, at Windermere Conference Center. 

You are invited to join 150-200 teens and adult leaders for YCLS 2018, a leadership conference by/for teens and adults who are active in leadership and service! Highlights include youth and adult keynote speakers, workshop sessions, EDGE challenge course, line dance/open gym, service projects, and team talent showcase! Meet new friends from Missouri, and special guests from Wisconsin 4-H and Mizzou Alternative Breaks!

Registration for teens ages 14-18 and adults is open in 4HOnline. Contact your County 4-H staff to join or form a team from your area. Cost is $160/person, including 2-nights lodging, meals, activities, and most recreation.

http://4h.missouri.edu/YCLS/main

See you at the Summit!

Steve Henness

State 4-H Specialist - Citizenship/Community Engagement

Univ of MO 4-H Center for Youth Development

hennesss@missouri.edu

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Sponsorship for your team is available from the 4-H Foundation of Cole County. Submit your application today!

Registration due February 1!

 

January 19, 2018

HORSE: Jan. 7th mtg postponed

Due to the weather forecast, the countywide horse project meeting scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 7th has been postponed.

Our next scheduled countywide horse project meeting will be at 7:30pm on Friday, January 19th at the Cole County Extension Center. The Mid-Missouri Bit & Bridle Club meeting will begin at 6:30pm prior to the project meeting.  We have some exciting things in the works for horse project members. All are welcome to come share with us!

 

STATE 4-H COUNCIL: Regional Rep. applications due January 31

Have you considered running for a position on the Missouri State 4-H Council?

The Missouri State 4-H Council is an elected body of 4-H youth who serve as the voice of Missouri 4-H youth for one year terms. Council members help plan and implement events like State 4-H Congress and Teen Conference. They represent Missouri 4-H at national, regional, and state events, donating volunteer hours at the Missouri State Fair, State 4-H Contest Days, and other 4-H events. Council members are ambassadors and spokespersons for Missouri 4-H. 

Four youth from the East Central Region are elected as Regional Representatives each year at State 4-H Congress. Youth must attend State 4-H Congress in order to run for a position on the Council and must attend all Council meetings once elected. Anyone missing more than one Council meeting can be transitioned to the Alternate Representative role. 

QUALIFICATION: Any 4-H participant, age 14-17 before January 1 of the election year, may apply to be a candidate for Regional Representative. The 4-H'er must meet the age requirements listed above, be currently enrolled in a 4-H program, in good standing in their local 4-H club or unit, and have completed the previous year of 4-H work. It is assumed that candidates will be an active 4-H member in the region they are representing throughout their Council term, unless the candidate notifies the interview committee otherwise (i.e., if attending college elsewhere in the state, etc.). Candidates should be selected by their region on the following basis: 40% 4-H experience; 50% personal interview; 10% recommendation by county 4-H professional staff. Personal interviews are conducted in February.

Find the application and more information on the Missouri 4-H Council website at http://4h.missouri.edu/missouri-4h-council.aspx#gsc.tab=0. Applications must be received in our office no later than Jan. 31, 2018.

 

January 20, 2018

Officer/Leadership Training

Mark your calendar and RSVP today.

January 30, 2018

6:00pm

Hawthorn Bank Community Room

3600 Amazonas Dr., Jefferson City, MO

 

All 4-H members are invited to learn more about leadership in your club including all the officer positions.  New and prospective officers are encouraged to attend.

Please RSVP by Friday, Jan. 26.

 

SCHOLARSHIP: Missouri State Fair Youth in Ag

Missouri State Fair Foundation Youth in Agriculture scholarship

 

The Missouri State Fair Foundation Youth in Agriculture scholarship application for Missouri High School seniors graduating in 2018 is now available. Applications should be submitted to the Missouri State Fair and must be postmarked by February 1, 2018. Applicants must submit an original copy of their application and five additional copies.

 

These scholarships are possible thanks to the gracious contributions of many individuals and companies. One $5,000 platinum scholarship sponsored by Youth in Agriculture supporters, one $2,500 supreme scholarship sponsored by Sydenstricker John Deere of Missouri/Sydenstricker Angus Genetics, and thirty $1,500 scholarships sponsored by Youth in Agriculture are being offered.

 

Applicants must be high school seniors and active members of 4-H or FFA, and have participated at least once as a 4-H or FFA exhibitor at the Missouri State Fair. Eligible scholarship applicants must plan to enroll in an accredited Missouri community college or a four-year-college or university in the fall/spring semester immediately following graduation from high school. Applicants are not required to pursue a degree in agriculture, however, a five point bonus will be given to applicants pursuing a degree in agriculture during the selection process.

 

Missouri State Fair scholarships are funded through the generosity of Youth in Agriculture sponsors and buyers of the livestock sold during the annual Sale of Champions; the sponsors and buyers list is available here. A portion of each animal's sale price is allocated to the scholarship program. Additional support is also provided by Guesa USA/Dairy Queen of Sedalia, Guesa USA/Steak 'n Shake of Sedalia, the Missouri Department of Agriculture's Annual Ag Golf Classic and the Missouri State Fair Foundation.

 

If you have questions, please contact:

Cierra Monsees,Public Information Specialist

Missouri State Fair

2503 W. 16th St.

Sedalia, MO 65301

Phone:  660-530-5610  FAX:  660-530-5662

 

State 4-H Meats Judging Contest & Clinic

Register in 4HOnline for the Meats Contest to be held February 17!

Two tracks this year:

  • Contest:
    • Junior & Senior Divisions
      • 3 classes: Retail Cuts
      • 1 class: Carcasses (Beef, Pork, or Lamb)
      • 2 classes: Wholesale cuts
      • 2 classes: Oral Reasons (from any two of the above classes)
      • 30 Retail Cuts for identification
    • Senior Division eligible to compete at Nationals
    • More information at http://www.4h.missouri.edu/meats/MeatsJudging#gsc.tab=0
  •  Clinic:
    • Educational Only; no scores
    • Learn all about a meats contest
    • How to mark the special Meats ID cards
    • What to look for in the various segments of the Meats ID event

Choose your track when you register by February 1st!

 

January 21, 2018

STATE 4-H COUNCIL: Regional Rep. app due Jan. 31

Have you considered running for a position on the Missouri State 4-H Council?

 

The Missouri State 4-H Council is an elected body of 4-H youth who serve as the voice of Missouri 4-H youth for one year terms. Council members help plan and implement events like State 4-H Congress and Teen Conference. They represent Missouri 4-H at national, regional, and state events, donating volunteer hours at the Missouri State Fair, State 4-H Contest Days, and other 4-H events. Council members are ambassadors and spokespersons for Missouri 4-H. 

 

Four youth from the East Central Region are elected as Regional Representatives each year at State 4-H Congress. Youth must attend State 4-H Congress in order to run for a position on the Council and must attend all Council meetings once elected. Anyone missing more than one Council meeting can be transitioned to the Alternate Representative role. 

 

QUALIFICATION: Any 4-H participant, age 14-17 before January 1 of the election year, may apply to be a candidate for Regional Representative. The 4-H'er must meet the age requirements listed above, be currently enrolled in a 4-H program, in good standing in their local 4-H club or unit, and have completed the previous year of 4-H work. It is assumed that candidates will be an active 4-H member in the region they are representing throughout their Council term, unless the candidate notifies the interview committee otherwise (i.e., if attending college elsewhere in the state, etc.). Candidates should be selected by their region on the following basis: 40% 4-H experience; 50% personal interview; 10% recommendation by county 4-H professional staff. Personal interviews are conducted in February.

 

Find the application and more information on the Missouri 4-H Council website at http://4h.missouri.edu/missouri-4h-council.aspx#gsc.tab=0. Applications must be received in our office no later than Jan. 31, 2018.

 

February 1, 2018

EXTENSION NEWS: Programs for January 2018

Private Pesticide Applicator Training

A Private Pesticide Applicator Training will take place at the Cole County Extension Center at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.; on Tues. Feb. 6. This program is free but the Private Applicator Manual (M87) is required. Manuals will be available at the class but registration is required in advance.

To register, call 573-634-2824 or email  coleco@missouri.edu

 

JOANN Paper Clover Campaign 2018

JOANN Paper Clover Campaign

 

We are pleased to announce the Paper Clover campaign is coming to JOANN stores!

During the month of February, millions of JOANN customers, 4-H members and supporters will have a chance to share their hearts and show their love by equipping local Clubs with resources to reach more kids in need. 

 

Here's how:

  1. Support the 4-H Paper Clover Campaign by visiting your local store between February 1 and 28, 2018. Donate $1 or $4 at purchase, and you'll receive a clover featuring a special Valentine's Day craft from FamilyFun. With each $4 donation, you'll get $4 off your next purchase.
  2. Join hundreds of 4-H youth February 3, 2018, from 11am-2pm to make and deliver custom Valentine's Day cards to local children's hospitals, senior citizen centers, and others in the community. Visit your local JOANN store to participate.

More detailed information will be coming soon from the Missouri 4-H Foundation. Don't miss out show your love for 4-H.

 

February 3, 2018

Clowning Workshop - Feb. 3

Interested in theater, storytelling, or entertaining? Laughter is vital to good health and happiness.  So come "clown around" with us and have a great time learning the tips and tools of the Art of Clowning at the 2018 4-H Clowning Workshop!  You will have the chance to play and explore:

  • Balloon Twisting
  • Balloon Décor
  • Juggling
  • Magic Tricks
  • Face Painting
  • Costumes
  • And more

Statewide 4-H Clowning Workshop

Saturday, February 3, 2018

9:30am to 4:30pm

Cole County Extension Center

2436 Tanner Bridge Road

Jefferson City, MO 65101

 

Lunch is included. You will even leave with items to exhibit at your local fair! All of this for only $30!  What a great deal. 

All are encouraged to register. We encourage you to enroll in Clowning to be able keep up-to-date with activities for this project.

 

Deadline for regular registrations has been extended to Friday, Jan. 26.  Late registration fee of $35 applies for those registering between Jan. 27 and Feb. 2.

Register today at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RF7JF9Z

 

Clowning is MAGICAL!  Contact Marie Shafer at clovercrusaders@yahoo.com for more information.

 

February 10, 2018

TRIP: Teen Conference

Get Your Ticket to Leadership!

Bradd Anderson

This March, go on location for an epic leadership adventure at the 2018 State 4-H Teen Conference! The theme is Lights...Camera...LEADERSHIP! and your State 4-H Council teens are making this another fun and exciting event for youth ages 11-13. Teen Conference is the first big trip away from home for many 4-H'ers, and it's a good choice. You'll meet amazing new friends, learn how to be a better leader and get a heads-up on all the exciting things waiting for you as a 4-H teenager! Teen Conference is safe and fun, and the hotel is super nice. Cost is $179 (if you share the large bed with a friend you select) or $229 (if you prefer your own bed). The production starts just after noon on Saturday, March 24th and the wraps at 11 a.m. on the 25th.  Teen Conference registration is open at http://mo.4honline.com from December 1 to February 15.  Be sure you don't miss out!

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Don't forget about the sponsorship application available from the Cole County 4-H Foundation.

 

SCHOLARSHIP: Missouri 4-H Foundation - Due Feb. 26

4-H Foundation Scholarships

College is expensive but 4-H can help! 4-H participation and involvement leads young people to explore various careers and educational options. The Missouri 4-H Foundation offers college scholarships that help 4-H members pursue their educational dreams.

In 2018 thanks to generous donor support, the Missouri 4-H Foundation will offer over 50 college scholarships ($500 - $2,500/scholarship). 4-Hers who are current high school seniors and former 4-Hers who are college students are eligible to apply. The scholarship guidelines and application is available on the Missouri 4-H website at http://www.4h.missouri.edu/recognition/. Applications are due date to our office by Feb. 26 to meet the State 4-H Office deadline of March 1, 2018. If you need assistance, please contact Christal at hubercd@missouri.edu to schedule a time to meet.

Check out the list of scholarships on the 4-H scholarship website and apply!  The scholarship application format is almost identical to the 4-H Missouri Recognition Form (MRF) format.  If you complete the MRF form, you've completed most of the narrative for the scholarship application, too.

 

AKSARBEN Internships available!

The AKSARBEN Stock Show is looking for two outstanding individuals to join in the planning and execution of the 2018 AKSARBEN Stock Show in Grand Island this summer. 

 

Positions available:

Stock Show Education & Events Intern

This is a summer internship with a requirement to attend the stock show and assist in after show wrap up functions. The standard work week is 40 hours per week, but will require extended hours during and immediately preceding the event. There will be time spent in both Omaha and Grand Island. Work schedule after classes begin will be flexible to allow the student to maintain his/her class schedule.

 

Objective: The Stock Show Education/Events Intern will be responsible for assisting with the planning, preparation and organization of the AKSARBEN 4-H Stock Show in Grand Island, NE. The goal is to conduct a World-Class 4-H Stock Show with educational opportunities for exhibitors. 

 

Social Media & Public Relations Intern

This is a summer internship with a requirement to attend the stock show and assist in after show wrap up functions. The standard work week is 40 hours per week, but will require extended hours during and immediately preceding the event. There will be time spent in both Omaha and Grand Island. Work schedule after classes begin will be flexible to allow the student to maintain his/her class schedule.

 

Objective: The Social Media/Public Relations Intern will be responsible for writing social media content and preparing first draft copies to assist with public relations and sponsorship functions.

 

To Apply for either of these positions see our website at 

www.aksarbenstockshow.com

 

February 20, 2018

SCHOLARSHIP: CMMG - Due Feb. 28

Central Missouri Master Gardeners are proud to offer the CMMG Academic Scholarship Program. This year, three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to three students. 

Please share with anyone interested that meets the requirements.

REQUIREMENTS:

  1.  Applicants must be planning to enroll in an accredited college, university, technical or trade school for the fall term of the current year.  Applicants are limited to those who plan to study horticulture, agriculture, conservation, or forestry.
  2. Applicants must attend school in or must be residents of one of the counties of Callaway, Cole, Moniteau, Osage, Maries and Miller.
  3. High school applicants should have at least a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.  Home-schooled applicants should submit verification of GED completion.  College students wishing to be considered for the scholarship must have completed their freshman year with at least a GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
  4. Each scholarship must be used within nine (9) months after receiving the award.
  5. The application must be typed using white 8 ½ x 11 inch paper, with 1 ½ inch margins.  Use a font no small than 12 pitch and double space.

Applications will be accepted until February 28, 2018.

Submit your application to:        CMMG Scholarship Selection Committee

                                                                                c/o Jenelle Schwieterman

                                                                                905 Bannister Drive

                                                                                Jefferson City, MO  65109

Questions:  contact  Jenelle Schwieterman at 893-3538 or foxboro2@embarqmail.com

 

SCHOLARSHIP: Council for Drug Free Youth

Council for Drug Free Youth offers $500 scholarships for qualifying seniors. Any graduating senior who has remained drug free, is involved in school or community activities and has at least a 2.0 GPA is eligible to apply. Drug free means you have NEVER USED tobacco products, alcohol, and/or other illegal drugs at ANY time (family function, wedding, special occasion, etc.). 

 

The deadline for submission is February 16th. Visit our website to download an application.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to give us a call at 636.2411. 

 

Melle Richardson

Project Coordinator                                   

Council for Drug Free Youth 

306 Jefferson Street 

Jefferson City, MO 65101

573.636.2411

www.jccdfy.org

 

March 1, 2018

TRIP: State 4-H Congress - Save the Date

State 4-H Congress

Save the Date: May 30-June 1, 2018

Fee: $225

  • All New Leadership Sessions
  • New Focus on college/career sessions
  • Delegates will select two sessions
  • Congress Dodgeball Tournament! Make a team of 5 or a team can be made for you. Register and pay for your team at check in for Congress. $5 per person.
  • Registration:
    • You must be at least 14 years of age before January 1, 2018 to attend. You may attend more than once. The cost includes housing, meals, Congress activities, and t-shirt.
    • Registration through 4HOnline will open on March 1, 2018 and extend through April 15, 2018. We cannot accept registrations after April 15. Chaperones start registering February 1.
  •  Scholarships Available for a limited amount of delegates. $50 will be awarded to each selected delegate. Please contact our office for an application.

Go to the State 4-H Congress website for additional information

 

ROBOTICS: Design Challenge - April 7

13th Annual Robotics Design Challenge - 2018

This is a FREE event open to any elementary or middle school student group

Robotics Design Challenge is an event for K-8 youth, where they build LEGO-robots with a variety of sensors, and program them to accomplish a given task. The Challenge has been hosted annually since 2006 by the Center staff, in collaboration with K-12 teachers, 4-H and other community organizations. The goal is to introduce STEM skills at a an early age, and to motivate them to pursue science and engineering careers.

 

Youth from different schools and organizations throughout Missouri participate in the Challenge. In addition to building and programming LEGO robots, they also learn about different sensors (e.g., light sensor used to track the black line). This gives them an exposure to how such sensors are used in real world devices (for example: light sensor used in the cars), and how they can be integrated and programmed into systems to accomplish useful tasks.

Youth participating in Robotics Design Challenge, testing their program to trace the given route

 

In the Challenge, each participating team is given a route/path that their LEGO robot has to follow. Each team is given 10 mins time to test their program and are given points for the task. Whichever team accomplishes the task in short time and accurately will receive more points. A set of judges interview each team and give them an opportunity to talk about how they collaborated to accomplish that task, including programming. The youth are explicitly told that the event is not a competition, and that learning in a team environment was the emphasis. Parents have appreciated this 'stress-free' learning for youth.

The Challenge is announced about 3 months prior to the event, providing the youth with a goal-oriented timeline. Our experience is that the youth have an enriching experience involving building, programming/debugging, and iterating on designs, and gain opportunities to learn about teamwork and communication skills.

 

March 9, 2018

Missouri Shorthorn State Sale

Youth Building Dining Room & Taylor Woods Sales Arena, Missouri State Fairgrounds, Sedalia

March 9-10, 2018

(660) 641-4602

 

March 10, 2018

Youth in Ag Rabbit Show

Poultry & Rabbit Building, Missouri State Fairgrounds, Sedalia

March 10, 2018

(636) 357-3363

 

March 11, 2018

Spring Rabbit Show

Poultry & Rabbit Building, Missouri State Fairgrounds, Sedalia

March 11, 2018

(636) 578-0111

 

March 17, 2018

Show Me Classic Poultry Show

Poultry & Rabbit Building, Missouri State Fairgrounds, Sedalia

March 17, 2018

(417) 359-3867

 

CAMP: Public Speaking Academy - June 20-21

The 4-H Public Speaking Academy is preparing for its seventh year! Extension faculty, along with 4-H volunteers will provide educational workshops to help youth build their skills and comfort with public speaking. Participants will be guided through the basics and finer points of writing and delivering a speech. Youth will receive individual assistance. The camp is open to all youth 11-13 years of age interested in learning more about public speaking.

The Academy will be June 20-21, 2018 and registration is due May 17. Lodging will be provided on the campus of Central Methodist University in Fayette, Mo. The cost is $100.

For more information, contact Patty Fisher at fisherp@missouri.edu or 573-324-5464 and be sure to download the brochure on the Missouri 4-H page at http://4h.missouri.edu/public-speaking-academy/main.

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Don't forget about the sponsorship application available from the Cole County 4-H Foundation.

 

March 23, 2018

Sedalia Kennel Club Dog Shows

Mathewson Exhibit Center & FFA Building, Missouri State Fairgrounds, Sedalia

March 23-25, 2018

(660) 202-9612

 

March 24, 2018

Pig Show and Sale

Agriculture Building, Missouri State Fairgrounds, Sedalia

March 24, 2018

(660) 342-4327

 

March 31, 2018

Youth Sheep & Goat Clinic

 

 

April 7, 2018

Youth Swine & Calf Clinic