Cole County 4-H Project Information

A complete list of projects available in 4-H can be found on the Missouri 4-H website at



Animal Projects  (Beef, Goats, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Swine)

All 4-H and FFA members showing market and breeding animals must complete the ShowMe Quality Assurance certification process before being eligible to show at any local fairs or the Missouri State Fair. 

Online training can be found at

2018 Weigh-in Dates:

March 10, 2018 - Market Beef Weigh-in, Busby Farm (PDF)    RESULTS (PDF)
April 28-29, 2018 - Market Swine Weigh-in, on your own (PDF)
May 5-6, 2018 - Market Goat Weigh-in, on your own (PDF)
May 5-6, 2018 - Market Lamb Weigh-in, on your own (


Market Animal Clinics




Would you be willing to help with this project on a countywide basis?



It is time to order hams for your Country Cured Hams project! Please complete your order prior to Dec. 20, 2017, at 4:30pm. Please complete the survey at

Ham pickup is scheduled for Saturday, January 13, 2017 between 7:00am and 10:00am at Burgers Smokehouse in California, MO. Watch e-mails for more details.



Watch e-mails for upcoming meeting dates. Obedience, Rally Obedience, and Agility are just a few of the classes taught.



A copy or fax of the Horse Enrollment Form with horse description is due May 1 to the Cole County Extension office. You must attach either a photograph or registration papers.  A current negative-Coggins test is required to show.

Countywide project meetings held the first and third Fridays of the month at 7:00pm at the Cole County Extension Office. Focus will be on learning about the horse and the equine industry to help prepare for Horse Bowl, Hippology, and Horse Judging Contests.



New project group starting. Join a club and become part of the excitement. Watch for e-mails regarding project meetings.



Exploring 4-H Robotics is an ideal way to introduce science, math, engineering and technology while teaching life skills. Through hands-on activities, the 4-H Robotics projects teach basic concepts related to robotic subsystems such as structure, power, sensors, control and programming. these concepts are the foundation for building robots and robotic subsystems from a variety of materials and packaged kits. 4-H Robotics has projects for a wide variety of interests and available resources.

Level 1: Junk Drawer Robots (project RO881
Level 2: Junk Drawer Robots (project RO882)
Level 3: Junk Drawer Robots (project RO883)
Robotics 1: With EV3  (project RO884)
Robotics 2: EV3N More (project RO885) 
Additional Robotics Platforms (project RO886)
* Raspberry Pi
* Vex
* Tetrix
* SeaPerch
* Arduino
Youth Robotics Competition Partners (project RO887)
* BotBall
* RoboFest
* SeaPerch
* SuGO Botx

Watch this video for more information:

LabSpace Robotics Events

Fall 2017 Robot Challenges
Cardboard Arcade


Please have the instructor sign your training log when taking the following classes.




Youth required to bring Shooting Sports Project Record Log: & Health Form to each practice and signed by the certified instructor.

Must be led by our certified instructors: Archery, Air Rifle, Smallbore Rifle, Air Pistol, Shotgun, Smallbore Pistol, Muzzleloading, Hunting/Outdoor Skills.  (Western Heritage not offered in Cole County.)


Shooting Sports T-Shirt Order Form





Must be led by certified instructors.  We are looking for a leader for this project. Contact us at



Watch for more information on this exciting opportunity