University of Missouri Extension's 4-H program empowers young people to reach their full potential.


2018-2019 4-HOnline Enrollment will begin October 1, 2018.  Go to https://mo.4honline.com/Login.aspx to register.
Enrollment Instructions (PDF)
Re-Enrollment Instructions (PDF)
4-H Volunteer Form (PDF)

2019 Energizer

Please find a flyer and registration form provided below for the 2018 East Central Missouri 4-H Energizer that will be held Saturday, December 1st in Owensville.  It is open to all 4-Her’s, 4-H volunteers and parents in the East Central Region (18 counties).  This means you have the opportunity to meet lots of other youth and adults involved in 4-H as well as attend several informative and educational 4-H sessions.  There is something for everyone including Clover Kids. 

A special guest speaker, Andrew McCrae, has been invited to hold separate sessions for adults and for youth.  He is an excellent speaker, television and radio host, author and a farmer/rancher.  Allison Copeland, our interim State 4-H Program Director will also be there to lead a round-table discussion for volunteers.  It will be an open forum to share some great ideas.

Deadline to register is November 26th to get the $5 registration price.  It is $10 after November 26th and at the door.  The registration fee includes lunch and a gift bag.  Registrations can be dropped off at the Dent County Extension office or mailed to:

Dent County Extension
Linda Shelton
112 E. 5th Street, Suite 4
Salem, MO  65560

It is about an hour and 5-10 minute drive to Owensville from Salem, so contact some other 4-H families and plan a carpool.  It will be a great day of inspiration, motivation and information.

If you have any questions, please call 729-3196 or send an email to sheltonld@missouri.edu.

Click these links to view the Flyer and Registration

Dent County 4-H Newsletters

September 2018 4-H Newsletter (PDF)
October 2018 4-H Newsletter (PDF)
November 2018 4-H Newsletter (PDF)
CWF Application 2019

Important Dates

Dec 7 -- Shooting Sports Mandatory Paperwork Mtg, New Harmony gym, Time TBA
Dec 8 -- Shooting Sports Safety Course, Location/Time TBA
Feb 23 -- Steer Weigh-in
Mar 5 -- Quality Assurance Meeting
Mar 23 -- Hog Weigh-in
May 4 -- Lamb/Goat Weigh-in
May31-June 1 -- Counselor Camp
June 3-6 -- 4-H Camp
June 6-7 -- Shooting Sports Camp
June 20-22 -- Canine Camp
July 19-20 -- 4-H / FFA Expo


Green Forest 4-H Club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday at Green Forest School, Salem. Leader: Sharon Schafer, 573-548-6229 or 573-247-8172

Lake Spring 4-H Club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday at Victor Baptist Church, Anutt. Leader: Rusty Howard, 573-308-6495

Spring Creek 4-H Club meets at 2 p.m. on the second Sunday at the Learning Center, 210 N. Main, Salem. Leader: Nancy Major, 573-729-8722

Westside 4-H Club meets at 2 p.m. on the second Sunday at the United Methodist Church, Salem. Leader: Angela Black, 573-729-9353; 573-247-2465

Reference / Forms

Dent County Jackpot Show



2018 4-H/FFA Expo Book (PDF)

4-H Camp Forms


Livestock Project Record Books

All 4-H livestock members entering animal(s) in the Dent County 4-H/FFA Expo must have one project record book to be presented at registration.  The book will combine records for all exhibited animals at the Expo.

Livestock Project Record Book Instructions (PDF)
Project Record Form (PDF)
Livestock Member In Good Standing (PDF)
Livestock Feed Record (PDF)
Animal Care Checklist (PDF)

Other Project Record Books

Completing Project Record Books Instructions (PDF)
Project Record Form (PDF)
Dent County 4-H Member In Good Standing Form (PDF)

General Forms
Annual Background Check Consent Form (for volunteers) LG639 (PDF)
Volunteer Orientation Log On Instructions (PDF)
Report of Project Meetings Form (PDF)

Dent County 4-H New Family Handbook (PDF)

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.