local

4-H

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

Notices

2017-2018 4-HOnline Enrollment will begin October 1, 2017.  Go to https://mo.4honline.com/Login.aspx to register.
Enrollment Instructions (PDF)
Re-Enrollment Instructions (PDF)
 

Dent County 4-H Newsletters

October Newsletter (PDF)
September Newsletter (PDF)
August Newsletter (PDF)
 

Important Dates

Nov 4 -- Recognition Night, Indian Trail Archery
Nov 6 -- Dent Co 4-H Council Mtg, Extension Conference Room

Clubs

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

2017 Dent County Jackpot Show (PDF)

Expo

2017 4-H/FFA Expo Book (PDF)
2017 Livestock Entry Form (PDF)
2017 Vendor Form (PDF)

4-H Camp Forms

4-H Camp Clover Point Flyer
4-H Camp Clover Point Registration Form 
4-H Camp Scholarship Application
Camper and Parent Agreement


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.

Resources

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.