Topics of interest

Raise Your Hand

Only 1 in 3 kids have the skills they need to thrive. That's why we're asking you, and the millions of 4-H alumni across the nation to Raise Your Hand and Pay It Forward to empower the next generation of True Leaders.

Check here to see how to join.

Missouri 4-H Century Family award

The Missouri 4-H Century Family Award recognizes 4-H families with a long, sustained involvement in the 4-H program. Missouri 4-H Families with a combined 100 years or more of membership and/or volunteer service in 4-H are eligible to be recognized.

4-H vehicle license

The 4-H license plate continually promotes the 4-H name, logo and ultimately the program. Order your 4-H license plate at your local license bureau, by following three simple steps: 1. Complete the Missouri Department of Revenue (DOR) Form 1716, Application for Missouri Personalized and Special—License Plates. 2. Show your official 4-H form of identification proving that you are a member of the 4-H organization (available at your local University of Missouri Extension center). 3. Pay $15 for each license plate set ordered plus the standard vehicle license fee.

4-H history

Help us build the national 4-H history map. Your contribution is needed today to help us build the National 4-H Map. Give us your county’s notable historical tidbits, photos, factoids and features. It is preferred that there be a tie to 4-H.

Please visit the website to input your county’s information. 

4-H history preservation

Check out the newsletter page from the National 4-H History Preservation Team!  It has interesting info relating to the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, and lays out where the team is going in the year ahead.  For more on this important program, visit the website.

Famous 4-H alumni

Business men and women
Norman Brown - President and CEO of W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Zoe Coulon - Vice President of Campbell Soup Company
James Glass - Executive Vice President of The goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
Karol Nickell - Vice President and Editor in Chief of Better Homes & Garden magazine
Harold Poling - CEO Ford Motor Company
Orville Redenbacher, founder of Orville Redenbacher Popcorn
Nancy Zieman - CEO of Nancy's Notions
Jimmy Carter - former President
Al Gore - former Vice President
Walter Mondale - former Vice President
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis - former First Lady
Pat Nixon - former First Lady
Rosalynn Carter - former First Lady
Sports and entertainment
Reggie White - NFL Green Bay Packers football player
Archie Manning - former NFL MVP
Jim Davis - creator of Garfield comics
Johnny Carson - former talk show host
David Letterman - former talk show host
Julia Roberts - actor
Roy Rogers - actor
NASA astronauts
Bonnie Dunbar
Ellison Onizuka
Jerry Ross
Alan Shepard
Donald Williams
Peggy Wilson
Country music stars
Luke Bryan
Glen Campbell
Johnny Cash
John Denver
Vince Gill
Faith Hill
Reba McIntire
Jennifer Nettles
Randy Owen
Dolly Parton
Trisha Yearwood