McDonald County 4-H

Enrollment Begins October 1st!

Click Here to Enroll

Call the Extension Office for Help or More Information


4-H Clover

2018-2019 Edition

The 4-H Clover is the catalog for Missouri 4-H programs, projects and publications.

You can get a printed Clover from your county MU Extension Center. 

Click Here for a Digital Copy


State 4-H Horse Public Speaking/Demonstration Contest

Animal Science Research Center
MU Campus, Columbia, MO
September 8th, 2018
Online Registration opens July 1st and closes August 15th

Click here for more information and to register for event

State 4-H Fashion Revue

MU Campus, Columbia, MO

September 22nd , 2018

Online Registration opens July 1st and closes August 31st
Click here for more information and to register for event


Dixie Stampede with 4-H

November 3rd, 2018

Cost: $30.00

Click Here for More Information


Applications and forms

End of year reports due to Club Leader Aug. 31.

Recognition Form Level 1 (ages 8-10)

Level 1 Form

Recognition Form Level 2 (ages 11-13)

Level 2 Form

 Recognition Form Level 3 (ages 14-18)

Level 3 Form


Volunteer Screening Application form 2018-2019

Volunteer Background Check Form (PDF)

Volunteer Background Check Form Instructions (PDF)


4-H Enrollment

Go to 4honline.com to set up your family profile.


State 4-H

Go to https://4h.missouri.edu 


4-H Newsletters:

January Newsletter

February Newsletter

March Newsletter

April Newsletter

May Newsletter

June Newsletter

August Newsletter

September Newsletter

October Newsletter

  McDonald County 4-H Facebook Page


4-H Clubs

Contact the club leader or extension office for more information.

Cornerstone                                Ronda Holly          762-3163
Southwest City                             Lindsey Penn        762-3870

Crossroads                                  Rita Garnett          628-3254

Splitlog                                       Jennifer Keaton      775-2231

Hooves, Paws, and Claws           Julie Hilton        355-3679

Noel Tech-Wizards                     Linda Howerton     455-9500


McDonald County 4-H Staff

Eli Jones, Youth Program Assistant, 417-223-4775

Mike Coffey, 4-H Youth Specialist/ County Program Director, 417-455-9500

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.