Winter Wonderland Carnival will be held Saturday, February 3, 2018. 

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2017 Newton/McDonald County 4-H Sew-A-Thon is Scheduled for Saturday, February 17th.

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Register Today! 2018 State 4-H Teen Conference is Scheduled for Saturday, March 24 to Sunday, March 25.

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Making the Best Better Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, January 27, 2018 in Neosho

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Bright and Bold Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, January 13, 2018 in Nixa

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4-H Enrollment begins on October 1. 

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Enrollment forms


4-H Volunteer Application Process

Links and forms available here (PDF)


4-H Newsletter

January 2018 (PDF)

November 2017 (PDF)

September 2017 (PDF)

August 2017 (PDF)

June 2017 (PDF)

May 2017 (PDF)

April 2017 (PDF)

March 2017 (PDF)

February 2017 (PDF)

January 2017 (PDF)


Volunteer Screening Application form 2016-2017

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Shooting Sports

Lucky Clover 4-H Club

Round Prairie 4-H Club

Newton County 4-H

Teen Council


4-H Family Handbook

Information and guidelines about 4-H in Newton County. 
Newton County 4H Handbook (Revised October, 2016)


Clubs in Newton County

Busy Beavers Club meets at the Hornet Christian Church on the second Monday of every month.  Club Leader: Rose Barwick 417-621-8417

Downtowners 4-H Club meets at New-Mac Electric Company on the third Monday of every month. Club Leader: Loretta Russell, 417-621-8168.

East Newton 4-H Club meets at East Newton Agriculture Building on the third Sunday of every month. Club Leader: Melinda Larson, 417-628-3938

4-Hoofs 4-H Club. Please call for date, time and location of monthly meeting.  Club Leader: Michelle Olson, 417-434-0720.

Lucky Clover 4-H Club meets at the Seneca Christian Church on the third Sunday of every month. Club Leader: Rhonda Helm, 417-776-8672.

Ozark 4-H Club  meets at the Neosho High High School Agriculture Building on the second Monday of every month.  Club Leader: Misty Bond, 471-389-4483.

Round Prairie 4-H Club meets at the Oak Grove Community building (call first as location changes) on the second Tuesday of every month. Club Leader: Kelly Shilling, 417-385-8972.

Spring Valley 4-H Club meets at the Diamond Elementary Cafeteria the second Sunday of the month at 4:00 p.m. Club Leader: Preston Wright. 417-529-8023.

Community Clovers meets at Christ's Community Methodist Church on the first Monday of the month. Club Leader: Katie Goodwin, 417-396-1542

Teen Council  Open to all 4-H members 13 and older.  Meets first Thursday of every other month at the University of Missouri Newton County Extension Center, 18728 Hwy 59, at 6 pm. Mike Coffey. 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.