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4-H educational programs empowers young people to reach their full potential while working and learning in partnership with caring adults.

 

Upcoming events

 

First Horsemanship meeting for 2018 will be January 16, 2018 starting at 7:00 pm at the Platte County Resource Center.  Note the day is Tuesday not Thursday as in the past. Contact Lauri Perkins at lauriperkins@gmail.com for more information.

If you are enrolled in any of the Shooting Sports projects, SS741-SS749, you must take a Shooting Sports Safety Class. This will be held on January 30 and February 22, 6:00 pm at the Platte County Resource Center. You must attend both days (6 hours) to compete in the projects. Contact the 4-H Office, 270-2141, or Jack Remboldt, jremboldt@gmail.com for more information.

Show-Me Quality Assurance--- Jan. 25 at 6pm

o   Enrolled in any of these projects?  Beef, sheep, swine, dairy cattle, meat and dairy goats, rabbits, poultry, and meat judging

o   All 4-H members enrolled in food animal projects (including beef, sheep, swine, dairy cattle, meat and dairy goats, rabbits, poultry, and meat judging) must complete the appropriate level of the SMQA certification to be considered a member in good standing. 

o   Members must follow the following guidelines.
-------If they are 8-13 (4-H age), members must take it for two consecutive years.
-------If they are 14 or older, they take it once.

o   For example, if a 4-Her is a member from 8 years of age to 17 years of age, and is in food animal projects all of those years, they would need to take it when they’re 8, again when they’re 9, and one last time when they’re 14 to complete the certification. The exceptions would be if they don’t join until they’re older (like 13—then they’d only take it when they’re 13, and again when they’re 14) or if they aren’t in a food animal project every year.

o   There is an online option at http://agebb.missouri.edu/smqa/.  Members must submit certification or screen shot to local Extension office when training is complete.

 

 Urban Region Energizer to be held on February 17, 2018 at Liberty North High School from 10:00 am-3:00 pm. All 4-Hers and families are invited to attend. Choose your workshops and submit registration form to Clay County office by Feb. 1. Go here for the registration form.

 

Logo and Theme

The theme contest for 4-H members and volunteers, is an annual tradition. The theme is used throughout the year on t-shirts, certificates, programs and posters. This years theme is "We're Nuts About 4-H" Essay due June 17, 2017 at Presentation Day.

 

Platte County 4-H Newsletter 

The 4-H newsletter is published monthly. It provides our members with the most up-to-date information available on clubs and happenings in Platte County 4-H

4-H clubs

When and where clubs meet in Platte County (PDF)

Become a 4-H volunteer

Information can be found at the Missouri Center for 4-H Youth Development Volunteer website.

 

Searching for 4-H Alumni

If you are a past member or volunteer with Platte County or any other 4-H, we want to hear from you and know how to contact you.  We also want you to find your 4-H projects, records, photos to share on the alumni display at the Platte County Fair. A special Table for Golden Memories in 4-H will connect current and past 4-Hers.There is a Friends of 4-H organization if interested in providing long term financial or volunteer support.

In exchange for sharing your contact information, we will keep you updated on exciting events and news impacting 4-H locally. Share your information here.

Platte County Missouri 4-H is on Facebook

 
 

 

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.