Thank you to all the businesses and individuals who came to the 2017 Sale of Champions to support our youth! 121 items sold for a grand total of $151,224!

Steers     Hogs     Sheep and Goats     Cured Meats     Rabbits 


Ready to join St. Francois County 4-H? 
Visit mo.4honline.com to enroll today! 



March 15 - 4-H Council meeting, 6:30 p.m., Co. Comm.

        Step 1 of Swine Project:

  1. Call/email the Extension office (756-4539), SchindlerS@missouri.edu by MARCH 16 with:
    1. Name of youth
    2. 4-H/FFA club name
    3. Phone number
    4. Number of pigs to be weighed in by youth
    5. Location preference to pick up tags (Miller’s Feed and Pet, MFA, Peterson Feed and Farm, Extension office)
      ***As a reminder, in order for youth to receive hog tags for weigh in, the follow criteria must be met, the member must be:
      1.  Enrolled in 4-HOnline (http://mo.4h online.com)  
      2.  Enrolled in the swine project
      3.  Dues Paid. (Must be paid by Friday 3/16)

March 23 - April 1 - Step 2 of Swine Project:  

    1. Weigh your pigs on your own scale (bathroom scale is fine).
    2. Tag your pig with the assigned tag (tags use the Allflex tagger, let us know if you need to borrow one)
    3. Take at least one photo of your pig. It must show the youth, the pig, and the tag number.  Multiple photos are fine if you are unable to get this all in one photo.
      *This information will be recorded on the Swine Weigh-in Information Sheet (weights & pictures) which is due to Stephanie Schinder, schindlers@missouri.edu or to the Extension Office by
      APRIL 3

March 17 - Robot & Technology Expo, Mineral Area College

March 24-25 - 2018 State Teen ConferenceRegistration is available through 4HOnline


April 3 - Step 3 of Swine Project: Turn in the Swine Weigh-in Information Sheet (weights & pictures) to schindlers@missouri.edu or to the Extension Office.

April 28 - Prospect Steer & Heifer Show, Fairgrounds


May 8 - Sheep & Goat Weigh In - 4 - 7 p.m., Fairgrounds.  Sheep & Goat Project Exhibitor Check List

May 21-28 - Equine 4-H Tour

May 30 - June 1 - State 4-H Congress


June 20-21 - Public Speaking Academy

June 21-22 - 4-H Round Up


July 2-3 - 4-H Camp, Pinecrest

July 31 - August 4 - St. Francois County Fair

Local Contacts

Amanda Dunn
4-H Youth Development Program Assistant
Phone: 573-756-4539   Email: lachancea@missouri.edu

Stephanie Schindler
4-H Youth Specialist
Phone: 573-756-4539   Email: SchindlerS@missouri.edu

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.