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 

Fair Information

Youth Market Animal Project Worksheet *Required to be completed in order to receive your sale check
***These two forms will be helpful in completing your Youth Market Animal Project Worksheet
      - Youth Calf Value      - Market Animal Value & Days on Feed
Page 4 asks for "Other Income (premiums, offspring, wool, etc) Premiums (Monies from ribbons received) need to be included in your calculations.
Beef:  Blue = $12, Red = $6, White = $4
Hogs, Sheep Goats:  Blue = $8, Red = $4, White = $2
Rabbits: Blue = $4, Red = $2

Animal Project Record Form *Required to be completed for livestock projects in order to receive your sale check - Don't forget the 4-H Story!

Youth Volunteer Form *2 hrs. of volunteer work at the fairgrounds is required for exhibitors to show & sell

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



January 18 - Cured Meats meeting, 6:00 p.m., Farmington High School VoAg classroom
                     4-H Council Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Commissioners' Courtroom, Courthouse Annex

January 21 - Deadline to register for 2018 State Teen Conference (March 24-25, 2018) Registration is available through 4HOnline


February 17 - 4-H Energizer, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Herman Middle School, 64 Blue Pride Dr., Herman.  Cost is $10 per member in advance or $15 at the door(includes lunch and snacks)

February 24 - 4-H Energizer, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., St. James Elementary School, 314 S. Jefferson, St. James. Cost is $10 per member in advance or $15 at the door(includes lunch and snacks)


March 3 - Steer Weigh In, 8 - 11 a.m., Fairgrounds. Steer Project Exhibitor Check List

March 23 - April 1 - Hog Nominations, weights & pictures are due to the Extension Office by April 2.  Swine Project Exhibitor Check List

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


April 2 - Hog nominations (weights & pictures) are due to the Extension Office


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


July 2-3 - 4-H Camp, Pinecrest

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.