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Sullivan County 4-H information

4-H members, ages 8-18 years, are involved in a wide variety of projects and exhibit at fairs and shows. Clover Kids, ages 5-7 years, are welcome to join and participate in club activities. If you are interested in being a 4-H volunteer, please contact Penny Kittle, 4-H YPA at 660-265-4541 or kittlep@missouri.edu!

For information on donating to the Sullivan County 4-H Youth Program Assistant Fund, please contact our office.

County awards

Sullivan County 4-H members are eligible for awards in a variety of areas. Sullivan County 4-H Awards (PDF)

Newsletters

Monthly newsletter published online only starting December 2016 for 4-H families and project leaders.

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December 2017

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May 2017 (PDF)

April 2017 (PDF)

March 2017 (PDF)

February 2017 (PDF)

January 2017 (PDF)

Clubs

Green City 4-H Workers Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Sunday of each month at the Green City City Hall.

Green Hills 4-H Club meets at 6 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the Community Center in Milan.

Newtown Community 4-H Club meets at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of at each month at Newtown-Harris R-3 School.

Panther Country 4-H Club meets at 6 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at the Grundy County R-5 Elementary School in Humphreys

Winigan 4-H Club meets at 5 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month at the Martha Ware residence

For more information on these clubs please contact Penny, 4-H YPA, in the Sullivan County Extension Office at 660-265-4541 or kittlep@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.

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.