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Upcoming August/September 2019 4-H Events in Warren County

August 1:  Archery; 5:30 p.m., Fairgrounds

August 2:  State Fair Exhibits Due to Extension Center by noon.

August 2:  Market Chicken Dinner for Buyers; 4 p m to 7 p m Extension Center

August 4:  Muzzleloading/22, 1-3 p m Bench Rest Rifle Club

     Shotgun 3-5 p.m.; Bench Rest Rifle Club

August 6:  Archery; 5:30 p.m.; Fairgrounds

August 6:  Exchange Trip Meeting 6 p m, Extension Center

August 8:  Air Rifle/Pistol 5:30 p m, Fairgrounds

August 15:  Archery, 5:30 p m, Fairgrounds

August 20:  New 4-H Year Club Leader Meeting; 6 p.m.; Extension Center

August 20:  Dog meeting, 6 p m, Fairgrounds

August 24:  Teen Leaders Summer Party, Schneider Lake

August 27:  Shooting Sports “Clean Your Gun” Night, 5-7 p m, Extension Center

August 27:  Dog Project Meeting; 6 p.m.; Fairgrounds

August 28:  End of 4-H Year Paperwork Help Night, 4-6 p m, Extension Center

September 4:  Paperwork meeting; 6 p.m. - 4-H Council Meeting, 7 p.m. - Extension Center

September 17:  Teen Leaders Meeting, 5:30 p m, Exchange Trip meeting 6:30 p m Extension Center

 

University of Missouri Extension's 4-H educational program empowers young people to reach their full potential while working and learning in partnership with caring adults. As one of the nation's largest youth organizations, 4-H reaches youths, ages 8 to 18, in rural, urban and suburban settings, helping them become competent, capable, caring and contributing members of society.

Become a 4-H volunteer

Are you interested in volunteering your time with youth outside the classroom setting? We hope so! University of Missouri Extension volunteers are able to help young people ages 5-18 feel safe and supported to learn and lead. Four steps - ideally, these should be done by December 31st Click Here

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.