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A requirement for all youth showing an animal and/or a cured meat  at the county fair. Kendra Graham will present the SMQA session on June 11 at the Library at 6:30 p.m. Can't makeit, but still need the class? Go to http://agebb.missouri.edu/smqa/ and take the class online. Must be completed before July 1! Call Stephanie (756-4539 to find out if your child needs the class this year.

Goat and Sheep Weight-in -- April 28

The goat and sheep weigh-in will bew April 28 at 10 am at the sale barn. Please unload where cattle are loaded and unloaded. Also, please arrive by 10 am as this process should not last longer than an hour from the first one weighed to the last one weighed.

Cured Meats Class -- June 4

Youth planning to show a cured ham and/or bacon at the couty fair, must attend one session besides the curing session in July. The next curing meats meeting will be June 4 6:30p.m. at the Library. Please R.S.V.P to the Extension office by June 1.

4-H Camp -- July 2-3

4-H Camp Survivor is coming! 4-H camp this year will be held July 2-3 at Camp Pinecrest in Fredricktown. Youth ages 8-18 can attend! The theme this year is Survivor! If your child is interseted in attending, don't hesitate to contact me with questions. Camp will be a fun two days of swimming, craft, games, and much more. the fee for 4-H camp this year will be $5. You can find links to the camp application and camp counselor application in the important dates section down below. Counselors need to be 14 years old or older and able to attend the Training on June 12 (Stephanie can transport) and July 1 (at the camp grounds starting at 3pm). We also need camp chaperones! Volunteers must be 21 years or older to chaperone and are not charged to attend 4-H camp. If you or someone you know would like to chaperone 4-H camp please let Stephanie know, and she will send you the information and application.

Mandatory Exhibitors Meeting -- July 22

If your child plans to exhibit anything from a craft to a steer and in between at the county fair, this meeting is REQUIRED!! Please mark the date on your calendar, as more information will come out closer to the event. 

Washington County 4-H/FFA Hog Nomination Process - 2018 (PDF)

For the health and safety of animals, hog weigh in will occur in the following way. Please follow these directions carefully. There will not be a centralized weigh-in. you wil tag your pigs at home from April 9 to April 30 and have the information back to the Extension office by May 1.

The requirements and due dates are firm!! You must meet these deadlines in order to show!!

1. Call/Email the Extension Office (438-2671), SchindlerS@missouri.edu by noon April 2 with:

  • Name of Youth
  • 4-H/FFA Club name
  • Phone Number
  • Number of pigs to weighed in by youth

2. Between April 9 and April 30

  • Pick up your tags from the Extension Center
  • Tag your pig with assigned tag
  • Take at least one photo of your pig. It must show the youth, the pig, and the tag number. Multiple pictures are fine if you are unable to get all this in one photo
  • Fill out an information slip for each hog you tag

3. Return the information in Step 2 to the Extension Office via email SchindlerS@missouri.edu, or regular mail (must be postmarked by May 1), or dropbox by May 16

University of Missouri Extension

                        113 N. Missouri Street

                        Suite A

                        Potosi, MO 63664




The index calculation for 2018 will be as follows:

Live Score: 40%

Ultrasound/Carcass Score: 60%

All other rules still apply.  Your pig MUST have a docked tail, no longer than 4 inches.  Pig must be castrated before your tag your animal.


If you have questions you may contact the Extension office or Stephanie. Also, educate yourselves on swine health and diseases at pork.org.

Important Dates 

  • Steer Weigh In -- Saturday March 10 at Sale Barn
  • 4-H Council Meeting -- May 14 at Library 6:30p.m.
  • Camp Counselor Registration -- Due May 7   -- Print Application Here
  • 4-H Council Meeting -- June 11 at Library 6:30p.m.
  • Camper Registration Due -- May 21 - Print Registration Here
  • Camp Counselor Training -- First Training Session June 12 from 4-8p.m(location to be determined). Second Training Session July 1 beginning at 3p.m. at Pinecrest )Counselors will spend the night at camp to prepare for early arrival of the campers the following day.   
  • Camp Pinecrest -- July 2-3
  • Feather and Fur Clinic and Mini Show -- June 16 10am at Potosi Fair Grounds
  • Pollorum Testing -- June 23

Stop by the Extension Office the weigh-in sheet that needs to be filled out and handed to the person weighing your animal at the sale barn the day of the weigh-in.  This information needs to be COMPLETELY filled out, as this is how we develop the buyers guides.  Please help us, by filling out all of the information requested.


Livestock Guidelines

Have questions about the Washington County 4-H/FFA livestock guidelines? View the guidelines in PDF format.

Livestock Guidelines (PDF)

Washington County Clubs

  • Caledonia County Kids 4-H Club meets at 2 p.m.. on the third Sunday of every month at the Belgrade Lion's Club in Belgrade. Club leader: Becky Yount
  • Latty Route Go-Getters 4-H Club Club leader: Erin Phares
  • Potosi Patriots 4-H Club meets at 2 p.m. on the fourth Sunday of every month at the County Library in Potosi. Club leaders: Vicki Murdick, 573-436-4035
  • Potosi Wranglers 4-H Club Club leader: Lindsay Murphy.
  • Fourche Valley Ranchers 4-H Club Club leader: Tiffany Crump, 573-210-0000
  • Potosi Ropers 4-H Club Club leaders: Patty Allen, 573-210-1969 or 573-366-4926.
  • Washington County Explorers 4-H Club Club leaders: Stacy Beck
  • Brazil Creek 4-H Club Club Leader: Justin Blanton



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.