Volunteer recognition

Missouri 4-H Century Family Award

Three generations of 4-H participants pose for a photo.

The Missouri 4-H Century Family Award recognizes families with a long, sustaining involvement in the 4-H program. Missouri 4-H families with a combined total of 100 years or more of membership and/or volunteer service in 4-H are eligible for recognition.


4-H years that are applicable include:

  • Only direct-line family members (siblings, parents, grandparents) are applicable. Aunts and uncles, cousins, etc. may not be included. Stepparents, stepchildren or adopted children may be included.
  • Paid staff years (Extension or other) do not qualify.
  • In some instances, local Extension Homemakers or Farm Bureau members committed significant time and energy to establishing and leading local 4-H clubs. Years of service in those capacities are applicable.
  • Years of 4-H membership or leadership outside of Missouri may be included.
  • Years as an enrolled 4-H Clover Kid or Clover Bud may be included.


An application form is available to nominate families for the Missouri 4-H Century Family Award. Applications may be submitted at any time. To be recognized during National 4-H Week of the current calendar year, applications must be received no later than July 1.

Missouri 4-H Century Family Award Application (DOC)

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Award recognition

Recognition for this award takes place at the county level.

For questions about the Missouri 4-H Century Family Award, please contact the Missouri 4-H Foundation office at 4hfoundation@missouri.edu or (573) 882-2680.