Any time is a good time to join Missouri 4-H.
- 2017–2018 Caldwell County 4-H council officers
- President – Dustin Davies
- Vice-President – Addison Lewis
- Secretary – Ryley Baragary
- Treasurer – Jacey Heisey
- Adult Treasurer – Debbie Clevenger
- Youth Representation to Extension Council – Aiden Anderson
Enrollment in 4-H is open year-round to youth ages 5–18. 4-H prepares young people for the future while they make new friends, learn new skills and create great memories. Caldwell County 4-H clubs include:
- Braymer Pleasant Hill Hustlers 4-H Club, which meets at 6 p.m. on the second Sunday of the month at the United Methodist Church in Braymer.
Club leader: Emily A. Davies, 660-702-2262 or [email protected]
- Hamilton Achievers 4-H Club, which meets on the last Sunday of the month at the Federated Church in Hamilton.
Club leader: Debbie Clevenger, 816-465-0402 or [email protected]
Co-leaders: Tina Anderson, 816-262-7998 or [email protected]
Nesha Park, 816-752-3919 or [email protected]
- Kidder Lone Stars 4-H Club, which meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at Kidder United Methodist Church.
Club leader: Tammy Pratt, 816-465-0208 or [email protected]
- Polo Trail Blazers 4-H Club, which meets at 5:30 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month at the Polo United Methodist Church.
Club leader: Gretchen Brashear, 816-284-3634 or [email protected]
For more information, contact Steven Steiner, youth program associate in Plattsburg, at 816-539-3765 or [email protected].
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 Oct. 1 to Sept. 30. Certain activities may have participation deadlines.
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 fundraisers. 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.
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News & articles
- Published: Tuesday, June 30, 2020
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Starting this fall, Missouri 4-H will be able to reach more youths and families across the state through an easy-to-use online learning platform called Canvas that brings 4-H project-based learning directly into the home.This ...
- Published: Tuesday, March 17, 2020
With the recent restrictions on gatherings due to COVID-19 affecting Missouri 4-H members, volunteers, and faculty and staff, we have received many questions about how to handle eligibility for participation at county fairs. As a reminder, Missouri ...
- Published: Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019
Lila Wantland judged herself to the top of the senior division of the Missouri State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest. The contest was held Aug. 17 at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia. Wantland was the high individual in the intermediate division of ...
- Published: Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018
HANNIBAL, Mo. – In her 20s, Linda Studer had a dream of opening a business in historic Hannibal.Then, as they say, life got in the way. She was busy helping others fulfill their dreams at a nonprofit employment group in northeastern Missouri. Her ...
Adults desiring to volunteer with Missouri 4-H must complete this form to consent to a background check.
Form to nominate a 4-H member for the Caldwell County Carrie McBee Award, given each year to both a boy and a girl.
The 4-H Clover is a catalog of Missouri 4-H projects, programs and publications. It is designed to help volunteers, members and their families select projects and activities. It will also help in setting goals. In most cases, project levels need not ...
Form to nominate a 4-H member for the Caldwell County 4-H Alumni Award.
Form to nominate a 4-H member for the Caldwell County 4-H Boy Rookie of the Year Award.