4-H is a volunteer-led organization. Members of 4-H clubs may chose from more than 40 project categories expanding out to more than 500 individual projects that provide hands-on experience on a subject as well as cooperation, leadership and decision making. These skills are applicable to every facet of life both now and in the future. For more information, contact Debbie Davis, 4-H Youth Specialist, at 816-933-2138 or Steven Steiner, 4H Youth Specialist, at 816-933-2138.
Clinton County clubs
There are presently seven 4-H clubs in Clinton County. Club members attend monthly meetings, where items of interest to the entire club are discussed. It is within these meetings where members learn parliamentary procedure, leadership and public speaking skills, among others. In addition, club members enroll in a variety of projects annually. Members meet with others in the project and are led by a volunteer project leader. These projects range from the traditional "cows and cookies" variety, to the innovative computer and aerospace projects.
- Clinton County Posse #70
- Gower Dynamites #30
- Keystone Willing Wokers #60
- Lathrop Shamrock #50
- Plattsburg Hustlers #80
- Plattsburg Pioneers #40
- and soon a new club in Plattsburg.
County Council officers
- President: Caroline Mayes
- Vice-President: Sadie Cooper
- Secretary: Genna Sarcione
- Youth Treasurer: Ella Mathews
- Adult Treasurer: Becki Black
- Reporter: Grace Mink
- Extension Council Representatives: Adam Mink/Jared Groebe
- County Youth Liaisons: Adam Mink and Carolyn Mayes
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.
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.
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Event date: Feb. 8, 2020
Event time: | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
MU Extension 4-H youth development faculty and staff collaborate with partners to address youth and family issues in the community. Rather than providing programs or services directly to an individual young person, the focus is upon influencing ...
News & articles
- 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 August 17th at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia. Wantland was the high individual in the intermediate division of ...
- Published: Monday, April 8, 2019
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Goppert Foundation of Kansas City has made a $50,000 gift to the Missouri 4-H Foundation to grow the Goppert Foundation Endowed 4-H Scholarship Fund, which provides perpetual support for 4-H youth from 10 Missouri counties to ...
- 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 ...
- Published: Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Seventeen teams competed for charity at the third annual Missouri 4-H Foundation Quiz Night, Dec. 2, at Knights of Columbus Hall in Columbia.“Thanks to the tremendous support of our 4-H partners and friends, together we raised ...