Cole County

4-H Projects

Countywide Projects

Thanks to our volunteers who have agreed to lead projects for anyone in a 4-H club in Cole County. If you would like to join one of these groups, please contact us. We can put you in contact with these leaders.

  • Dogs
  • Robotics – Looking for a leader
  • Shooting Sports – Must be led by certified instructors: Archery, Air Rifle, Smallbore Rifle, Air Pistol, Shotgun, Smallbore Pistol, Muzzleloading
  • SportFishing – Must be led by certified instructors. Looking for a leader.
  • Aquaculture

Animal Projects (Beef, Goats, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Swine)

All 4-H and FFA members showing market and breeding animals must complete the ShowMe Quality Assurance certification process before being eligible to show at any local fairs or the Missouri State Fair.

2020 Weigh-in Dates:
(2020 weigh-in forms will be posted here when available)

  • TBD (March) - Market Beef Weigh-in, Busby Farm
  • TBD (April) - Market Swine Weigh-in, on your own
  • TBD (May) - Market Goat Weigh-in, on your own
  • TBD (May) - Market Lamb Weigh-in, on your own

Dogs

If you are a youth with the desire to work with your dog teaching obedience and tricks, we encourage you to sign up for the Mid-MO Waggers 4-H SPIN Club. Whether you want to perform or just have fun in class, this is a great energy burner for your dog and social time for both you and your dog. This will be combined with the Mid-MO Waggers class for adults, so there is something for the entire family. For more information, contact Jennifer Winkelman at 573-645-6153. Check back here for information about the next session of this club.


Horses

A copy or fax of the Horse Enrollment Form with horse description is due May 1 to the Cole County Extension office. You must attach either a photograph or registration papers. A current negative-Coggins test is required to show.

Contact us to register for these 4-H Horse Bowl Practice Sessions (PDF) offered by William Woods University.


Poultry and Rabbits

Fur & Feather Clinic 2020 - TBD


Robotics

Exploring 4-H Robotics is an ideal way to introduce science, math, engineering and technology while teaching life skills. Through hands-on activities, the 4-H Robotics projects teach basic concepts related to robotic subsystems such as structure, power, sensors, control and programming. These concepts are the foundation for building robots and robotic subsystems from a variety of materials and packaged kits. 4-H Robotics has projects for a wide variety of interests and available resources.

  • Level 1: Junk Drawer Robots (project RO881)
  • Level 2: Junk Drawer Robots (project RO882)
  • Level 3: Junk Drawer Robots (project RO883)
  • Robotics 1: With EV3 (project RO884)
  • Robotics 2: EV3N More (project RO885)
  • Additional Robotics Platforms (project RO886)
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Vex
    • Tetrix
    • SeaPerch
    • Arduino
  • Youth Robotics Competition Partners (project RO887)
    • BEST
    • BotBall
    • FIRST
    • RoboFest
    • SeaPerch
    • SuGO Botx
    • VEX

Watch this video for more information.

LabSpace Robotics Events
Cole County 4-H has partnered with the 4-H Alumni at LabSpace Robotics to provide instruction for Robotics project areas. For more information about upcoming classes and events, visit the LabSpace Robotics website. Please have the instructor sign your training log when taking classes.


Shooting Sports

Shooting Sports Families must have a United Sportsmen's Club Membership.

Youth are required to bring the Shooting Sports Project Record Log to each practice and have it signed by the certified instructor.

Must be led by our certified instructors: Archery, Air Rifle, Smallbore Rifle, Air Pistol, Shotgun, Smallbore Pistol, Muzzleloading, Hunting/Outdoor Skills (Western Heritage not offered in Cole County).

Shooting Sports T-Shirt Orders due TBD!

Shooting Sports Schedule

Date & Time Location Description
December 1, 2019 - Time: TBD Wardsville Lions Club 2019 Celebration and 2020 Kick-off
March TBD TBD Shooting Sports Safety Class Part A - Required attendance for all 1st year shooting sports members. It is highly encouraged that 2nd year shooting sports members attend as well. All disciplines will be covered. Must attend both parts!
March TBD TBD Shooting Sports Safety Class Part B - Required attendance for all 1st year shooting sports members. It is highly encouraged that 2nd year shooting sports members attend as well. All disciplines will be covered. Must attend both parts!
April 1, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. United Sportsmen's Club (4400 Ossman Lane, Jefferson City) Range Etiquette - Required last session of Shooting Sports Safety, plus anyone changing disciplines.
April 3, 2020   Shooting Sports T-Shirt Orders due!
April 8, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. United Sportsmen's Club First Practice or weather make-up date for Range Etiquette
TBD United Sportsmen's Club County Shooting Sports Match
late Aug & mid Sept. Various Locations in MO State Shooting Sports Events (watch emails for more information)

Sportfishing

Must be led by certified instructors. We are looking for a leader for this project. If interested, contact Cole County Extension Center.