Jackson County

4-H schedule

This is a listing of the 4-H Youth Development events that usually occur every year in Jackson County. Current event information will be posted as it becomes available; until then information from the previous year will be available. For information on state 4-H opportunities throughout the year, visit 4-H Opportunities.

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    Reoccurring meetings and events

    • 4-H & Equine Councils Officer Application
    • 4-H Council meeting: 3rd Monday of each month except December. 
    • Equine Council meeting: 1st Thursday of every month, except December, at 7 p.m. at Blue Springs Office, 1600 NE Coronado Dr., Blue Springs, Mo. In September, the 4-H Council and Equine Council have a combined meeting. 
    • Fair Committee meeting: 2nd Monday of each month and the Monday of Fair week. A month is skipped after the fair, and then a fair evaluation meeting is held. 
    • Shooting Sports Club and Committee: Held every other month on the 2nd Tuesday of that month. Meeting in February, April, June, August, October, and December. 
    • Event Committees (King & Queen, Achievement, etc.): Meet for 3-4 months prior to the events to prepare. 
    • Newsletter: Sent out each Monday through email, unless there is a holiday. 
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    August

    • Missouri State Fair (Sedalia)
    • Club leader meeting (required)
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    September

    • Sept 30: End of 4-H year – deadline for project records, award & scholarship applications, club leader forms, club reports, etc.
    • County awards evaluation day
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    October

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    November/December

    • Nov. 2: Equine Council Meeting
    • Fair ad sales for fair book due
    • Dec 1: Member re-enrollments complete
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    January

    • Jan 4: Equine Council Meeting
    • Regional deadlines for MRFs chosen to advance from Jackson County
    • Jan 31: FINAL enrollment deadline for Jackson County to be able to participate in Fair
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    February

    • Feb 1: Equine Council Meeting
    • King & Queen Royalty applications due
    • Regional Energizer (Regional Event)
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    March

    • March 1: Equine Council Meeting
    • March 10: Equine Trade Day (Sunset Trails Stables, Lee's Summit)
    • Youth Civic Leaders Summit (state event)
    • Teen Conference (state event)
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    April

    • King & Queen Royalty Event
    • April 1: Equine Council Meeting
    • Equine Council Clinic (not every year)
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    May

    • May 1: Horse enrollment & helmet policy agreement deadline
    • May 3: Equine Council Meeting
    • Tractor Supply Paper Clover Campaign
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    June

    • June 7: Equine Council Meeting
    • June 23: County Fair Horse Show
    • State 4-H Congress (state event)
    • Contest Day
    • June 28-30: Jackson County 4-H Fair, Drumm Farm, Independence
      • Jackson County Fair
      • Livestock Show
      • Youth Tour Day
      • T-shirt Order Form
      • Friday Fun Night
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    July 

    • July 5: Equine Council Meeting
    • 4-H State Fair Horse Show (Sedalia)
    • Awards workshop for youth