University of Missouri Extension’s 4-H educational program empowers young people to reach their full potential while working and learning in partnership with caring adults.
Montgomery County 4-H clubs
Bellflower Boosters 4-H Club meets at 6:30 p.m on the third Monday at Bellflower Community Building.
Big Spring Busy Beavers 4-H Club meets at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday at Big Spring Firehouse. (In June, July and August and on any election day, meetings start at 7:30 p.m.)
Coon Creek Cronies 4-H Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Thursday at City Hall, Wellsville.
Kountry Kids 4-H Club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Sunday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Jonesburg.
Middletown Meddlers 4-H Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Friday at Middletown Community Center.
Montgomery Progressors 4-H Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday at Montgomery City Library.
Rhineland Explorers 4-H Club meets at 6 p.m. on the second Sunday at Rhineland Firehouse, Rhineland.
For more information, please contact the Montgomery County Extension office, 573-564-3733.
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 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 - 4:00 pm
St. James, MO
Join us for a fun filled day to gather new ideas, make new friends and build leadership skills. Sessions available for youth ages 5-18 and adults. Bring a friend who isn't in 4-H and a non-perishable item for 4-H Feeding Missouri food drive. ...
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: 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 ...