Beaman Arator 4-H Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of the month at the REA building, Highway 65 North, Sedalia.
Leader: Sharon Hutcheson
Brown 4-H Club meets at 6:00 p.m. on the third Monday of the month at Camp Branch Church, Sedalia.
Leader: Natalie Reed
County Liners 4-H Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month at 1st United Methodist Church, Cole Camp.
Leader: Jamie Anderson
Dresden 4-H Club meets at 5:00 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month at La Monte United Methodist Church, La Monte.
Leaders: Kay Sparks and Sharon Bruner
Eagle 4-H Club meets at 2:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month at Pettis County Extension Office, Sedalia.
Leader: Jennifer Carr
Manila 4-H Club meets at 6:00 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Windsor.
Leaders: Heather Lloyd and Lori Gerke
Muddy Creek Saddle 4-H Club meets at 2:00 p.m. on the second Sunday of the month at Bluhm Family Farm or the Pettis County Extension Office, Sedalia.
Leaders: Jessie Elwell and Brad Elwell
Prairie Ridge 4-H Club meets at 4:00 p.m. on the second Sunday of the month at Range Line Presbyterian Church, Hustonia.
Leaders: Michael Arnett, Brandy Arnett, and Brittany Wilbanks
Ringen Brushy 4-H Club meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at Smithton School cafeteria, Smithton.
Leaders: Cindy Gerke and Adam Gerke
Show-Me Horse 4-H Club meets at 2:00 p.m. on the second Sunday of the month at Hampton Inn, Sedalia.
Leader: Laveda Hrezik
Van Natta 4-H Club meets at 4:30 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month at Antioch Baptist Church, Green Ridge.
Leader: Mikaela DeVorss
Pettis County Clover Connection Newsletter
Local 4-H Newsletter
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 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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News & articles
- Published: Monday, June 1, 2020
“In good times, 4-H is a wonderful resource to help develop the youth of America and around the world. In hard times, like what we’re going to feel through this crisis and into the coming recession, that value expands exponentially,” said ...
- Published: Tuesday, May 26, 2020
A crime-fighting alert bracelet that looks like a smartwatch. A simple way to sanitize toilet brushes. A solution for those stinky kitchen sink sponges. A fail-safe system for tidying messy drawers. These were among the winning ideas submitted by 20 ...
- 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 ...
Publication date: Feb. 1, 2003
Hatching eggs — watching an egg turn into a baby chick — is a learning experience for students of all ages as well as a practical way for you to start a small poultry flock. The incubation process is relatively simple, though it may not seem so ...