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About 4-H

Our mission

Engaging youth as valued, contributing members of their communities in partnership with caring adults.

Our vision

A world in which youth and adults learn, grow and work together for positive change.

Opportunities Outside 4-H

  • Missouri State Fair Foundation Youth in Agriculture Scholarship Applications Now Available.   Applications should be submitted to the Missouri State Fair and must be postmarked by February 1, 2018.  These scholarships are possible thanks to the gracious contributions of many individuals and companies. One $5,000 platinum scholarship sponsored by Youth in Agriculture supporters, one $2,500 supreme scholarship sponsored by Sydenstricker John Deere of Missouri/Sydenstricker Angus Genetics, and thirty $1,500 scholarships sponsored by Youth in Agriculture are being offered.  For more information and to download and application, click here
  • Why Science Matters to Me Photo Caption Contest — Youth submit a photo showing how life science is behind the food they eat, benefits their health or helps their animals.  They write a caption telling us why science matters to them.  The contest opens Nov 1 with details available here:  Prizes range from a trip for three to the National Youth Summit on Agri-Science, in D.C. to gift cards.   
  • Applications Open for 2018 Pork Industry Scholarship.  Deadline December 15.
  • How Will Agriculture Feed the World?  2018 Ag Day Essay Contest Rules and Guidelines.  


  • Horse Bowl Competition Jan 27 in Columbia, Mo.  Click for details.

  • Rabbit Workshop Feb 10 in Macon, Mo.  Click for details.

  • Joyce Taylor Honored by States’ 4-H International Exchange Program

    Missouri 4-H received the Extraordinary Quality Program Award to Missouri 4-H in October at its 2017 annual conference in Portland.  States’ 4-H International also presented a special award to Missouri 4-H Global Education program coordinator Joyce Taylor for 30 consecutive years of service.  Thank you, Joyce, for your outstanding work helping young people have high quality global experiences!

  • Congratulations to the 2017 National 4-H Poultry & Egg Conference Winners!  For details click here

Turkey BBQ winner – Brent Seyer from Missouri
Coach: Jill Peters
Presented by Jesse Lyons, MU

Chicken BBQ winner – Steven Peters from Missouri
Coach: Jill Peters
Presented by Jesse Lyons, MU

Egg Preparation Demonstration winner – Rachel Smith from Missouri
Coach: Ann Smith
Presented by Cassinda Bechanan, Kentucky Poultry Federation

4-H Events

The events listed below are open to participants statewide. Select your county to view your local 4-H Web pages.

Statewide events calendar
2017-18 Event List Calendar




These events are open to participants statewide. Choose a county to see local 4-H events.