Cole County 4-H

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Keep up-to-date with all the 4-H related activities and news for Cole county.

Snow Tubing - March 19    

Come snow tubing with us!!  All 4-H families and friends are encouraged to come!  We have invited 4-H members from several counties and are expecting a large group so we can have lots of fun!!  See the flyer to register. Registrations are due March 10th!


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Join 4-H

31 Reasons to Join 4-H


To join 4-H, please attend a club meeting of your choice. You will find a list of clubs in Cole County on the 4-H clubs page. Annual dues vary between the clubs. Missouri 4-H's online enrollment system is up and running.  Sign up at Online enrollment begins Oct.1. There are help guides on this page, too.

Please do not let cost be a burden. Scholarships are available by completing the Financial Assistance Form (PDF). We have ways to help everyone become involved.

More information about 4-H in Missouri can be found at



Volunteers are needed to help the program grow. Steps to becoming a Cole County 4-H Volunteer:

  • Background checks are done annually on every volunteer applicant. Complete the Annual Background Check Consent Form (LG639). The form should be mailed or delivered to the Cole County Extension office. Annual screenings are required prior to a volunteer's individual work with any youth. The state 4-H office sends a screening postcard to volunteer applicants once the annual check is done.
  • Volunteer Orientation - This one-time requirement helps new volunteer applicants understand the depth and breadth of the Missouri 4-H Program. In-person training is the best format; however online orientation (and feedback form) is located at Missouri 4-H Volunteer Orientation 2015. Contact our office for next in-person session.
  • Enroll in 4HOnline (Missouri's 4-H Enrollment Database -- - Documentation of a volunteer applicant's full contact information, desired volunteer role and agreement with Missouri 4-H policies (e.g., Confidentiality, Youth Protection) is done through online enrollment in the Missouri 4HOnline system. Applicants need to set up an adult volunteer profile

Support for Cole County 4-H

United Way logoThe United Way of Central Missouri sponsors Cole County 4-H.  Scholarships are available by completing the Financial Assistance Form (PDF).


Cole County 4-H Foundation

Providing financial support for 4-H projects and members since 2006. Please visit our website to learn more about the Cole County 4-H Foundation, including upcoming fundraising events and how to apply for scholarships!