Cole County 4-H


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Enrollment opens October 1!

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All 4-H members and clover kids should be rewarded for their participation in 4-H. Encourage your 4-H'er to complete these forms.
Due: October 2, 2017

NEW!!  4-H'er of the Year:

The Cole County 4-H Council would like to recognize the most outstanding 4-H member. Cole County 4-H Members 12 years or older with at least 4 years of experience (excluding Clover Kids participation) are eligible to apply. This recognition is based on the levels of participation the 4-H'er has done during their years with the 4-H program. Selection criteria includes: a review of project work, leadership and personal development, activity participation, and involvement above the club level. The monetary award may be applied to a 4-H-related event, contest, or trip of the member’s choice.

Application (PDF-Fillable) | Scorecard (PDF)

Recognition Forms:  

Submit a Recognition Form to receive recognition for your entire 4-H experiences.
More information about the Recognition Form process, examples, tips, and scorecards can be found here.
Top 3 in each age division receive an award. All receive recognition.

  • Level 1 - Ages 8-10
  • Level 2 - Ages 11-13
  • Level 3 - Ages 14-18
  • Alternative Methods: PowerPoint presentation, video, skit, speech, Demonstration, PhotoVoice, Other creative ideas!!
    • Not eligible for Missouri 4-H Excellence Awards
    • Guidelines

Project level awards

Submit these forms to receive an award for your work in your specific project area.

Awards for Volunteers



4-H in the Media



MacKenzie Loesch of Russellville recently returned from Columbia where she was elected as a Regional Representative to the Missouri State 4-H Council. The election took place as part of the 72nd annual State 4-H Congress, May 31 through June 2, which was attended by 240 Missouri teens.

State 4-H Council members are elected by their peers at this event.  These teens serve as ambassadors for Missouri 4-H and MU Extension, serving as the voice of youth in policy and programming. Last year, over 22,000 Missouri children and youth participated in 4-H clubs, and and one of every five Missourians were reached by a Missouri 4-H program.

MacKenzie is a senior at Russellville High School and an active member of the Stringtown-Corinth 4-H Club. She says, "The best decision I ever made was to run for a regional representative! The most important thing I have learned while being on State 4-H Council is that the other people on the council become your second family. You may not feel like they are your family; but at the end of the 4-H year and when you say goodbye to the retiring representativess and officers, that's when it hits you...We ARE family. I have made so many good friends while being on Council it's crazy. For the coming year, I hope to be going to the different counties I represent, talking to them about all the great opportunities in 4-H while representing the 4-H members at events." 

For more information on Missouri 4-H, visit and visit to learn more about MU Extension.