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Columbia, Missouri 65211
Toll-free in Missouri 800-642-8041
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Our mission is to secure and manage financial resources to enhance and expand the Missouri 4-H program.

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Clover Classic Golf Tournament to benefit Missouri 4-H


Golfers will tee off for charity at the fifth annual 4-H Clover Classic Golf Tournament, to be held June 3, 2014 at A. L. Gustin Golf Course in Columbia, Mo.


Missouri 4-H Foundation Executive Director Cheryl Reams says this year's state event is a highlight for 4-H partners,"We're excited to host the Clover Classic in Columbia this year, and we appreciate the great response from our partners to team up with us in support of Missouri 4-H." Read more.


1944 4-H trip inspired $250,000 endowment


The seeds for Missouri's first National 4-H Congress Endowment Fund were planted in 1944, when a young Cape Girardeau County farm boy took his first train ride to Chicago.


Walt Wilkening was part of University of Missouri Extension's delegation to the National 4-H Congress at Chicago's Union Stock Yard. He and other youth escaped the worries of World War II for a few days to share ideas and learn leadership skills. Read more.


— Story by Linda Geist, photo by Amanda Stapp


Dairy Judging Team invited to international contest


The Missouri 4-H Dairy Judging Team, already ranked among the top 10 in the United States has been invited to compete in the 2014 International Dairy Judging Tour of Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland in the summer of 2014. Read more.


The team is hard at work now to raise the $24,000 needed to finance the trip. Help us meet our goal by contributing to the fundraising effort using our secure online donation form. Donate Now!


Goppert Foundation endows Missouri 4-H Scholarship


A $50,000 endowment from the Goppert Foundation, Kansas City, Mo. will provide perpetual support for 4-H youths from ten Missouri counties to attain higher education. Youths from Carroll, Cass, Clay, Clinton, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Pettis, Ray, and Saline counties will be eligible for college scholarships through the Missouri 4-H Foundation beginning in 2013. Read more.


FCS Financial endows MU Extension 4-H animal science programs


FCS Financial, a member of the Farm Credit System, has pledged $25,000 to establish the FCS Financial – Missouri 4-H Animal Science Fund. The pledge supports the Missouri 4-H Foundation endowment initiative, The Next Sixty Years, which focuses on providing permanent support for University of Missouri Extension 4-H state programs. Read more.



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4-H Legacy Gifts


Nellie Mabel Jones Turner

Born on November 24, 1911 at Glen Oaks Farm near Bendena, Kan. to Edwin and Agnes (Steele) Jones, Nellie Mabel was the youngest of six siblings. The family moved from Kansas to the St. Joseph, Mo. area in 1919.


Everett Gallup

A bequest of $250,000 from Missouri 4-H Foundation supporter, Everett Gallup, through the Everett and Sarah Wilna Gallup Trust, will support college educations through the Dennis E. Gallup 4-H Memorial Scholarship at the Missouri 4-H Foundation.


Walter and Norma Wilkening

The seeds for Missouri's first National 4-H Congress Endowment Fund were planted in 1944 when a young Cape Girardeau County farm boy took his first train ride to Chicago.