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Health/fitness
Home environment
Horses
Horticulture
Knitting
Leadership
Livestock judging
Meats
Outdoor adventures
Pets
Photography
Poultry
Public speaking
Quilting
Rabbits
Robotics


Health/fitness

State specialist: Alison Copeland

Are you interested in exploring a wide variety of activities related to physical well being? If hitting a strike is a good thing or getting the lowest score is something you'd like to attain, then join us for bowling, golf or other sports and physical activity. Consider joining your friends and have fun playing together!

Project materials
LG911, Missouri 4-H Literature & Merchandise Order Form (PDF)

or
Order curriculum online

image: First aid in Action curriculum Y7710image: Staying Healthy curriculum Y7720

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Home environment

State specialist: Alison Copeland

Do you walk into a room and know exactly what colors and what furniture would look good in the space? Do you know what paint color or wallpaper would brighten the room? How do you create a feeling of coziness in a family room?  Being an interior designer is all about making a house a home.  But what about starting with your own room? Can you select colors, textures, and accessories that will allow you to show off your personal style and enable you to take care of your room? If you know the basics, you can advance to wood finishing, learning principals of design, make sound furnishing purchase decisions of use software to create your ideal house.  

Project materials
LG911, Missouri 4-H Literature & Merchandise Order Form (PDF)

or
Order curriculum online

image: Home Environment unit 1 curriculum Y4710 image: Home Environment unit 2 curriculum Y4711 image: Home Environment unit 3 curriculum Y4720 image: Home Environment unit 4 curriculum Y4721

image: Home Environment unit 5 curriculum Y4730 image: Home Environment unit 6 curriculum Y4731 image: Home Environment Leaders guide LG4700

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Horses

State specialist: Ben Gallup

Horseless Horse and Horse Knowledge, unit 140, is for youth who may not have a horse or pony of their own but want to learn about horses. Horse Riding, unit 141, introduces basic riding skills and styles. (Because a member's knowledge may be at a different level from his or her riding skills, a member may sign up for both unitss 140 and 141, and unit 140 will not be counted against his or her project total count.)

Project materials
LG911, Missouri 4-H Literature & Merchandise Order Form (PDF)

or
Order curriculum online

horse curriculum

Horseless horse

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4-H project horse enrollment

The horse member enrollment is due to county MU Extension centers May 1 each year.

Y1440, Missouri 4-H Project Horse Enrollment Form (PDF)

4-H members may be asked to produce a current project horse enrollment form to show at county shows.  State Fair requires 4-H members to include a copy of their current project horse enrollment form with their entry.

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Events


Hippology contest

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2009

2010

2011

2012


Horse Bowl contest


Horse Judging contest


Horse Speaking and Illustrative Talk/Demonstration contest

Horse Public Speaking and Illustrative Talk/Demonstration Contest information in the LG1400, 4-H Horsemanship Manual (PDF)


Missouri State Fair

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Horticulture

State specialist: Ben Gallup

Flowers: Greenhouses, flower arrangements, and flower beds, flowers can bring a smile to many faces. Enjoy activities an opportunities working with flowers inside and outside. Learn techniques in flower arranging, pest management, and plant science. If you live in a

Gardening (fruits and vegetable): Get outside and dig in the soil, you can grow your own fruit and vegetable garden with this project. Create rows of vegetables and fruit that you enjoy and are good for you and your family! Learn basic gardening techniques, how to plan a garden, learn about career

Project materials
LG911, Missouri 4-H Literature & Merchandise Order Form (PDF)

or
Order curriculum online

Flowers

image: Horticulture unit 1 Curriculum Y9610 image: Horticulture unit 2 Curriculum Y9620 image: Horticulture unit 3 Curriculum Y9630

 

Gardening (fruits and vegetables)

image: Gardening Curriculum unit A Y9710image: Gardening Curriculum unit B Y9720image: Gardening Curriculum unit C Y9730image: Gardening Curriculum unit D Y9730

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Knitting

State specialist: Alison Copeland

Sitting in front of a warm fire, knitting - is this a hobby you can take with you? You bet! Knitting is a wonderful craft to learn and it can be taken anywhere.  You will learn knitting techniques and tips and through the curriculum you will also have patterns for 11 knit projects.  These projects range from wearables, gifts for friends, backpack, blanket, bracelets and more.

Project materials
LG911, Missouri 4-H Literature & Merchandise Order Form (PDF)

or
Order curriculum online

image: I Can Knit curriculum Y3310 image: Knitting Made Easy curriculum Y3311

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Leadership

State specialist: Bradd Anderson

If you were mayor, CEO of a company or president of the United States - how do you know you are implementing good leadership? How do you make the tough decisions? How do you get people to agree and follow your vision? How do you build relationships with people whose interests are different than yours? How do you improve your listening skills?

Being a leader is a complex responsibility; however, leadersship skills are learned and developed over a lifetime. Join in the dyna,ic process of learning leadership skills through interactive activities, real life experiences in relationship building, communication group process, and planning and organization. All activities offer you the ability to become a good leader.

Project materials
LG911, Missouri 4-H Literature & Merchandise Order Form (PDF)

or
Order curriculum online

image: Leadership unit 1 curriculum Y2710 image: Leadership unit 2 curriculum Y2720 image: Leadership unit 3 curriculum Y2810 image: Leadership unit 4 curriculum Y2820

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Livestock judging

State specialist: Ben Gallup

What are the characteristics to look for in a prize food animal that yields the best products for our table? Or are you interested in gaining skills to select your market animal to exhibit at the fair? Learn to evaluate animals, judge them like a pro and justify your decision.

Enrollment in this project is not required to participate in the State 4-H Livestock Judging Event.

Project materials
LG911, Missouri 4-H Literature & Merchandise Order Form (PDF)

or
Order curriculum online

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Meats

State specialist: Ben Gallup

There is nothing like a delicious country cured ham. Or what about the taste of barbecue just off the grill? Learning the process and skills to cure your own ham, identify different meat retail and wholesale cuts, selecting quality meat products and then knowing how to prepare it for a meal. These hands on activities and experiences will last you a lifetime.

Use of Borax is NOT an approved practice for curing hams.

Project materials
LG911, Missouri 4-H Literature & Merchandise Order Form (PDF)

or
Order curriculum online

image: Meats Retail cuts curriculum Y1161 image: Meats curriculum Pork Y1162 image: Meats curriculum Beef Y1163

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Meats PowerPoints

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Outdoor adventures

State specialist: Gerry Snapp

A 4-H project for those who like hiking and camping! Progress from overnight camping trips and then to extended backpacking expeditions as you hike through the three activity guides. Experiences relate to food, shelter, leaving no trace ethics, safety, navigation, equipment and camp management.

Project materials
LG911, Missouri 4-H Literature & Merchandise Order Form (PDF)

or
Order curriculum online

image: Outdoor Adventures Hiking curriculum Y7610image: Outdoor Adventures Camping curriculum Y7620image: Outdoor Adventures Back Packing curriculum Y7630

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Pets

State specialist: Ben Gallup

The new pets project provides positive opportunities for young people to develop the essential life skills of mastery, independence, generosity and belonging through their interest of pets. Youth will learn how to raise a small animal or pet in a home, how to select the right small animal for their circumstances and environment, how to give urban pets proper housing, care and health, and how to show a small pet.

Project materials
LG911, Missouri 4-H Literature & Merchandise Order Form (PDF)

or
Order curriculum online

 


Photography

State specialist: Bradd Anderson

Capture special moments, communicate your messages, and show how life appears through your lens with photography. Learn about cameras, lighting, and digital and film media to be ready when you happen upon that great shot. Build skills you can use to excel in other 4-H opportunities and explore possible new careers.

Project materials
LG911, Missouri 4-H Literature & Merchandise Order Form (PDF)

or
Order curriculum online

image: Photography  unit 1 curriculum Y3510 image: Photography unit 2 curriculum Y3520 image: Photography unit 3 curriculum Y3530

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Poultry

State specialist: Ben Gallup

Identifying poultry parts, species and breeds, selection, exploring an egg, cooking an egg, feeding, handling, washing and showing are activities included in the 4-H poultry project. In the intermediate level you will learn how to read a feed tag, explore retail products, grade carcasses, select layers and poultry health. Advanced poultry members will develop leadership skills by planning a judging clinic, managing a flock, exploring careers, processing chickens, and conducting poultry games and discussing vales and ethics.

Project materials
LG911, Missouri 4-H Literature & Merchandise Order Form (PDF)

or
Order curriculum online

image: Poultry unit 1 curriculum Y1510image: Poultry unit 2 curriculum Y1520image: Poultry unit 3 curriculum Y1530

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Public speaking

State Specialist: Bradd Anderson

From sharing an important thought to nailing that first big job interview, public speaking skills are extremely important. Public speaking allows you to challenge yourself and succeed in developing these skills, while having fun and building friendships. Though public speaking is among the most common fears, every 4-H member should learn this skill. Benefits will last a lifetime!

Project materials
youth speaking

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Quilting

State specialist: Alison Copeland

Do you have a favorite quilt that someone special has made for you?  Maybe it has been passed down from generation to generation.  You too can learn quilting techniques, and create wonderful quilts and other useful and fun items in the 4-H quilting project.

 Project materials
LG911, Missouri 4-H Literature & Merchandise Order Form (PDF)

image: I can quilt curriculum Y3410or
Order curriculum online

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Rabbits

State specialist: Ben Gallup

Weather you see rabbits as a soft and cuddly pet or a business opportunity, the rabbit project is flexible for your interest. Beginning level rabbits include activities that include selection, handling, breeds, parts, management, equipment, feeding, health, breeding and kindling. At the intermediate level through hands on activities you will learn how to select, judge, give oral reasons, show rabbits, tattoo, keep records and detect diseases. In the advanced level of the rabbit project you will have the opportunity to learn more about breeding, genetics, culling, determining pregnancy, designing a rabbitry, anatomy, teaching others, and registering a rabbit, and marketing your product. The rabbit pattern is a great model for identifying parts, determining sex, checking for disqualifications, practicing handling, trimming nails, showing, and many other management practices.

Project materials
LG911, Missouri 4-H Literature & Merchandise Order Form (PDF)

or
Order curriculum online

image: Rabbit unit 1 curriculum Y1110image: Rabbit unit 2 curriculum Y1120image: Rabbit unit 3 curriculum Y1130

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Robotics

State specialist: Bill Pabst

Exploring 4-H Robotics is an ideal way to introduce science, math, engineering and technology while teaching life skills. Through hands-on activities, the 4-H Robotics projects teach basic concepts related to robotic subsystems such as structure, power, sensors, control and programming. These concepts are the foundation for building robots and robotic subsystems from a variety of materials and packaged kits. 4-H Robotics has projects for a wide variety of interests and available resources. Virtual Robotics teachs about robots with a computer game. Junk Draw Robitics teaches robotic concepts with low cost materials. Robotics Platforms is for groups with access to a robotics kit. FIRST Robotics is participation in a 4-H FIRST team. General 4-H Robotics is for learning about robotics with goals or materials that are not a good fit with the other 4-H Robotics projects.

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Project materials
LG911, Missouri 4-H Literature & Merchandise Order Form (PDF)

or
Order curriculum online

* order from 4-Hmall

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Resources using the LEGO® Mindstorms® NXT system

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