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Dairy
(including bucket calf)
Dogs
Electricity
Energy
Entomology
(including bee keeping)
Entrepreneurship
Environmental sciences
Exploring 4-H
Filmmaking
Financial champions
Foods/nutrition
Forestry
Geology
Geospatial
Global education
Goats


Dairy

State specialist: Ben Gallup

Ice cream, cheese, and milk are a few of the great products that dairy cows produce.  The dairy project is a fun way to learn about the management and care of dairy cattle and the many career opportunities in the dairy industry.  Activities in this project will help you gain knowledge in learning proper feeding, health, selection, and marketing all within this project.  You will also learn about the many dairy products and various uses of cow's milk.

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

or
Order curriculum online

Image: Dairy unit 1 curriculum Y1310Image: Dairy unit 2 curriculum Y1320Image: Dairy unit 3 curriculum Y1330image: Dairy Helper's guide LG1300

Bucket calf

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Dogs

State specialist: Ben Gallup

Who can resist those big brown eyes or that tail wagging to see you? If one of your best friends is a dog, then you will enjoy this project.  Together you and your dog learn about dog obedience, grooming and nutritional aspects that will help your dog live a long and happy life.  In the advanced levels you will learn how to teach your dog to retrieve, jump hurdles, drop on recall, broad jump and participate in showmanship contests. This is a fun way to spend time with your dog.

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

or
Order curriculum online

Image: Dog unit 1 curriculum Y1710Image: Dog unit 2 curriculum Y1720Image: Dog unit 3 curriculum Y1730Image: Dog Helpers Guide Y1740

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Electricity

State specialist: Ben Gallup

Demystify the “magic” of electric circuits, magnetism, motors and electronics. From building burglar alarms, learning how to select really good stereo and other consumer items. This project offers several opportunities for hands-on experiences and knowledge you will use in the future. You will experience technology first hand while learning communication and decision-making skills.

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

or
Order curriculum online

Image: Electricity unit 1 curriculum Y8310Image: Electricity unit 2 curriculum Y8320Image: Electricity unit 3 curriculum Y8330Image: Electricity unit 4 curriculum Y8340

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Energy

 

State specialist: Bill Pabst

Whether it’s your community, home, family car, or your iPod; energy makes things happen. You will likely experience dramatic changes related to energy during your lifetime. So, understanding the fundamental concepts of energy is important. You will gain knowledge and skills to understand energy development and use, and the impact on economics and the environment which could lead to future careers. 4-H is developing projects to help youth understand the science and technology of energy and energy transformations.

Power of the Wind
The Power of Wind: Energizing Our Future is designed to ignite your learning, curiosity, and leadership in renewable energy. You will explore the wind energy resources in your state and local communities, using hands-on learning to gain a deeper understanding of the science, engineering and technology behind wind energy production. You will be challenged to create service learning opportunities that help others in your community make sense of this new frontier.

Project materials

 Curriculum: Power of the Wind   Curriculum: Power of the Wind Leader's Guide

* Order from 4-H mall

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Entomology

State specialist: Ben Gallup

Explore the amazing world of insects and their arthropod relatives. Learn exciting new things about insects and their life cycle. Collect insects and construct an entomology box so that others can learn about insects as well. This project is filled with many hands on activities that you will enjoy and want to share with others.

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

or
Order curriculum online

Y9201 Entomology ResourceSupplemental project material

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Entrepreneurship

State specialist: Steve Henness

You can do what you love and love what you do by starting your own business as an Entrepreneur! Whether you are interested in starting your own business, or simply wanting to explore what Entrepreneurism is all about, this project will help you get started. Additionally, the Entrepreneurship project works great alongside other 4-H projects you may already be doing such as: crafts, photography, baby-sitting, gardening, woodworking, or raising and selling animals.

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

or
Order curriculum online

"Be the E" entrepreneurship (grades 5-8)

Image: Entrepreneurship Curriculum Y4410Image: Entrepreneurship Leaders Curriculum LG4410

Business start up guides

Entrepreneurship investigation (ESI) (grades 7-12)

Curriculum -ESI: Unit 1  Curriculum -ESI: Unit 2  Curriculum -ESI: Unit 3 

* Order from ESI: EntrepreneurShip Investigation

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Environmental sciences

State specialist: Gerry Snapp

Do you enjoy being outside and the challenge and excitement of exploring the ecology, science and technology of the environment.  The opportunity to learn connections among living things and how plants and animals are affected is available through many hands on and fun activities.

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

or
Order curriculum online

Image: Environmental Science unit 1 curriculum Y9130Image: Environmental Science unit 2 curriculum Y9140Image: Environmental Science unit 3 curriculum Y9150

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Exploring 4-H

State specialist: Alison Copeland

Join in on the treasure hunt of the joys of 4-H by discovering your interests, potential 4-H projects and finding out more about where you live.  For first year members only in grades 2-4.

Note: Exploring 4-H does not include exhibition of project animals. To show/exhibit animals, members should enroll in the appropriate animal project.

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

or
Order curriculum online

Image: Exploring 4-H curriculum member's guide Y2610Image: Exploring 4-H Helper's guide LG2610

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Filmmaking

State specialist: Bradd Anderson

It has never been easier to make your own film! Sharing your creativity with the world can be fun, but doing so with solid filmmking skills is even better. This project helps develop important life skills in communication through filmmaking, including self-expression, decision-making, problem-solving, critical thinking and empathy. Learn at your own pace through a series of video modules from National 4-H, then take advantage of special in-state filmmaking opportunities as they become available. Learn the skills to express your vision at the highest level!

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Financial champions

State specialist: Alison Copeland

Do I really need this new text messaging plan? Can I afford it? Do I only want it because I saw this ad? In this project learn about needs, wants, money personalities and values, goal-setting, communication and ways to save money. You will also learn the benefits and drawbacks of credit, advertising influences, consumer decision-making and how to select financial services. Learning more about money can help you understand how to plan for things you want to purchase.

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

or
Order curriculum online

Image: Financial Champions unit 1 curriculum Y4210Image: Financial Champions unit 2 curriculum Y4220Image: Financial Champions Helper's guide LG4200

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Foods/nutrition/preservation

State specialist: Alison Copeland

Do you enjoy cooking or just like good food, this project could be for you. You will have fun learning the basics of cooking, and then advance to gourmet and international meals. Learning the heritage of many foods as well as consumer buying skills to get the most from your money are also opportunities for you in this project area.

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

or
Order curriculum online

Image: Foods Curriculum A Y5510image: Foods Curriculum B Y5520image: Foods Curriculum C Y5530image: Foods Curriculum D Y5540

International foods

image: International Foods members guide Y5570 image: International Foods Leaders Guide LG5570image: International Foods Member Curriculum unit 2 Y5580

Microwave magic

Microwave Magic Project Level Guidelines & Exhibit Ideas (PDF)

image: Microwave Magic curriculum A Y5610image: Microwave Magic curriculum B Y5620image: Microwave Magic curriculum C Y5630image: Microwave Magic curriculum D Y5640

Food preservation

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Forestry

State specialist: Gerry Snapp

Discover the beauty of the Ozark deciduous forest, the whispering pines of the Mark Twain National Forest or an ancient Bald Cypress of the southeast Missouri lowland.  Smell the leaves and the freshness of birch, oak and pine. The forests are heavens for beauty of trees, flowers, and living things.  Learn how to identify trees, manage woodlands for pleasure or profit, understand wood products, and how to preserve the forests for the future generations to enjoy.

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

or
Order curriculum online

image: Forestry Helper's guide LG9300image: Forestry unit 1 curriculum Y9310image: Forestry unit 2 curriculum Y9320image: Forestry unit 3 curriculum Y9330

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Geology

State specialist: Gerry Snapp

Karst, semi-precious gems, Ozarkite, state mineral, the Viburnum Trend, a rock collection, caves, volcanoes, Elephant Rocks, lapiddary...are just some of the topics that you might pursue in your geology project.  Geology is the study of the earth.  Much of our knowledge about the earth comes from the rocks, minerals and fossils that surround us. Explore the earth - in your backyard, a creek bed, a road cut, anywhere.  Take field trips, collect specimens, develop your collection an exhibit a the fair. Learn the basics and pursue special interests!

Project materials
image: Exploring Geology curriculum Y9410

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Geospatial

State specialist: Shannon White

Exploring Spaces, Going Places explores the world of geospatial science and goes where no 4-H project has ever gone before! Accessed entirely on one CD, the three youth levels and group guide are valuable resources to anyone interested in geospatial technology, geographic education, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS).

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

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Order curriculum onlineImage: Geospatial curriculum LG9910

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Global Education

Program coordinator: Joyce Taylor

Do you ever wonder what kids from other cultures do for fun? What do they eat? What language do they speak? In this project you will have the opportunity to learn about other cultures, similarities and differences among families around the world.

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

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image: Global Education curriculum LG2210Order curriculum online

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Goats

State specialist: Ben Gallup

Learn about goat breeds, management, grooming and showmanship.  Along the way, find out why their offspring are named "kids".

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

or
Order curriculum online

Dariy goat

image: Dairy Goat unit 1 curriculum Y1360image: Dairy Goat unit 2 curriculum Y1370image: Dairy Goat unit 3 curriculum Y1380

Meat goat

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