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MISSOURI 4-H’ERS IN ACTION University of Missouri 4-H Center for Youth Development and Missouri 4-H Foundation

4-H prepares youth for the 21st century workplace! Young people today must be prepared to live in a world we cannot completely envision — for jobs that do not yet exist, using technologies that have not yet been invented and solving problems that have yet to be identified. Rapid changes in technology Ina Metzger Linville have increased the demand for trained scientists, engineers and a broader Program Director understanding of technology and science by all citizens. 4-H is the only 4-H Center for Youth Development youth development program with direct access to technological advances in agriculture, life sciences, engineering, learning technologies and social sciences from our university system. This brings relevant science content and the know-how to help kids thrive. The MU Extension 4-H program reaches one in every five young people, ages 5 to 18. In fact, 4-H is the only youth organization with a presence in every county in the state and nation. In Missouri, our outreach is possible due to strong partnerships between the MU Extension campus and regional 4-H youth development specialists, 4-H program assistants and associates, University of Missouri and Lincoln University faculty, donors, volunteers, parents and young people. Our private sector partner, the Missouri 4-H Foundation, is invaluable in helping MU Extension provide the breadth and quality of 4-H opportunities it does. Foundation trustees are tireless advocates and fundraisers for our program. I want to thank those donors and trustees for investing in Missouri’s youth. 4-H delivers on our promise to prepare young people for the 21st century workplace! The results are documented in a decade-long study by faculty at Tufts University reporting that “Kids in 4-H far outperform their non-4-H peers” in developing the skills, leadership and interest in science careers that will propel our nation’s future. In 2015, a total of 8,735 4-H’ers from 107 counties and the City of St. Louis engaged with faculty and staff of MU through events, contests and conferences. Missouri 4-H is inspired to do more! For the next five years, our focus is to kindle the interests of more youth and to foster aspirations to hone those interests into careers related to sciences (including ag bio-science), engineering and technology because they spend more time engaging in science programming. We need your help! Essential in this effort are our volunteers. More than 8,000 volunteers are screened and trained. This commitment of our volunteers will continue to create environments that prepare young people to step up and lead in the 21st century work force. We need your continued and expanded investment in the future of our youth! Together, dedicated faculty, committed volunteers and spirited 4-H’ers will continue to learn and grow to help our youth and communities thrive. Please join us in growing the young people who will step up and lead in the 21st century workplace!



MISSOURI 4-H is... A community of 268,989 young people from across Missouri, learning leadership, citizenship and life skills.

Cities 50,000+

Suburbs 50,000+




One out of every five Missourians between the ages of 5 and 18 participated in a MU Extension 4-H program in 2015.

23,321 club participants 4-H clubs offer long-term educational experiences where members learn life skills such as decision-making, public speaking and working with others. Members learn by doing under the guidance of adult volunteers who teach projects ranging from aerospace and arts, to veterinary science and sport fishing. Clubs also involve children and teens in community service, camping and educational trips.

4-H members are supported by 10,640 youth and adult volunteers.

4-H has no geographic boundaries. While it has its beginnings in rural America, 4-H projects and activities today appeal to all young people.

Towns smaller than 10,000 and rural

Cities/towns 10,000-50,000



216,941* special interest program participants

30,090* school program participants

4-H special interest programs include conferences, distance learning programs, day camps and other educational activities such as schoolage care. They often reach youth with special needs, such as those living in group homes or youth who are physically or mentally challenged.

4-H school enrichment programs are short-term educational experiences that supplement learning in the classroom. Most are led by teachers or 4-H volunteers. *Duplicates not removed

Top 3 project areas for 2015 enrollment year:

Time valued at $45.33 M. Volunteers contribute 200 hours per year to Missouri 4-H. Based on data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics that a volunteer’s time is worth $21.30 per hour, the contribution of our volunteers was worth more than $45.33 million in 2015!


Citizenship, Leadership, Communications and Character



Food, Health and Fitness

Science, Engineering and Technology


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Taylor Orton, Ally Parks, Nichole Gann and Jaime Vaughan proudly display the Missouri state flag during the opening ceremonies of the 2015 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships. Photo by Brad Mellema.


Missouri 4-H shooters win national championship


issouri 4-H shooting sports teams won top honors at the 2015 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships in Grand Island, Neb. More than 500 of the nation’s most skilled 4-H members from 34 states competed. Building on a long tradition of excellence, University of Missouri Extension 4-H members represented their state well when they returned with the Tom Davison championship trophy for the top overall result by a state program. This is the second time in the event’s 13-year history that Missouri has unseated reigning champs Texas 4-H. “The team members and coaches were very excited to bring home the trophy. It’s something tangible that represents the hard work and long hours they spent preparing for this competition,” said Gerry Snapp, 4-H youth development specialist. Missouri took a full complement of teams — nine teams of four youths each and a volunteer


coach for each team. “But they brought home much more than a championship trophy,” Snapp said. “Nearly every 4-H member speaks of the experience as a highlight of their 4-H career. They made new friends, set personal goals and developed life skills that will help prepare them for future challenges and opportunities.” Over the three days of competition, teams and individuals competed in three events within their shooting discipline, learning lessons in leadership, safety and self-discipline. Members were recognized in each daily event, as well as for their overall effort in all three events. Missouri teams placed in the top five in eight of the nine disciplines: air rifle, compound archery, recurve archery, hunting skills, muzzleloading, shotgun, smallbore pistol and smallbore rifle. Overall, Missouri teams took first place in hunting skills and recurve archery. The hunting skills team of Stewart McCollum, Sydney Orton, 2015 ANNUAL REPORT

Anthony McCollum and Allyson Parks swept their discipline, ranking first, second, third and fourth, respectively. Tad Terrell brought home a first place finish overall in recurve archery. Shooting sports is among the largest projects in the University of Missouri Extension’s 4-H program, Snapp said. It is one of the fastestgrowing programs nationally and is one of the largest shooting education programs in the United States. Generous support for the Missouri 4-H Shooting Sports national team was provided by the

National Rifle Association Foundation, Brenda and Larry Potterfield, the Big Game Hunters Foundation of St. Louis, Starline Brass, Sierra Bullets, Prairie Grove Shotgun Club, and the Missouri Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, in partnership with the Missouri 4-H Foundation. Competition participants included 4-H youths from the following counties: Boone, Cass, Clinton, Cole, Gasconade, Greene, Grundy, Harrison, Jasper, Lafayette, Linn, Macon, Marion, Polk, Pulaski, Saline, St. Charles, Texas and Warren.

LEADERSHIP Franklin County 4-H’er elected state president


aura Bardot, a 12-year member of the Rockford Rebels 4-H Club in Franklin County, was elected president of the Missouri 4-H State Council. The new slate of officers and representatives were announced during the 70th annual State 4-H Congress in Columbia, Mo. Bardot, who hails from

Lonedell, Mo., also serves as vice president of Mizzou Collegiate 4-H. Other officers include, Greg Vangunda of Newton County, vice president; Anna Roth of Perry County, secretary; Jensen Mayes of Clinton County, treasurer; Russell Mitchell of Monroe County, Missouri 4-H Foundation trustee; Alex

Engeman of Henry County, state extension council liaison; Jennifer Mosbrucker of Vernon County, county youth liaison coordinator; and Jacob Boeglin of Newton County Kids Helping Kids coordinator. The Missouri State 4-H Council is generously supported by Missouri 4-H Foundation trustee Mary Davis.

About Mizzou Collegiate 4-H Mizzou Collegiate 4-H offers University of Missouri students an opportunity to continue or begin involvement with Missouri 4-H through club events, workshops, officer training and motivational training. It is open to anyone on campus, along with members at-large from across the state. Mizzou Collegiate 4-H allows members to expand their leadership horizons while giving back to Missouri’s youth. Members travel to counties throughout the state offering workshops that focus on leadership development and training for newly elected club officers. For more information about Mizzou Collegiate 4-H or to inquire about hosting an officer training session, visit



4-H Youth Futures alums Daniela Hoyos (left) and Angela Marulanda speaking about the program at an event in St. Louis, Mo.


Missouri 4-H awarded $650,000 USDA grant to expand 4-H Youth Futures


he University of Missouri Extension 4-H Center for Youth Development has received a $650,000, five-year grant from the USDA/ National Institute of Food and Agriculture/ Children Youth and Families at Risk (CYFAR) to adapt and expand the 4-H Youth Futures: College Within Reach program in two Missouri communities, Ferguson and Jefferson County. “These communities are facing critical needs that require immediate and sustained action,” said Donna Garcia, Youth Futures College Access state specialist and co-principle investigator on the project. “This grant will allow the 4-H Youth Futures program to help very vulnerable youth transition from high-school to college or a career by providing educational support, social services and meaningful leadership opportunities.” Both communities have already begun pilot 4-H Youth Futures programs with intent to grow, added Garcia.


The 4-H Youth Futures program was established in 2002 by the University of Missouri 4-H Center for Youth Development and Lincoln University Cooperative Extension. It was designed to help first-generation college students and minorities attend and graduate from college through an extensive program that includes ongoing mentoring, college orientation and parent engagement. Since 2002, 390 youths have completed the program and 63 percent (249) have graduated or are currently attending college. Currently, 4-H Youth Futures serves more than 1,500 high-school aged youths throughout Missouri. The CYFAR grant will help enhance the program to include conflict management and relationship-building skills, Mental Health First Aid training for staff and volunteers, and customized college orientation programs. Eventually, the program model will be expanded and shared with national Extension partners. 2015 ANNUAL REPORT

Alumni spotlight: Julian Sanders


ulian Sanders knows from personal experience the importance of positive youth-adult partnerships, and credits the 4-H Youth Futures program with helping him achieve academic success. “I truly appreciate the opportunity that 4-H Youth Futures has alloted me,” said Sanders, who enrolled in the program during his sophomore year of high school. “That exposure early on was essential to my college selection process.”

enrollment procedures and financial aid, and attend workshops designed to help him succeed in college and his career. “I was very fortunate to be able to experience the fullness of the 4-H Youth Futures program,” Sanders added. In addition to his regular coursework, Sanders was the second African American male to serve as an Arrow newspaper editor. He also serves as vice president of the National Association of


Sanders, a St. Louis County native, studied political science and pre-law at Southeast Missouri State University, and minored in mass communications. As a 4-H Youth Futures participant, Sanders benefited from the extensive ongoing mentoring and on-campus college orientation conferences. He was able to become familiar with college life, learn about college

Black Journalists, and is a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa Honors Circle; the Ronald E. McNair Scholars; the Diversity Peer Educators; and the Black Student Union. He is very passionate about the progression of diversity as well as the need for students to feel academically and socially connected to their university. Sanders has received several honors and scholarships throughout his college career, including the George Washington Carver Award of Excellence (Missouri Governor’s Award) and the Certificate of Congressional Recognition from Congressman Lacy Clay. Southeast Missouri State University also honored him with the Missouri Leadership Award; the Michael David Journalism Scholastic Award; the Educational Access Program Merit Scholarship; and recognized him as a Man of the Year Top Five Finalist. Sanders graduated Magna Cum Laude in December of 2015. He plans to pursue a law degree at the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University or the University of Missouri in Kansas City.



Layton Stronger and Wooly were winners at the Missouri State Fair. Photo courtesy of Mindy Ward, Missouri Ruralist.


4-H helps Layton Stronger and his sheep steal the show


ayton Stronger and his sheep, Wooly and Roo, quietly stole the 4-H sheep show at the 2015 Missouri State Fair. Nine-year-old Stronger, a member of the Panther 4-H Club in Sullivan County, has cerebral palsy, and leads his sheep with a metal device built by his grandfather, Terry Wynne, which attaches to his wheelchair. He is among a growing number of 4-H’ers with disabilities. University of Missouri Extension 4-H youth specialist Patty Fisher says 4-H is a perfect fit for youth with disabilities. Missouri 4-H members with Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, dwarfism and other disabilities become empowered through learning life skills and making friendships. Although 4-H maintains its roots in agriculture and home economics, new projects such as robotics, archery and entomology draw audiences with diverse interests. Fisher says the entire 4-H community grows when a child with a disability joins 4-H, especially


in rural areas where resources may be more limited. Children with disabilities, and their parents, may face isolation in rural areas. 4-H offers them a way to interact and network with other families with similar interests. Stronger added ribbons from the state fair to his collection from county fairs. But it’s about more than just ribbons. He enjoys visiting with others and learning how to interact. Before exiting the show ring, he rode his wheelchair over to shake hands with the fair judge and thank him for his time and comments. Cerebral palsy affects Stronger’s legs, left arm and trunk muscles. He uses a walker and leg braces and sometimes uses an electric wheelchair, but this hasn’t stopped him from participating in Special Olympics, basketball, track and horseback riding, in addition to showing his sheep. Stronger has nearly 6,000 followers on his Facebook page, The Life of Layton. You can follow his adventures at 2015 ANNUAL REPORT

2015 4-H Equine Career and Horse Industry Tour


ifty enthusiastic Missouri 4-H teens embarked on a five-state tour of the equine industry during the ninth annual 4-H Equine Career and Horse Industry Tour in late May, 2015. The famous author Mary Webb once quipped, “Saddle your dreams before you

over the island. The equine tour began in 2006 as a way to help 4-H members interested in horses learn more about the equine world. Over the past nine years, it has helped more than 500 young people make informed educational decisions regarding their future careers, stressing

Extension 4-H youth specialist. “It shows them what is possible and ways they can turn their passion into a career.” In 2016, the 10th annual Missouri 4-H Equine Tour will travel to the horse capitol of the world, Lexington, Ky. Participants will visit the Keeneland track, the Kentucky

CONFIDENCE ride ‘em,” which perfectly summarizes the focus of this incredible opportunity for youth hoping to couple their equine passion with a career. Tour participants gained insight into the equine programs at the University of Missouri, Stephens College, William Woods University and Michigan State University. In Illinois, 4-H members learned about harness racing and the Standardbred horses. While traveling to St. Joseph Island in Ontario, Canada, the tour group helped usher in the 100th anniversary of Ontario 4-H. Traveling by ferry to the renowned non-motorized Mackinaw Island was a true highlight for 4-H youth who enjoyed sightseeing in horsedrawn carriages and cycling all

The 2015 Equine Tour group at the Mackinaw Bridge in Michigan.

the importance of an education coupled with a strong work ethic, solid business skills and good people skills. “The tour gives members a practical and realistic view of the horse industry,” said Debbie Davis, University of Missouri


Horse Park and explore opportunities at several world renowned equine medical and research facilities. The Missouri 4-H Equine Tour is generously supported by the MFA Foundation. 9

Students at Humbolt Elementary School are learning from Lafayette High School teen mentors during a 4-H Tech Wizards meeting. Photo Credit: Joe Kleine.


4-H Mentoring Program reaches families in unique settings


-H is the nation’s largest youth mentoring organization empowering more than six million young people in the U.S. For many, the 4-H National Mentoring Program (4-H NMP) is an avenue for future success. Since 2010, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention has supported the implementation of two 4-H National Mentoring Programs in Missouri: 4-H Tech Wizards and 4-H Living Interactive Family Education (4-H LIFE). Both are National 4-H Programs of Distinction. The 4-H LIFE program was established by Missouri 4-H in 2000 to address the needs of children with incarcerated parents, and is being replicated in five other states. In 2015, two new communities in Missouri began their 4-H NMP journey: the Cass County 4-H LIFE Second Chance Clovers and the Buchanan County 4-H Tech Wizards in the


St. Joseph School District. Second Chance Clovers, Cass County 4-H LIFE Program The 4-H LIFE Second Chance Clovers was formed as a pilot program by Cass County MU Extension in order to provide better support for 4-H youth and their caregivers who have participated in the Cass County Drug Court and Recovery System. They needed an innovative approach to serving this vulnerable audience, and determined that the 4-H LIFE model would be a good fit. Brittany Nieder, Cass County 4-H youth educator, met with 4-H LIFE staff and key stakeholders — including Cass County Psychological Services, the Cass County Justice System, and Cass County Probation and Parole — to adapt the 4-H LIFE 2015 ANNUAL REPORT

model for this group. On May 1, 2014, the Second Chance Clovers held their first meeting with 12 youths ranging in age from 6 to 16. Their first project was a community garden. Since their initial meeting, the Second Chance Clovers have expanded their projects to include cake decorating, photography, food preservation, public speaking, and arts and crafts. Members have also exhibited their projects at county and state fairs. In addition to their project work, club members, along with volunteers from the Cass County Drug Court and local law enforcement, have adopted a highway. Four times per year, they participate in a joint community service effort to

Technology, Engineering and Math) through project-based learning for underserved youth. Every week, the Humbolt Elementary students meet with 12 teen mentors from Lafayette High School to learn about science and technology in a safe and supportive space. Each meeting begins with a snack and 15 minutes of free time. This is followed by 45 minutes of guided group activity. Recently, they’ve been working on teamwork and communication. One exercise involves drawing a picture while blindfolded and listening to instructions on what to draw. Another involves constructing a sentence with each student writing one word and passing the pencil on to the next

COMMUNITIES clean litter from the roadway. In 2015, the Second Chance Clovers became part of the 4-H NMP as a Missouri 4-H LIFE replication site. “The impact of what we are doing here is absolutely amazing,” said Brittany Neider. “The way this group can come together in the midst of tragedy is truly humbling and inspiring.” In 2015, the Cass County 4-H LIFE Second Chance Clovers served 16 youths and 30 adults. 4-H Tech Wizards improves student attendance in St. Joseph Twenty-three students at Humbolt Elementary School, located in the urban center of St. Joseph, are learning about science and technology and building life skills through a program called 4-H Tech Wizards. This after school youth mentoring program, developed by Oregon State University Cooperative Extension Service, helps spark interest and develop skills in STEM fields (Science,

person on their team. The students are then given 45 minutes of computer work, where they may learn about website development, video and podcast production, GIS and GPS technologies, and Lego Robotics — all part of the 4-H Tech Wizards curriculum. The last 15 minutes of the day is used for reflection. Students are asked to write about what they learned and liked about the projects and activities on that day. “I think that the 4-H Tech Wizards program helps build self esteem,” said Jaimee Lawrence, principal of Humbolt Elementary School. “They get to participate in something they enjoy in a risk-free environment. Our attendance rate has gone up 7.1 percent over the last year and I cannot help but think this program is one of the many things that play into that figure.” The Missouri 4-H Robotics Program is generously supported by the MFA Foundation in partnership with the Missouri 4-H Foundation.



Honorary Chair Governor Jay Nixon

Chair Marla J. Tobin, MD

Trustees Lynn K. Ballew Kelli Jo Buettner Morris Burger

Dear 4-H friends, In 2015, the Missouri 4-H Foundation said goodbye to longtime foundation trustees Nelson Trickey and Butch Whittler. Nelson served on the foundation board from 1984 until his death in February 2015. Butch served on the board from 2004 until his death in August 2015. Nelson and Butch gave their hearts and souls to the betterment of 4-H, and greatly valued the organization for the significant role it played in their lives and in the lives of others. Each of them excelled as 4-H members, and later in life as volunteers. We are grateful to have had Nelson and Butch on our team and as our friends, and they will be missed.

Bill Copeland Mary C. Davis Mark Goth Thomas Henderson, PhD Robert E. “Bud” Hertzog, DVM Joan Hickman Robert G. Idel Patricia S. Koenigsfeld Ina Linville, PhD Dale R. Ludwig Brock M. Lutz Don Nikodim Diane Olson John Raines Linda Scorse, DVM Vida Stanard George E. Thomas Leroy Van Dyke Mindy Ward

Executive Director Cheryl Reams

The Missouri 4-H Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is the private resource partner of the MU Extension 4-H Center for Youth Development, and is governed

We are always thrilled to reconnect with Missouri 4-H alumni, and to hear their 4-H stories. Lori Whitlow, of Dallas, Texas, recently shared with us how 4-H touched her life as a youth and how it continues to impact her life today. Lori’s memories and enthusiasm inspired us to share her story with you. As we look to our alumni to support the young people who participate in 4-H today, we extend gratitude to our friends like Lori who do just that. We hope Lori’s letter will inspire others to reconnect with and support Missouri 4-H, and we hope you enjoy her letter as much as we did. If you would like to share your 4-H story, please visit us at We were proud to honor Monsanto Company in September with the 2015 Nelson Trickey 4-H Bridge Builder Award. Monsanto has been a Missouri 4-H Foundation partner for more than 30 years, making possible opportunities for young people that otherwise wouldn’t exist. From the company’s financial contributions to 4-H at the local, state and national levels to the dedicated service of its volunteers, this organization has and continues to make a tremendous difference for Missouri’s young people. We are grateful for their outstanding support. The Missouri 4-H Foundation Scholarship program continues to benefit more and more young people who wish to achieve a college education. In September 2015, the foundation awarded 67 scholarships totaling more than $72,000. The cost of higher education can be prohibitive, and for many youth a scholarship can be the difference between achieving their educational goals and not. To our supporters who make this possible, we extend our deepest gratitude to you. Thank you for your generosity to change lives. As always, thanks so much to each of you for your support of Missouri 4-H through the Missouri 4-H Foundation! Please pledge your continued annual or endowed support today!

by an elected board of trustees.

Marla J. Tobin, MD Cheryl Reams Chair Executive Director 12


In memoriam

Nelson Trickey



elson G. Trickey passed away on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, at the age of 90. He was born on June 28, 1924, in Pocahontas, Mo., to Arthur and Ida Trickey and was a member of the Pocahontas 4-H Club in Cape Girardeau County. Nelson dedicated much of his life to Missouri 4-H. His passion for 4-H began in 1937 as a young 4-H member in Cape Girardeau County and eventually led to a 4-H career that spanned more than five decades. After earning his degree in agriculture in 1946, Nelson began working for the University of Missouri Extension Service in Henry County. Nelson and his wife, Lorene, were married in 1954, and from 1958 to 1984, he served as the Missouri 4-H assistant director. Following his retirement, Nelson served on the Missouri 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees for 19 years. He was both


a Missouri 4-H and a National 4-H Hall of Fame laureate. His tireless devotion to the 4-H program can be summed up in his own words, “I’d rather wear out than rust out.” In 2002, the Missouri 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees established the Nelson Trickey 4-H Bridge Builder Award in honor of Nelson’s efforts to build bridges that create positive connections for Missouri 4-H’ers and their communities. Nelson’s kind demeanor affected everyone he met, and for that, he will be greatly missed.

Irvin “Butch” Whittler



rvin Francis Brown, Jr. Whittler passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, at the age of 62. Irvin, affectionately known as Butch, was born in Philadelphia, Pa. to Irvin Francis Brown, Sr. and Elizabeth Mae Bass. He was a graduate

of Hickman High School, a member of the S. S. Warren 4-H Club in Boone County, Mo., and he became the first black State 4-H Council president. Butch met his wife, Kay, while attending Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Mo., where he received his bachelor and master degrees. He began his teaching career in the Boston, Mass. School District. In 1987, he returned to Columbia, Mo., where he taught at West Junior High School for 18 years. Upon retirement, he began working as the Northeast Region Field Service Coordinator for the Missouri State Teachers’ Association. Butch dedicated most of his life to advocating for Missouri’s teachers and the children they serve. In addition to serving on the Missouri 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees for 11 years, he served on the executive boards of several nonprofit organizations and was an elder and minister at The Latter House Kingdom Ministries. He also worked as a funeral director for H. T. May and Son Funeral Homes. We will always remember Butch for his kind smile and welcoming demeanor. He was an incredible friend and advocate for Missouri 4-H and cared deeply about the young people of Missouri. 13

Gifts made between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015 Individual donors are followed by corporate donors in alphabetical order. Names in bold denote sustaining and three-year contributions by Clover Club members. Emerald Clover: $25,000+ Missouri Department of Conservation NRA Foundation, Inc.

Diamond Clover: $10,000–$24,999 Lorene Trickey DuPont Pioneer FCS Financial MFA Foundation MidwayUSA/Brenda and Larry Potterfield Monsanto Company National 4-H Council Orscheln Industries Foundation Starline Brass, Inc. States’ 4-H International Exchange Programs

Sapphire Clover: $5,000–$9,999 C. O. and Katy Balentine Mary Davis James P. Tobin and Virginia Heagney Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives Big Game Hunters Foundation Clifford Willard Gaylord Foundation Jackson County 4-H Foundation Miller Family Foundation, Inc.

Ruby Clover: $2,500–$4,999 Ron Ditzfeld Konrad and Barbara Heid Brock and Nancy Lutz Dr. Marla J. Tobin Drs. L. Jo Turner and Dale Brigham Bass Pro Shops CHS Foundation Crader Distributing Company / STIHL Dealers Great American Insurance - Crop Division 14

Missouri Corn Merchandising Council Missouri Farm Bureau Federation Missouri Pork Association Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council Murphy Enterprises National Wild Turkey Federation, Inc. Sierra Bullets, LLC The University of Tennessee

Platinum Clover: $1,000–$2,499 Keith and Ruth Ann Boyer John and Eunice Campbell Mark and Mary Goth Don and Melva Henderson Kyle Kerns William Linnenbringer Michael Poehlman Cheryl and Terry Reams Pete Talboys Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc. Commerce Bank Gamble & Schlemeier, Ltd. Missouri Department of Corrections Missouri Employers Mutual Missouri Soybean Association MU Extension Southwest Regional Office Osborn Barr Warren County Extension Council

Gold Clover: $500–$999 Angela and Brian Anderson Lynn and Janet Ballew Neal and Kathy Bredehoeft Diane Cole Daniel and Cindy Downing David Fisher Jenny Flatt Richard Fordyce Ben and Renetta Gallup Dr. Nelda and Darrell Godfrey

Dr. Robert E. “Bud” and Betty Hertzog Fred and Janet Hinshaw Brandon King Douglas and Emily Kueker Drs. Mike and Ina Metzger Linville Dale and Rhonda Ludwig Sandra McLarney Mae Oehring Carl and Diane Olson Dr. Michael and Mary Ouart Gwyn Schramm Dr. Linda and Daniel Scorse Gordon Sparks George Thomas Russ Weathers ADM Crop Risk Services Ash Grove Charitable Foundation Boone Electric Cooperative Cargill Pork Central Missouri Delta Waterfowl Farmer’s Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa Joplin Regional Stockyards, Inc. Missouri Cattlemen’s Association Missouri Dairy Association Missouri Holstein Association Mountain Grove R-III School District MU College of Agriculture Food and Natural Resources One Canoe Two Padgett Family Foundation, Inc. Patek & Associates Rain and Hail, LLC Scottrade Three Rivers Electric Cooperative Unilever Foundation Employee Engagement Fund Wood & Huston Bank

Silver Clover: $100–$499 Ron and Irene Adam Andrew Anderson Jerry Andriole 2015 ANNUAL REPORT

Monsanto named 4-H Bridge Builder


onsanto Co. was honored with the Missouri 4-H Foundation Nelson Trickey 4-H Bridge Builder Award Sept. 11 in Columbia. Monsanto Co. has been a dedicated Missouri 4-H partner for more than 30 years. “At Monsanto, we recognize that making a balanced meal accessible to everyone, and doing it in a sustainable way, requires a wide range of ideas and resources,” said Mark Goth, channel brand analyst for Monsanto and Missouri 4-H Foundation trustee. “That’s why we’re dedicated to supporting the next generation of ag leaders and have proudly partnered with the Missouri 4-H Foundation for more than 30 years. We are honored to collaborate with this respected organization and to receive this prestigious award.” The Nelson Trickey 4-H Bridge Builder Award is presented to individuals or organizations for their exceptional service bridging youth and the community. Monsanto’s support for the University of Missouri Extension 4-H Center for Youth Development began in the early 1980s through the St. Louis 4-H Teen Conference, a program that provided career-exploration opportunities to St. Louis area 4-H members. Since that time, the company’s support


From right, Missouri 4-H Foundation Executive Director Cheryl Reams and Lorene Trickey, wife of the late Nelson Trickey, present the 2015 Nelson Trickey 4-H Bridge Builder award to Mark Goth, channel brand analyst for Monsanto.

for Missouri 4-H has grown to include the Youth Civic Leaders Summit, Mizzou 4-H, the State 4-H Council, the state 4-H dairy judging program and the Missouri Citizens in Action workshop. Each focuses on developing important leadership and life skills while engaging in citizenship and service-learning activities. Monsanto also provides sponsorship support for the Clover Classic Golf Tournament, an annual event that draws 4-H friends from across the state to raise funds for Missouri 4-H. At the national level, Monsanto’s support for 4-H has taken many forms over the years, including funding for 4-H Volunteer Training Forums and Salute to Excellence awards, and promotion of 4-H volunteer

recruitment initiatives. Since 2010, more than $2.3 million has been directed to individual 4-H clubs across the country through America’s Farmers Grow Communities, which provides farmers with an opportunity to support a nonprofit organization in their local community. Through this program, Missouri farmers have directed $137,500 to Missouri 4-H clubs. “Monsanto’s commitment to improving the lives of young people, farming families and their communities is evident in the work that they do,” said Cheryl Reams, Missouri 4-H Foundation executive director. “We are very grateful for the generous support Monsanto provides to Missouri 4-H youth.” 15

Reconnecting: A letter from 4-H alum Lori Doran Whitlow Dear Cheryl and Board of Trustees, When I received your letter this summer, I was flooded with

memories of my time in 4-H in Christian County, Missouri. And, I felt that I needed to share with you all that Missouri 4-H has meant to me.

Little did I know as a 10-year-old girl joining the Tomorrow

4-H Club, that I would learn to do more than sew, cook or even earn a blue (and a white) ribbon at the county fair in Ozark,


he Missouri 4-H Foundation recently reconnected with 4-H alum, Lori Doran Whitlow. In a letter she wrote to the foundation, she shares many wonderful memories of her time in 4-H. Lori, a Mizzou alum from Christian County, Mo., is a community leader and volunteer in Dallas, Texas. She has spent most of her adult life serving the nonprofit community and currently sits on the boards of the Visiting Nurse Association of Texas, the Conference on Crimes Against Women and the Mizzou Student Affairs Advisory Board. Her son is a senior at Mizzou, majoring in Political Science and Spanish. Are you a Missouri 4-H alum? Like Lori, did your 4-H experience lead you to lifelong friendships, a unique career path or help you develop a valuable skill? If so, we’d love to hear from you! To support or reconnect with us, visit


Mo., or the State Fair in Sedalia. My time in 4-H took me

around the world and back — really! In 1976, I was a member

of the Salute to America 4-H Singers — in fact, we had our

40-year reunion this past summer with many members of the

group in attendance. We sang throughout the state, country and even went to Romania — still very much behind the Iron Curtain — celebrating our country’s bicentennial. When I think about my time in 4-H, I think about all of the friends I made and how I

learned to groom and show my dog, Alex; decorate cakes; sew;

can foods; groom and show a Guernsey heifer; speak in front of

a group (and sing, too!); sell fruitcakes (and just about anything

else you can think of ); wire a lamp; use a hammer and saw; and too many other things to mention. And, little did I know that I would use those skills throughout my life and continue to do so

nearly every day. Also, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the selfless, completely dedicated parents that patiently taught me and my fellow 4-H members.

My son is now a senior at the University of Missouri,

where I too graduated. We both follow in the footsteps of

my grandfather who graduated from Mizzou in 1933 with a degree in agriculture and then became an extension agent in

southwest Missouri in the 1930s. I also followed in my mother’s 4-H footsteps, as she was a member of 4-H in Lewis County, Missouri in the late 1940s.

Best of luck with the foundation. I am a huge fan! Most sincerely,

Lori Doran Whitlow


Silver Clover: $100–$499 Adam and Rachel Augustine Joe and Betty Ballenger Linda Bast Patti Blackmore, DVM Jennifer and Richard Blair Matthew and Jennifer Boatright Shirley and Jerry Brauer Heidi Broyles Joe Burden, DVM Carol Busier Marian Campbell Dr. Anne Carman Nancy Coleman Jason Collins Bill and Alison Copeland Dr. Stacey Copeland Drs. Brady and Anne Deaton Richard and Denise Derks Larry and Linda DeShon Richard DeShon Dr. Leon Devlin John and Nancy Dillingham Larry and Ruth Douglas Pamela Downing Michael and Lori Dribin Diane Dudley Cathy Ergovich Donna Erhardt Emmett and Alice Fairfax James and Nancy Fansher Doris Fischer Brian Flatt Clark Fobian, DVM Mark Freeman Robert and Gloria Fridley Dwight Fry Dr. Norman and Vicki Garton Betty George Tammy Gillespie Robert Gourley Joanne Graham Olive Graham Susan and Allan Graves Randy and Linda Griffith Virginia Habjan Meridith Haley Kim Hall


Gale and Joyce Hankins Roger and Janie Ausburn Harmon Fay Hartley-Martz and Family Alice Havard Karen Hawkins Dana and Clay Haynes Leslie Hedrick Steven Henness Jerry Hertzog Joan Hickman Keith Hinkle Gene Hollenbeck Don and Lavon Hollingsworth Lyle Houts Charles and Mary Hunt Lee Ann Hutson Robert and Pamela Idel Vicki Jaynes Sidney and Jeannie Johnson Keith and Sharon Julian David Kampschmidt Al and Linda Kennett Christine Kisor-Leong Michael and Patricia Kleinman Lloyd Knox Mark and Patricia Koenigsfeld Kevin and Carol Langford Fred Lower Donald and Barbara Lucietta Lorraine Luebbering Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Maddox Vicki Maples Julia Marsh Christine Martin, DVM Janice Martinette Robert McCain Mary McClure Kevin McMahon Robert McNary Eugene Miekley, DVM Max and Anne Miller Michael and Sandra Monson Stephen Morfeld Dale and June Morgan Don and Kathy Nicholson Don Nikodim Charnette Norton Cynthia O’Bryan Bill and Maryann Pabst

Audrey Page Dr. Dawn Parsons-Starke and Dr. William Starke Robert A. Pierce, II David and Sallie Potter John and Buffy Raines Charlotte Rathert Bud and Cathy Reber Mary Roth Meg Sage John and Jeannie Saunders Melissa Scheer Jack and Roberta Schibi Frank Schmidt Keith and Sandra Schnarre Carolyn Schomaker Janice Schuerman Carmen Schulze Laura Scobee Phil and LuRae Shreves R. David Slade Emily Smith Gerald and Kris Snapp Vida and John Stanard Connie Stirling Ruth and Richard Stone Marjorie Swan Shelia Taylor, DVM Steve Taylor James Tevis Marjorie Thompson Sheldon Toepke Dr. Ruth and Marvin Tofle Norma Jean Townley Linda Trickey Edwin and Lois Ann Turner James Turner Fred Vahle Matthew Volkmann Franklin F. Wallis, Jr. Dennis Weaver, DVM Phillip and Mary Weedin Jason West Kent F. Willett, DDS Chris Willow and Jody Schomaker Vincil Wilt, DVM Bill Wolff, DVM Judith Wyeth M. Jeff Yach 17

Silver Clover: $100–$499 Carol Zagar Lauren Zeliff A. L. Gustin Golf Course AgriMissouri Ameren Angel Lane Designs Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company Bank of New Madrid BASF Corporation Bosworth Fireballs 4-H Club Broadway Brewery Busch’s Florist Callaway Electric Cooperative Cape County 4-H Council Carson & Coil Cass County 4-H Council Central Crop Insurance Services, Inc. Citizens Bank of Eldon & Versailles Citizens Farmers Bank of Cole Camp Community State Bank of Bowling Green Cotton Producers of Missouri Country Care Clinic Courtyard by Marriott DTN / The Progressive Farmer Dusters 4-H Club Edward Jones Enginuity Worldwide Exchange Bank F & C Bank F & H Food Equipment Company Farmers Bank of Green City Farmers State Bank FCS Life Express First State Bancshares, Inc. Greg Hall Hartsburg Sharp Shooters 4-H Club Harvester 4-H Heimer & Associates, Inc. Henderson Implement & Outdoor Power Co. Howard County Veterinary Service, PC Jones Brothers Livestock Auction Kansas City Veterinary Care, LLC Kearney Trust Company Laclede Electric Cooperative


Landmark Bank Les Bourgeois Vineyards Macon County 4-H Council Macon Electric Cooperative Martin & Grayson, LLC Mid America Bank Mid-Missouri Energy, Inc. Midwest Dairy Association Missouri Ag Services, Inc. Missouri Association of Meat Processors Missouri Beef Industry Council, Inc. Missouri Corn Growers Association Missouri Department of Agriculture Missouri Ducks Unlimited Missouri Geographic Alliance Missouri Guernsey Association Missouri State Employees Charitable Campaign: Jennifer Dooley Brian Munzlinger Jeffrey Patridge Patricia Thomas Missouri Union Presbytery Missouri Wine and Grape Board N. W. Electric Power Cooperative New-Mac Electric Cooperative, Inc. Noah’s Ark Veterinary Service, PC Optimist Club of Clayton Ozark Electric Cooperative Ozark Mountain Popcorn, LLC Pettis County 4-H Council Pheasants Forever, Inc. Platte Valley Bank Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative, Inc. Polsinelli Powder Horn Guns & Sporting Goods Rabo AgriFinance Regional Missouri Bank Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Schnucks Snow Creek Apparel, Inc. St. Charles County Extension Council St. Louis County Extension Council Sydenstricker Implement Company Tilsit 4-H Club United Security Bank University Concert Series Veterinary Center of Liberty

Veterinary Clinic of the Mineral Area Webster Electric Cooperative

Bronze Clover: $1–$99 Coy and Martha Again Joan Anderson Melissa Applegate Benny Avis Linda Bartkoski Leonard and Grace Bartz Donald and Joan Bay Christie Beal Mary Ann Behr Donald and Finian Boesch Donnie and Barbara Bolan Kathy Bondy Theresa Bowen Phyllis and John Bracey James and Judy Brackenridge Margaret Bray Robert Bremmer Sharon Brightfield Anna Brinkhoff Mickey Briscoe Ronald Brown, DVM Thomas and Mildred Brown Allen Brush Dr. G. W. Buckaloo, Jr. Lorrene Buckley Kelli Jo Buettner Morris and Dolores Burger Gerald Bussen Mark Cadle Matt Carothers Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Carter Dr. William and Barbara Casady Sean Chapman Robert Childers Peggy Coday Benjamin Coleman Daniel and Debra Comegys Patricia Cook Robert and Jane Cooper Dale and Joan Cox Karen and Dale Craighead David Current Kathy Curtis Ann Davis


Missouri 4-H Foundation awards 67 scholarships


hanks to the generous contributions of our 4-H donors, the Missouri 4-H Foundation awarded 67 scholarships totaling $72,050 to 4-H members from across the state during the foundation's 2015 Scholarship and Awards Banquet Sept. 11 in Columbia. College scholarships through the Missouri 4-H Foundation are now available! Scholarship awards range from $500 to $2,500 and applications are due with a postmark date of April 1 to the state 4-H office. For more information, visit 4-H Day with the Cardinals Scholarship Mackenzie Cullifer Samantha Even Madelaine Giebler Alexandrea Hamlin Lynsey Rector Mary Ann Schlueter Aleta Crawford 4-H Scholarship Michaela Martin Alexandra Maybri Anderson 4-H Equine Scholarship Alexandra Stichnote B. W. Harrison Memorial 4-H Scholarship Morgan Bangert Kayla Uhles Billy Joe West Memorial 4-H Scholarship Charles Ebbesmeyer C. O. and Katy Balentine 4-H Scholarship Jacyln Crawford Sydney Hoffman Cecil and Bina Davis 4-H Scholarship Alexander Jones Charles and Marilyn Rosenkrans 4-H Scholarship Brett Mason Dennis E. Gallup 4-H Memorial Scholarship David Bippes Jamielee Buenemann Alysa Lyle Shaylen Martin Russell Mitchell Jesse Shilling Don and Melva Henderson 4-H Scholarship Cooper Sadowsky Donald W. Bailey Memorial 4-H Scholarship Walter Schaefer E. C. Adams Memorial 4-H Scholarship Spencer Crumbaugh Edna and James Burch Memorial 4-H Scholarship John Anderson M. David Boatright Alexander Siefker Ashlee Waddell Kelly Wilsdorf Fowler and Viola Smith-Young Memorial 4-H Scholarship Paige Halsey Fred Oehring 4-H Scholarship Krista Massman Brenna Scott


Goppert Foundation 4-H Scholarship Nicole Riddle Kaitlyn Zimmerman Jackson County 4-H Foundation Scholarship Nicole Bricker Ethan Cross Kelsey Ellis Anna Lee Kate Lee Michaela McMillan Danielle Picard Sydney Webb James H. and Kittie Reams 4-H Scholarship Daniela Hoyos Janelle Downing Memorial 4-H Scholarship Allison Frappier Jasper County 4-H Scholarship Alyssa Rockers Joyce and Dick Taylor 4-H Scholarship Mikayla Engemann Miller Thorne 4-H Free Enterprise Scholarship Trent Ludwig Orscheln 4-H Scholarship Hannah Boatright Maria Calvert Amanda Carpenter Jessica Cobban Alexander Engeman Sydney Fisher Carly Greer Alicen Harrison Jacqueline Heath Chania Hoffman Chase McClelland Andrew Mott Lauren Potthast Madeline Smith Robert and Berniece Hartley and Family 4-H Scholarship Chyanne Davis Robert and Anna Noland 4-H Scholarship Paige Carter Terry Cole Memorial 4-H Scholarship Alyssa Walls Waldo and Mary Belle Turner 4-H Scholarship Asha Nelson Williamson 4-H Scholarship Rachel Bonacker


Shelby Freiburger of the Mt. Comfort 4-H Club holds up a pair of stockings that were provided by Lawrence County 4-H and handed out to each of the children living at Lafayette House.

Giving the gift of community service


t is better to give than to receive. This was the case in December 2014, when Lawrence County 4-H Teen Council members helped make the holidays a little brighter for children and families living at Lafayette House, a family crisis center in Joplin, Mo. 4-H teen council members engaged in service learning by leading children in craft projects, decorating gingerbread cookies, and helping each child make their own fleece blanket and pillow. The teens also handed out stockings during a visit with Santa and gave residents hope through personal attention. While the residents of Lafayette House were very appreciative, commenting that many families arrive at the center with no personal belongings, it is the 4-H teens who truly benefit from this oneon-one interaction. “Each year, the Lafayette House project renews my excitement to be a servant leader and to engage with my community,” one 4-H’er commented. “With the hustle and bustle of each day, I lose track of what is really important. Projects like this put things back into perspective and make me eager to lend a hand to others in need.”


Across the state, 4-H members are involved in community service projects like this one, thanks to a partnership that the Missouri 4-H Foundation has with DuPont Pioneer and Crader Distributing Company/STIHL Dealers. Through this generous partnership Missouri 4-H youth, who learn the importance of giving back to their communities very early on in their 4-H involvement, are eligible for grants of up to $1,000 to match funding for 4-H service learning projects in their local communities. “We are deeply grateful to Crader Distributing Company and DuPont Pioneer for their generous continued support of the Missouri 4-H Foundation’s community service grant program,” said Missouri 4-H Foundation Executive Director Cheryl Reams. “Service learning is a key component of the Missouri 4-H program and these projects have a lasting impact on 4-H members and the communities they serve.” For more information about the Missouri 4-H Foundation Community Service Grant program, visit


Bronze Clover: $1–$99 Don Day James DeStefano Troy Doles Jolene and Jerald Downing Thomas Duncan Ruth Dunn Marilyn Eckelkamp Mrs. John H. Edwards Marcie Eggers Christine Elzea Janet Erdman Jean Eversmeyer Charles Fahrenholz Kent Findley, DVM Ann Fingerhood Marilyn Finke, DVM M. A. Fischer Fred Flake Georgia Flowers Paul and Marcia Foldes Susan Foster Carol Frank Harold and Eva Fritts Tracy Fuller Rodney Garnett Charles F. Garvin, Jr. Glenn and Dolores Geiger Michael Grover Harlan Hackett Virginia Hall Dana and Ira Harris Dorrilla and Jack Hawk Betty Headrick Dr. Nancy Headrick Tom and Sandy Henderson Michael Henzlik James Hertzog, DVM Mark Hill Joe and Marie Hoffmeister Karen Houf Vera Hubbard Dennis Huhmann Charles Humphreys Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hunt Sharon Hutchinson Rosalie Ingle Kimberly Jacobs


Homer James Elaine Jaspering Mary and Roy Jaspering Mary Ann Jente Diana Johnson Jerilyn Johnson and Dean Houghton M. Donna Johnson Naomi Johnson A. H. Jones Laura and John Kabrick Paul Kastendieck I. C. Keeney, DVM Larry Keisker Teresa Kennedy Ronald KilKenny Michael Kircher Carrie and Mark Kirk Rick and Susan Kitchen Joe Kleeman Alice and Hubert Kluesner JoAn Kuper Margie Lasek Janet Lasley Victor and Mary Leuci Lynn Limback Janice and Michael Loesch Fredda Lois and Thomas Loafmann Robert Lourwood Donna Lovett Harold and Wanda Lowenstein Gail Luecke Nancy Mange Mary Martin Jason Mathis Ashley McDonald Susan McIntire Julann McLauglin Lesley Meier Kelly Mescher Carl and Crystal Mittelhauser Dr. Cecil and Gerri Moore Tracie and Jerry Moore Marla Morrow Christopher Morter Shirley Morter Sheryl and Mark Moschner Terrie Nagel John Nickler Kenda and Russell Ogle

Janice Palmer Necole Palmer John Parker Debbie Parsons Billy Pearson Mr. and Mrs. Robert Peiter Jack and Laveta Pierce Ruth and George Pirch Helen Price Kirk Price Louella Pryor Donna Ratliff Georgia Reid Artie Repovich Sue Revelle Darren and Robin Reynolds Rex and Sondra Ricketts Paula Riney John and Kay Roberts Kathleen Robnett Michael and Marsha Rosenbohm Judy Rowles Larry Rude Drs. Sarah and Mark Saladin Arlen Schwinke Eric Seaman Carol Sechler Christine and Melvin Simon Stan Slaughter Patricia Smith Beatrice Sorkin John Spalding Katie Steen Raymond and Erna Steffens Gordon and Susan Steinhoff Arland Stemme Jeanne Stephenitch Joyce Stone Denis Stotler Dortha Strack Carrol and Emily Switzer Tina Taylor G. B. and Gertrude Thompson Tom and Dixie Thornton Alvin and Madonna Tiemeyer Darice Todd Dorothy Tomlin Grace Twiehaus Carolyn and David Walden 21

Janice Wallace Stacy and Mindy Ward Ronald and Janice Warner Louise Weigel Barbara and Melvin West Florence Westermier Stephen Wiedmier William Wilkey Anna Wilt Alice Wondra Jeremy Wrinkle Aetna, Inc. Bank of Louisiana Burgers’ Smokehouse

Carroll County Trust Company Centene / Home State Health Daniel Boone 4-H Club Farmers’ Electric Cooperative Fine & Associates, PC Hermann Veterinary Clinic MAFCE, Inc. Missouri Southern Seed Missouri State Fair PEO Chapter FF MU Extension in Perry County Polk County 4-H Council Star Banner 4-H Club Target Store #239

Target Store #752 The Benevity Community Impact Fund Walmart Store #80 Warm Springs Ranch Warrensburg Animal Hospital, PC WestPoint 4-H Club We make every effort to ensure accuracy. If your name is omitted or not listed properly, please contact the Missouri 4-H Foundation at 1-800-642-8041 or email us at

Missouri 4-H Foundation Heritage League Honor Roll The Missouri 4-H Foundation Heritage League honors individuals who provide for the future of Missouri 4-H programs through an estate gift or charitable gift annuity. For more information about including the Missouri 4-H Foundation in your will or estate plans, contact Cheryl Reams at 1-800-642-8041. Marjorie Adams* St. Louis Martha Jo Ahrends Lincoln, Ill. Eileen Appleton* Bloomington, Ind. Aurthur Ausherman* Columbia Aaron and Erica Baker Atlanta C. O. and Katy Balentine Raymore Melna Bolm* Warrenton Dr. William and Barbara Casady Warsaw, Ill. James* and Jane Chenoweth Springfield Diane Cole Tipton Bill* and Betty Crouch St. Louis Mary Camille Davis Kansas City Elda F. Douglas Layman Springfield Elizabeth Drake* Warsaw Robert and Gloria Fridley Chesterfield Everett Gallup* O’Fallon Mark and Mary Goth St. Charles Frank* and Olive Graham Columbia Dr. Nancy Headrick Kansas City Konrad and Barbara Heid Joplin Ambrose* and Janet Heimann Raymore Don and Melva Henderson Four Seasons Dr. Robert E. “Bud” and Betty Hertzog Lee’s Summit Willard F. James* Farmington 22

Charline Lindsay Springfield Drs. Mike and Ina Metzger Linville Columbia Christine and Dan Logan Palo Alto, Calif. John E. McCadden, III Chesterfield James* and Sandra McLarney Kansas City Max and Anne Miller Columbia Leon and Julia Moon Jones, Okla. Mae Oehring Jefferson City Ken and Elaine Osborn Marshall Col. John* and Jean Riffle Pleasant Hill John and Jeannie Saunders Osborn Janice Schuerman Columbia Dr. Linda and Daniel Scorse Joplin George Thomas Hallsville Robert and Gretchen Thompson Rolla Jamie Tomek Bowling Green Nelson* and Lorene Trickey Columbia Dr. L. Jo Turner and Dr. Dale Brigham Columbia Russ Weathers Liberty Walter T. and Norma* Wilkening Columbia Susan Williams Florence, Ore. *Deceased



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Investment income, net of $17,038 of investment management fees





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The condensed financial statement information above has been derived from financial statements audited by Beard-Boehmer & Associates, PC for the years ended June 30, 2015, 2014 and 2013. The audited financial statements and auditors report are available at the Missouri 4-H Foundation adminstrative office, 1110 S. College Avenue, Columbia, MO 65211

4-H CENTER FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT ACTIVE GRANTS JULY 1, 2014 - JUNE 30, 2015 Title, Sponsor 4-H National Mentoring Program - Missouri, National 4-H Council..........................................................$127,467.60 FederalMUSub Lafayette County Live, Health Care Coalition of Lafayette County.....................................$3,728.00 Home Energy eXtension, Extension Foundation........................................................................................$11,836.00 Kansas City 21st Century Community Learning Center, Local Investment Comm (Linc).....................$1,051,254.00 Maritz Robotics, Maritz..................................................................................................................................$5,000.00 Missouri Afterschool Network, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education...........$2,290,291.20 Missouri Geographic Alliance, National Geographic Education Foundation..............................................$40,201.18 Supporting the Development of Missouri’s Early Childhood, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.....................................................................................................................$140,380.00 TOTAL..................................................................................................................................................$3,670,157.98

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Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame honors 46 inductees Making the best better for generations of Missouri 4-H’ers, 46 volunteers joined the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame on Aug. 15 at the State Fair Community College campus in Sedalia. Inductees from 36 counties bring with them a total of 1,434 years of volunteer service to the Hall of Fame. The annual event is sponsored by FCS Financial, the Missouri 4-H Foundation and the Missouri State Fair.

Toni Newcomer Andrew Richard Henke Audrain Butch and Vickie* Rush Barton Wilma Keightley Benton Bill and Julia Helvey Boone Janice Spears Boone Thomas and Karen Lee Callaway Connie Chevalier Cass Tammy Lueker Cass Ray Leubbering* Cole Sharan Schnuck Cooper Vincent Mueller Franklin Virginia Buschmeyer Gasconade Janice Cooper Greene


Mary Ellen Johnson Grundy Sandy Hutchinson Henry Don* and Diana Bartholomew Howard George* and Ruth Kolpin Jasper James and Wilma Baile Johnson Susan Jaster Lafayette Jim Freeman Lawrence Donna Lawson Lewis Ted Belzer Linn Diane Kerns Livingston Jane Ann Oliver Macon Phyllis Rush* Miller Shirley Ensor Monroe

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Sara “Betty” Walton Montgomery Tom and Becky Loehner Osage Robert Curtis Pettis Patty Mollick Randolph Charles Scoon Schuyler Linda Mallett Scotland Lesa Blackford Shelby Al and Ruth Heitman* St. Charles Jean Haner* Vernon Ruth Moreland* Warren *Posthumous award


2015 Missouri 4-H Annual Report  
2015 Missouri 4-H Annual Report