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Oklahoma 4-H Mission

The mission of the 4-H Youth Development Program is to provide Oklahoma youth, families, and communities with educational programs which will create environments for diverse audiences of youth and adults to reach their fullest potential. In support of this mission we will:

  • Provide community based experiential learning through clubs, school enrichment, special interest programs, and mass media.
  • Help youth develop skills that will benefit them throughout life.
  • Foster leadership and volunteerism for youth and adults.
  • Build internal and external partnerships for programming and resource development.
  • Strengthen families and communities.
  • Use research-based knowledge and the land grant university system and other sources.

 

Helpful Resources

 

Murray County 4-H Project Clubs

 

Air Rifle Club

Certified Leader: Gary Miller

 

  • Age requirement is 9 and up
  • The program is free of charge and all equipment is provided on site
  • Parents MUST stay at the meeting
  • Learn proper gun handling and gun safety, to prepare for contest
  • Club meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Important Dates

  • September 19th – Competition Shooting
  • October 17th – Rifle Safety & Handling
  • November 21st – improve Concentration
  • December 19th – problem solving & Self reliance
  • January 16th – Responsibility & Patience
  • February 20th – Problem Salving                    
  • March 19th – Cope with stress focus

 

Archery Club

Certified Leader: Eugene Christian & Thomas Hefley

 

  • Age requirement is 9 and up
  • The program is free of charge and all equipment is provided on site
  • Parents MUST stay at the meeting

Club meets for practice on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at the Expo Center from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

 

Arts and Crafts Club

Certified Leader: Laura Holman

Join us for a fun, hands on club, making all kinds of different crafts, paintings. 

 

Club meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

 

Important Dates

  • September 12th – Painting with sharpies
  • October 10th – Making Puppets
  • November 14th – Clay Figures
  • December 12th – Christmas Ornaments
  • January 9th – Masks
  • February 13th – Watercolor
  • March 12th – Colored Pencil Sketching

 

Beef Club

At this time we do not have a club that meets on a regular basis.

 

Information can still be obtained through the OSU Extension Office. We have access to "Learning Labs" and information to help make you projects successful.

 

If you are interested in becoming a 4-H leader and directing a club please contact the Murray County Extension Office at (580) 622-3016.

 

Dairy Goat Club

Leader: Karen Wilkins

Leader: Peggy Sanford

 

  • Dairy goat club is open to all 4-H members 9 years and up
  • You do not need to own a dairy goat to come to the meetings
  • Learn proper care, nutrition and handling for a successful dairy goat project

Club meets on the 3rd Monday of each month from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Murray County Expo Center.

 

Food Science Club

Certified Leaders: Pamela Saunders and Stephanie Bittner

 

  • Open to all 4H members, boys and girls
  • Learning your way around the kitchen and how to make your favorite foods

 

Club meets on the 4th Thursday of each month from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Murray County Expo Center.

 

Important Dates

  • September 26th - Cannoli
  • October 24th – Muffins
  • November 21st – Pizza & Stromboli
  • December – NO Meeting
  • January 23rd – Decorating Cakes
  • February 27th – Bakery Field Trip
  • March 26th - Crepes

 

Leadership Club

Leadership Club will not meet in 2019-2020.
For more information contact the Murray County Extension Office at (580) 622-3016.

 

Mechanics Club

Certified Leader: Jeff Saunders

Learn about tools, changing a tire, and basic of mechanics.

 

Club meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month beginning at 6:00 p.m.

 

Important Dates

  • September 10th – Repair Generator
  • October 8th – Bicycle Maintenance & repair
  • November 12th – Winterize Car
  • December 10th – Brakes
  • January 14th – Tour P&M
  • February 11th – Classic Cars
  • March 10th – Prepare for Car Show
  • April TBA – Car Show

 

Performing Arts Club

Learn to play a musical instrument. If you already know how to play come and join the fun.

 

Club meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

Quilting Club

Certified Leader:  Sandra McKinley

 

  • Open to all 4H members (boys and girls)
  • Learn the basics of quilting, hand and machine sewing as we make small projects and a quilt.

Club meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month beginning at 4:00 p.m.

 

Important Dates

  • September 12th – Basics & Kleenex covers
  • October 10th – Wall Hanging
  • November 14th – Begin cutting for rag quilt
  • December 12th – Christmas ornaments
  • January 9th – Rag Quilt
  • February 13th – Continue rag quilt
  • March 12th – Finish rag quilt

 

Rabbit Club

Learn how to care and show in rabbit show as well as nutrition and housing for them. 

 

Club meets on the 1st Monday of each month, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

 

Important Dates

  • August 30th – Prepare for County Fair
  • October 7th – Housing and Types of Rabbits
  • November 4th – Breed ID & Showing 101
  • December 2nd – Raising rabbits threw the winter
  • January 6th – Raising the best rabbits you can
  • February 3rd – Where can rabbits take you?
  • March 2nd – Do you want to go to the Big Show?
  • April 6th – Marketing your Hobby
  • May 4th – Summer Care

 

Sheep and Goat Club

Certified Leader: Joy Lynch

Assistant Leader: Brenda Warren

 

Club meets the second Monday of each month at the Murray County Expo Center from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

Shotgun Club

This club will not be meeting in 2019 until we have a volunteer leader.

 

  • This is one of the shooting sports project clubs.
  • Learn gun safety, how to shoot accurately at targets and how to prepare for contests
  • Age requirement is 10 and up for shotgun.
  • The program is free of charge and all equipment is provided on site.
  • Regular Practices
  • Parents must stay at the meeting

 

Hunter's Safety card is required for competitions and/or should be obtained within one year of starting the program.  There are at least two free courses held in Murray County each year.

 

Contact the Murray County Extension Office at (580) 622-3016 for more details.

 

Swine Club

This club will not be meeting in 2019-2020 until we have a volunteer leader.

 

4-H Horse Club

Certified Leaders: Dona Johnson and Willard Johnson

 

  • Ages 9 and up
  • Open to every 4-H member whether you own a horse or not
  • Learn to care, train, and handle a horse safely. 
  • There are times we gather and ride to learn riding skills.

Club will meet the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month, plus the dates listed below.

 

Important Dates

  • August 24th – 6:00 p.m. Ride at Wolfe Ranch
    September 7th – Murray County Fair Show
  • September 14th – St. Jude Trail Ride Coffey Ranch.
  • September 22nd – 1:00 p.m. Business meeting
  • October 4th - 6th State horse Show in Tulsa
  • October Autism Trailride
  • October 20th – 1:00 p.m. Parade Practice
  • October 21st – State Fair, OKC
  • October 26th – Halloween Parade, Davis
  • TBA – AQHA World Show
  • November 11th – Veterans Day Parade, Sulp
  • November 16th –Lake Thunderbird Trail ride
  • TBA – NRHA
  • November 30th – Sulphur Christmas Parade
  • December - Ardmore Christmas Parade
  • December – Davis Christmas Parade
  • TBA – Christmas Caroling and Pizza
  • TBA – Christmas Caroling Hospital and party
  • January 12th – 1:00 p.m. Business meeting speech practice
     
    Contact Dona Johnson for more information (580) 369-8330.

 

4-H Shooting Sports Club

  • Age requirement is 9 and up on archery and air rifle, 10 and up for shotgun.
  • The program is free of charge and all equipment is provided on site.
  • Regular Practices
  • Hunter's Safety card is required for competitions and/or should be obtained within one year of starting the program.
  • There are at least two free courses held in Murray County each year.


Each club meets each month at the Murray County Expo Center at their scheduled time.

 

Contact the Murray County Extension Office at (580) 622-3016 for more details.

 

Other Clubs

 

Dog Club - Murray County Canine

Certified Leaders: Teresa Allen and Kaylyn Butler

 

Man’s Best Friend.  Learn how to care for your pet’s health and grooming and how to teach them obedience.

 

Club meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month beginning from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

 

Important Dates

  • September 10th – Meet and Greet (due to fair)
  • October 1st – Seven Basic Commands
  • November 5th – Seven Basic Commands
  • December 3rd – Christmas Party
  • January 7th – 7 Basic Commands
  • February 4th – 7 basic Commands
  • March 3rd – Animal Shelter Donation
  • April 7th – Dog Showcase
     

Sew & So

Learn the basic of sewing and making cool items.

 

Club meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month beginning from 5:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

 

Important Dates

  • September 10th – Let’s make a pillow Case
  • October 8th – Laundry Bag Fun
  • November 12th – Stockings for the Holidays
  • December 10th – Christmas fabric Ornament
  • January 14th – Simple Potholder and Kleenex cover
  • February 11th – Pillow Making
  • March 10th – Let’s Learn to Crochet

 

Survival 101

Learn Survival skills that would help you if you were lost in the woods. 

 

Club meets on the 2nd Monday of each month, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

 

Important Dates

  • September 9th – Make Fire
  • October 14th – Purify water for drinking
  • November 11th – Build Shelters
  • December 9th – How to get food
  • January 13th – First Aid
  • February 10th – Build bug out bag
  • March 9th – Compass and Map reading
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