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Mississippi 4-H Museum

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The Mississippi 4-H Museum is the first free standing 4-H museum in the country. The Museum includes interactive exhibits, collections, and videos that tell the story of Mississippi 4-H. It is located on the campus of the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum,1150 Lakeland Dr., Jackson, MS. 

Since the early 1900s, 4-H has been an important part of the lives of many Mississippians. A timeline video shows the progress and highlights of over 100 years of Mississippi 4-H. Other collections include clothing, trophies, and record books. 

The School of Forest Products helped design and construct the forestry project exhibit that includes a 7 foot talking tree, a video, a magnifying wood table, and a wall mounted display of the beautiful woods of Mississippi.  

Visitors can also meet Cloverbelle the cow! In this exhibit, visitors get to experience milking a life-size cow. There is also a short video about the importance of dairy. 

Sandy Havard is the on-sight extension agent to maintain exhibits and implement educational activities. 

If you are interested in more information about the 4-H Museum, please call: 662-769-2457 or email: skm7@msstate.edu

 

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Filed Under: Health and Wellness, Coronavirus March 18, 2020

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Filed Under: 4-H March 3, 2020

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4-H
Volume 6 Number 1

It was the summer of 2018. Grenada Elementary School teacher Dianne Brewer—a classroom veteran of more than 25 years—was working at the local Yalobusha County library, and she saw a group of 5-year-olds enthusiastically participating in a 4-H LEGO Engineering lesson.

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4-H, 4-H Safety Programs, 4-H SAFETY
Volume 6 Number 1

4-H S.A.F.E.T.Y. is Mississippi 4-H’s biggest program. Competitors in the Safe Archery and Firearms Education and Training for Youth program are immersed in essential firearm-safety training to learn maturity, self-discipline, responsibility, and sportsmanship.

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4-H, Youth Horse
Volume 6 Number 1

Cousins Tredell and Anthony Meeks brought home top honors at the Southern Regional 4-H Horse Championship in Georgia in 2019. The pair has participated in the family pastime since they were small children but decided to join 4-H 6 years ago to meet new people, learn new things, and compete among their peers.

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4-H, Support 4-H, Agriculture, Livestock, Dairy
Volume 6 Number 1

Neal Smith grew up in Picayune in Pearl River County and has lived in Ohio for 27 years. As the chief executive officer and executive secretary for the American Jersey Cattle Association, Smith has been able to stay connected to the reason he joined 4-H as a child—his love of dairy cattle. He first joined 4-H because he wanted to show his Jersey calf at the Pearl River County Fair.

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4-H, Youth Horse
Volume 6 Number 1

Tredell and Anthony Meeks have been riding horses since they were small children. But 6 years ago, they decided they wanted to join 4-H in Holmes County and participate in competitions. “We saw other 4-H members who were doing horse competitions, and we thought it looked like fun,” says 18-year-old Anthony. “We wanted to try it.”

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