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2018 Mississippi 4-H Youth Development Status Repor 

Geographic Location

  • ​63% live in towns under 10,000 and rural
  • 24% live in towns and cities of 10,000 to 50,000
  • 6% live on farms
  • 7% live in suburbs of 50,000

Mississippi 4-H Community Clubs and Programs: 1,304*

  • 74 % 4-H community clubs with 20,262 4-H’ers
  • 4% 4-H in-school clubs with 1,018 4-H’ers
  • 4% 4-H after-school clubs with 960 4-H’ers
  • 1% 4-H military clubs with 17 4-H’ers
  • 11% special interest and short-term 4-H programs with 14,218 4-H’ers
  • 6% school enrichment programs with 12,841 4-H’ers

*duplicates not eliminated

Gender

  • 51% girls
  • 49% boys

Grade in School:

  • 23% K- 3rd
  • 31% 4th-6th
  • 18% 7th-9
  • 22% 10th-12th
  • 5% Post-high school
  • 1% Special     

Project Enrollment - 88,486

  • 26% Plants and Animals
  • 21% Environmental Education and Earth Sciences
  • 16% Personal Development and Leadership
  • 16 % Healthy Lifestyle Education
  • 9% Science, Engineering, and Technology
  • 5% Citizenship/Civic Education
  • 4% Consumer and Family Sciences
  • 3% Communication and Expressive Arts
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News

A teenage girl holds the halter on the face of her muscular, white steer as she and a tall man standing behind them look at the photographer.
Filed Under: 4-H Livestock Program, Youth Livestock, Volunteers, Youth Projects, Agriculture, Livestock February 8, 2019

 The Dixie National Sale of Junior Champions began in 1969 as a conversation between two Mississippi State University livestock specialists dedicated to building better youth through livestock programs.

Two middle-school-aged girls and a middle-aged male teacher look on at another girl poking a hole in the side of a black tray for a science project.
Filed Under: STEM – Science Technology Engineering and Math January 25, 2019

Growing food on Earth is challenging enough, but two Armstrong Middle School robotics teams are exploring the cultivation of leafy greens in space.

Filed Under: STEM – Science Technology Engineering and Math, Children and Parenting, Environment October 31, 2018

Mississippi State University received three grants Oct. 22 totaling almost $900,000 to enhance the advancement of scientific and environmental literacy among children and young people living near the Gulf Coast.

Black and white Hostein cows and light brown Jersey cows graze on green grass.
Filed Under: Youth Livestock, Dairy October 19, 2018

On a rainy day in early autumn, hundreds of people packed into the Mississippi State University Joe Bearden Dairy Center to learn where their milk, butter, yogurt, and ice cream come from. (File Photo by Kat Lawrence)

Filed Under: 4-H, Leadership and Citizenship October 18, 2018

Forty-three Mississippi State University Extension Service 4-H members were recognized recently during the annual Mississippi Congressional Award ceremony for their self-development accomplishments.

Success Stories

A man with a white 4-H shirt and khaki pants stands in the Mississippi capitol building holding a golden frame with the 4-H green four-leaf clover in the center. Surrounding the logo in a circle are more than 20 4-H pins.
4-H, 4-H Forestry, Community, Economic Development
Volume 4 Number 3

Harry Dendy of Clinton first joined the Mississippi State University Extension Service 4-H Youth Development program in Chickasaw County 62 years ago, when he was 10 years old. Forestry was his main project area.

A teen with brown hair and wearing a green Junior Master Wellness Volunteer T-shirt stands in front of the Cleveland, Mississippi, Welcome Center.
4-H, Volunteers, Community, Leadership, Junior Master Wellness Volunteer
Volume 4 Number 3

Katelyn Orr helped Cleveland residents get their hearts pumping and burn a few calories during the Community Walk in April.

A man wearing a green and white plaid shirt, blue jeans, and a brown baseball cap stands in front of a bright red machine parked inside a metal building.
4-H, 4-H Livestock Program, Youth Livestock, Youth Projects, Agriculture, Crops, Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Livestock, Beef
Volume 4 Number 3

Greg Chambers is one Mississippi producer who’s focused on innovating. Whether he’s growing soybeans and wheat on his Prentiss County property or raising cattle and goats on other acres, Chambers is always looking for a better, more efficient way of doing things.

A young woman with brown hair and a pink shirt stands smiling while holding a black and white speckled chicken next to her face.
4-H, 4-H Livestock Program, Youth Livestock, Youth Poultry, Join 4-H, Support 4-H, Youth Projects
Volume 4 Number 3

When Emma Grace McGrew became Mississippi’s 2017 Miss Hospitality, a year of exciting experiences awaited the former Prentiss County 4-H’er and self-proclaimed country girl.

A blonde woman in a white shirt and ponytail stands in front of a wooden wall and holds a brown, black, and white baby goat.
4-H, 4-H Livestock Program, 4-H Safety Programs, SAFETY – Safe Archery and Firearms Education and Training for Youth, Join 4-H, Volunteers
Volume 4 Number 3

After working all day, Deidra Rollins knew the last thing she wanted to do was spend every evening and weekend at the ball field. But she wanted something she and her daughter, Tory, could do together. So she stopped by the local Mississippi State University Extension Service office.

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