2018 Mississippi 4-H Youth Development Status Report
- 59% White
- 38% African American
- 3% Other groups
- 51% Girls
- 49% Boys
Grade in School
- 23% K-3rd
- 33% 4th-6th
- 16% 7th-9th
- 23% 10th-12th
- 4% Post-High School
- 1% Special
- 59% 40,860 live in towns with populations under 10,000 and rural
- 28% 19,391 live in towns and cities with populations of 10,000 to 50,000
- 7% 4,848 live on farms
- 6% 4,155 live in suburbs and cities
4-H Project Enrollment
- 24% Plants and Animals
- 23% Environmental Education and Earth Sciences
- 21% Personal Development and Leadership
- 14% Healthy Lifestyle Education
- 5% Science, Engineering, and Technology
- 5% Citizenship and Civic Education
- 5% Communication and Expressive Arts
- 3% Consumer and Family Sciences
COVID-19 has thrown a wrench in everyone’s plans. Creating a sense of normalcy while keeping safety measures in mind can be challenging. Just because the holidays aren’t traditional this year doesn’t mean they can’t be fun and memorable.
Many of Mississippi’s annual traditions were interrupted this year due to COVID-19, but the Mississippi State Fair Livestock Show will go on.
Parents welcoming a newborn in the COVID-19 era face potentially tough decisions regarding family visits after delivery.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Mississippians now have an online tool for opioid misuse prevention resources and strategies.
Mississippi State University’s Extension Service and Social Science Research Center developed the webpage in collaboration with the Mississippi State Department of Health and the Fahrenheit Creative Group. This new page is a component of an MSU Extension drug prevention initiative called PReventing Opioid Misuse In the SouthEast, or the PROMISE Initiative.
The traditional allergy season will soon start while the COVID-19 pandemic is still underway, likely leading some people to wonder if they are experiencing normal allergic reactions or symptoms of the novel virus.
Lexington coalition organizes food giveaway amid pandemic
When the Guardian (U.S. edition) released its article “In the poorest county, in America’s poorest state, a virus hits home: ‘Hunger is rampant’” in early April 2020, a local coalition in Holmes County had already organized to create a food pantry in Lexington.
4-H’er creates instructional video
4-H’ers learn by doing, pandemic or no pandemic. So, even though Aaron Lampley could not meet with the Winston County Photography Club, he could leverage technology to increase his own skills and share his expertise with other photo enthusiasts.
4-H’er uses tech to unite club, serve community
Not many teens—or adults, for that matter—know the ins and outs of Robert’s Rules of Order, but 17-year-old Chasity Moses is making a habit of knowing and doing things that set her apart.
The Lexington Food Pantry’s food giveaways in Holmes County came together because of a group of dedicated volunteers, many of whom are part of the AIM for CHangE coalition in Lexington. Advancing, Inspiring, and Motivating for Community Health through Extension—AIM for CHangE—develops community-led groups that develop health solutions specifically for local residents.
Originally from Port Gibson, Jonnese Goings is now an inventory control analyst at the Belk Inc. corporate office in Charlotte, North Carolina. Her 4-H background taught her to be independent and committed to whatever she sets her mind to and helped her obtain several internships and leadership positions during her college years. The leadership and public speaking skills she developed in the 4-H youth development program coordinated by the Mississippi State University Extension Service continue to benefit her in her career today.