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2018 Mississippi 4-H Youth Development Status Report 

Ethnic Background

  • 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

Geographic Location

  • 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
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A young person pulls back a bow while aiming at a target.
Filed Under: 4-H May 15, 2024

Junior 4-H members are invited to a four-day residential 4-H Camp Explore in mid-June at Holmes Community College in Goodman. The June 10-13 camp is designed for 4-H members ages 8-13 years old. The cost to attend is $225, and registration must be made by May 22.

Filed Under: 4-H, 4-H Livestock Program April 5, 2024

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Dean Jousan helps the Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association select the annual winner of its Paul F.

Success Stories

A woman and man smiling, standing outside, and holding a portrait of a woman with white hair.
Volume 10 Number 1

Extension was a key part of Bobbie Seal’s life—over the years in her native Neshoba County, she was a client, volunteer, and employee of the Mississippi State University Extension Service.

A woman kayaking on the water.
Volume 10 Number 1

When her husband moved to Columbus in 2006 to research Civil War history for his next book, Melissa Beck was happy to move, too, and explore, learn, and connect with her new neighbors in Lowndes County. An avid kayaker, Beck loves being on the water, enjoying nature and racing.

A woman stands in front of library book shelves beside a tall, green 4-H display.
Volume 10 Number 1

A Smithsonian Institution exhibit about rural communities continues its journey in public libraries across Mississippi.

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