2017 Mississippi 4-H Youth Development Status Report
- 38,893 live in towns under 10,000 and rural
- 14,431 live in towns and cities of 10,000 to 50,000
- 3,858 live on farms
- 1,367 live in suburbs of 50,000
- 3,069 live in central cities over 50,000
- 51% girls
- 49% boys
Grade in School:
- 27% K- 3rd
- 28% 4th-6th
- 22% 7th-9
- 17% 10th-12th
- 3.5% Post-high school
- 2.5% Special
- 56% White
- 41% African-American
- 2% Hispanic
- .5% American Indian
- .5% Asian
- 25% Animals (Cats, Dogs, Horses, Livestock, Poultry, and Other Pets) – 27,898
- 22% Wildlife, Forestry, Shooting Sports, and Sport Fishing – 24,957
- 17% Healthy Lifestyle Education – 19,304
- 15 % Personal Development and Leadership – 16,557
- 7% Plants (Field Crops, Gardening) – 7,884
- 4% Citizenship – 4,991
- 4% Consumer and Family Sciences – 4,934
- 4% Science, Engineering, and Technology – 4,917
- 2% Communication and Expressive Arts – 2,488
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Walking is an easy, enjoyable way for individuals to be more physically active and for communities to improve healthy living.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are many potential health benefits of physical activity: weight control, cardiovascular health, cancer prevention, stronger bones and muscles, improved mental health and mood, and reduced risk of type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Mississippi 4-H competitions continue to help "make the best better" more than a century after the first corn clubs for boys and tomato clubs for girls were formed in the state.
Hundreds of 4-H members converged on Mississippi State University for three days of competitions, workshops, tours and entertainment from May 31 to June 2.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Three Mississippi State University Conservation Camps are giving Mississippi middle and high schoolers a chance to explore wildlife, the outdoors, and careers in science and nature this summer.
The MSU Extension Service and the MSU College of Forest Resources have offered the Conservation Camps since 2005.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- A long-time volunteer with the Mississippi 4-H program is the American Youth Horse Council Adult Leader of the Year.
Tom McBeath of Union, Mississippi, received the honor at the recent American Youth Horse Council symposium in Wakefield, Massachusetts. He has spent nearly four decades working with youth to establish strong foundations for successful experiences with horses.
RAYMOND, Miss. -- Rocheryl Ware sees members of her 4-H Junior Master Wellness Volunteer group as catalysts that can help change Mississippi's health landscape.