2018 Mississippi 4-H Youth Development Status Repor
- 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
- 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
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.
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)
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.
Ah yes, 4-H. We talk about it quite a lot in Extension. You’ve probably seen the green clover on our website and around your community. You might even know some 4-H’ers who talk about how much they love being a member. But what exactly is it? (Photo by Kevin Hudson)
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.
Katelyn Orr helped Cleveland residents get their hearts pumping and burn a few calories during the Community Walk in April.
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.
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.
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.