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Woman filling out paper work with two children.
October 9, 2019 - Filed Under: 4-H, Join 4-H

The most common question we get is: how do I join 4-H? It’s encouraging to see so many young people wanting to get involved in the activities 4-H offers!

Three female teenagers wearing green blazers and khaki pants standing in front of the Supreme Court Building in Washington, D.C.
September 17, 2019 - Filed Under: 4-H

“4-H has something for everyone.” If you’re like me, you’ve probably heard that phrase a time or two. As cliché as it sounds, it’s true. There’s a wide variety of activities and clubs that ensure that everyone has a place in 4-H.

Two women and four children stand in a vegetable garden while holding yellow squash.
August 7, 2019 - Filed Under: 4-H, Farming

Controller’s Generation II and Controller’s Generation III 4-H club members in Oktibbeha County pick produce from a community garden in Maben, Mississippi, on August 6, 2019.

A group of sixteen students post for a picture on a stage.
July 29, 2019 - Filed Under: 4-H, Leadership and Citizenship

School is out for the summer, meaning 4-H activities are in full swing! I had the privilege of leading the Media Corps Team at the 4-H Cooperative and Leadership Conference earlier this month. We discussed how our smartphones and social media have changed the way the media works, and then we worked together to “cover” the conference as the media would.

Two women hold a tray of microgreens.
June 18, 2019 - Filed Under: 4-H Forestry, 4-H Livestock Program, Youth Gardening

There’s always something new happening in the world of Extension. This time, the spotlight is on a new workshop: “From Micro to Macro: Growing Ag Literacy.”

Before we get into the specifics, you might be asking, “what is ag literacy and why is it important?” (Photo by Kevin Hudson)

Success Stories

Four girls wearing cowboy hats and sashes at the 2019 Sale of Champions.
Youth Livestock
Volume 5 Number 2

For the 50th anniversary of the sale, the record-breaking total amount earned was $382,775. While the animals in the sale are impressive, the 4-H’ers are even more astounding.

A young woman wearing a dark green blazer stands behind a podium while several people stand looking at her.
Leadership and Citizenship, Ambassador Program, Collegiate 4-H
Volume 5 Number 2

Nerves jangling, Jaylin Smith of Greenwood stepped to the podium to address legislators and guests gathered in the Mississippi Senate chamber in February 2019. Her audience seemed preoccupied, checking their cell phones. By the time she finished her speech, they were on their feet, applauding.

Three older men wearing suits stand next to each other.
4-H, Leadership and Citizenship, Youth Projects
Volume 5 Number 2

William Hall “Corn Club” Smith,  Francis J. Lundy, Alphonse Marks, Hobson Waits, Lester Spell, and Harry Dendy have been recognized for their contributions to 4-H.

A young boy throws a rope toward a fake bull with the help of an older man standing behind him.
4-H, 4-H Livestock Program, Youth Livestock, Youth Poultry, Join 4-H
Volume 5 Number 2

When FARMtastic makes its rounds over South Mississippi, residents, businesses, schools, and community organizations come together to ensure that participants have a great time.

Two young women and one young man wearing green blazers stand on a marble floor.
4-H, Leadership and Citizenship, Ambassador Program
Volume 5 Number 2

Legislative Day is a favorite among 4-H’ers. Each year, Mississippi 4-H Council officers and ambassadors spend a day visiting their legislative leaders at the Mississippi State Capitol. Not only is the visit an interesting experience for 4-H’ers learning about how state government works, but it’s also a way to thank legislators for their support of 4-H and the Mississippi State University Extension Service, which oversees 4-H statewide.

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