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Projects Grouped by Category

Animal

  • Beef
  • Dairy
  • Dog care
  • Goats
  • Horses
  • Meat Science
  • Pets (other than dogs)
  • Poultry
  • Sheep
  • Swine
  • Veterinary Science

Communication and Expressive Arts

  • Communication Arts
  • Expressive Arts
  • Photography
  • Recreation (Leisure Education)

Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Breads
  • Child Development
  • Clothing and Textiles
  • Clothing Selection
  • Consumer Education
  • Dairy Foods
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Food Preservation
  • Interior Design
  • Home Management

Environmental Education

  • Conservation
  • Forestry
  • Shooting Sports
  • Wildlife

Personal Development and Leadership

  • Career Exploration
  • Citizenship
  • Health
  • Leadership
  • Personal Development
  • Introductory 4-H Projects (5-8 year olds)

Plant

  • Field Crops
  • Gardening (Fruits, Vegetables, Ornamental, and Flowers)
  • Plant and Soil Sciences

Other Projects

  • Cultural Education
  • Economics, Business, Marketing
  • Entomology
  • Safety

Technology and Engineering

  • Automotive
  • Bicycle
  • Computer Technology
  • Electricity
  • Engines and Tractors
  • Robotics
  • Welding
  • Wood Science
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News

Rankin County 4-H member Robert Herrington takes a close look under the hood of a tractor as he identifies engine parts during a portion of the tractor competition on June 1, 2017. More than 700 4-H members took part in contests, workshops, tours and entertainment during their annual state meeting at Mississippi State University. (Photo by MSU Extension Service/Linda Breazeale)
Filed Under: 4-H June 2, 2017

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.

Filed Under: Wildlife Youth Education May 16, 2017

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.

Tom McBeath of Union, Mississippi, explains a riding pattern he will judge to a group of young women. McBeath, a long-time volunteer with the Mississippi 4-H Program, is the American Youth Horse Council Adult Leader of the Year. (Photo by Jeff Homan)
Filed Under: Youth Livestock, Equine May 10, 2017

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.

Brittny Fairley, right, checks Dequesia Perry’s blood pressure in their health science class at the Hinds County Career and Technical Center in Raymond, Mississippi, on May 4, 2017. They are members of the Mississippi State University Extension Service 4-H Junior Master Wellness Volunteers group in Hinds County who received training to deliver basic health information and provide supervised basic screenings. (Photo by MSU Extension Service/Susan Collins-Smith)
Filed Under: 4-H, Community, Leadership, Junior Master Wellness Volunteer, Health, Rural Health May 9, 2017

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.

The Rankin County 4-H robotics team, Wait For It, was in the winning alliance of three teams at the FIRST Tech Challenge in Houston, Texas. Members Lilli Stewart, left, Lauren Blacksher, Noah Gregory, Maisyn Barragan, Jordan Hariel, Logan Hariel and Mathew Blacksher are on the playing field of Minute Maid Park in front of 25,000 people to receive their award on April 22, 2017. (Submitted Photo)
Filed Under: STEM – Science Technology Engineering and Math May 3, 2017

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Mariah Morgan remembers inquisitive 8-year-olds, just learning how to program beginner robots for 4-H projects. The rest of the world now sees one of them as a team of champion programmers.

Wait For It, the Rankin County 4-H robotics club, just earned top honors at the FIRST Tech Challenge at Minute Maid Park in Houston. FIRST stands for "For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology."

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