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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

Young woman places a prescription bottle in secure slot in a large, green metal box
Filed Under: Health and Wellness August 6, 2018

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Agents and specialists with the Mississippi State University Extension Service are “promising” to confront the opioid problem in Mississippi communities.

“PReventing Opioid Misuse in the South East,” or PROMISE, is an Extension initiative to address this national crisis in communities across the Southeast. PROMISE is funded by a $310,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

MSU Extension health specialist David Buys said one of the main issues with the misuse of opioids is that they are more accessible than they need to be.

Children stand around a large garbage can while they shuck the husks and silks from ears of corn.
Filed Under: 4-H, Youth Gardening August 6, 2018

Gardens are great outdoor classrooms, and schools are increasingly embracing gardens to enhance their students’ learning. Home gardens are also perfect for hands-on outdoor experiences that are both fun and educational.  

A teenage boy in a blue and white long-sleeved shirt and protective gear, including a red and black helmet and black gloves, rides a red ATV around orange cones during a safety class. (Kevin Hudson)
Filed Under: 4-H, 4-H Safety Programs, ATV Safety June 5, 2018

It's ATV Safety Week! (Photo by Kevin Hudson)

Filed Under: 4-H June 1, 2018

Take a look at the official State 4-H Congress highlight video! Want to learn more about what goes on at this annual event for senior 4-H’ers? (Photo by Jonathan Parrish)

A young girl and her mother are pictured with their horse.
Filed Under: 4-H, 4-H Livestock Program, Youth Livestock May 22, 2018

It was inevitable that Lauren Bryant would at least try 4-H.

Her father’s family has been active in the Mississippi State University Extension Service 4-H Youth Development Program for two generations. And she has attended 4-H events since she was a toddler.

Now, the 11-year-old is showing her own livestock and participating in various 4-H activities through the Extension Service in Tippah County.

“Lauren is a third-generation 4-H’er,” explained her mother, Leigh Bryant. “Her granddad and her daddy were both 4-H’ers.”

Success Stories

A young man wearing a cap and checked shirt.
4-H
Volume 4 Number 1

A tale as old as time: A boy’s older relative advises him to join 4-H. He refuses.

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4-H
Volume 4 Number 1

Paige Nicholson-Bergeron shares how the 4-H youth development program helped her prepare for both her title of Miss Rodeo America 2014 and her career.*

A man and two girls stand in a barn with three horses.
Youth Livestock, Equine
Volume 4 Number 1

Mississippi 4-H youth horse instructor Tom McBeath takes great pride in having taught two generations of students, and he is now recognized as one of the best in the country at what he does.

Two elderly women display their healthy food choices.
Health and Wellness
Volume 4 Number 1

McLeod is one of about 25 members of the group that formed 4 years ago. They meet at the Columbia center that is managed by the New Zion United Methodist Church.

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4-H
Volume 3 Number 4

Tiara and Jeremy Brown, former 4-H’ers from Clay and Oktibbeha Counties, respectively, discuss how the 4-H youth development program has something for everyone.

Tiara and Jeremy are both from families that were very involved in 4-H. They met while attending Mississippi State University, graduated, and married. Jeremy went on to work as a mechanical engineer at Yokohama Tire Manufacturing in West Point, and Tiara works as a special education teacher at Central School, also in West Point.

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