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Publication Number: P2751
Publication Number: P2752
Publication Number: M1742
Publication Number: IS1920

News

Three young people sit on ATVs as they listen to their instructor.
February 23, 2022 - Filed Under: 4-H, 4-H Safety Programs, ATV Safety

A recent grant award is helping provide all-terrain vehicle safety training to Mississippi 4-H’ers. The Mississippi State University Extension Service 4-H ATV Safety Program recently received $10,000 from Polaris through the company’s T.R.A.I.L.S. grant program. The funds purchased two youth sized Polaris ATVs and safety equipment. T.R.A.I.L.S. is an acronym for trail development, responsible riding, access, initiatives, lobbying and safety.

A 4-H’er wearing sunglasses tallies arrows in a colorful paper archery target.
June 13, 2019 - Filed Under: 4-H, 4-H Shooting Sports, STEM – Science Technology Engineering and Math

LOUISVILLE, Miss. -- The Mississippi State University Extension Service will hold the North Mississippi 4-H Summer Camp Explore July 23-26 in Winston County.

The camp will be at Lake Tiak O’Khata, located at 1290 Smyth Lake Road in Louisville.

Participants will enjoy the outdoors, expressive arts, and STEM and S.A.F.E.T.Y. activities. Archery, canoeing, drama, air rifle, survival skills, first aid, robotics and a service project are among the camp’s offerings. The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will conduct a heritage activity with the campers.

Safety gear for ATV riding includes helmets, gloves, long pants and long sleeves. Young people should ride ATVs designed for their size rather than full-size ATVs designed for adult riders. (Photo by MSU Extension Service/Bonnie Coblentz)
May 31, 2019 - Filed Under: ATV Safety

All-terrain vehicles are commonly used in Mississippi for entertainment and work, but driving them dangerously is a frequent cause of injuries and death.

Success Stories

A teenage boy wearing a Shooting Sports National Championships shirt stands between his mother and father as they all smile.
4-H, 4-H Shooting Sports
Volume 8 Number 1

Pearl River County 4-H’er excels at 4-H National Shooting Sports competition

If Dad considers himself a “gun person,” but Mom sees herself as “gun-shy,” what should their son do if he’s dreaming of a career in the military?

 

A young woman kneels down next to a board with targets.
4-H, 4-H Shooting Sports
Volume 2 Number 3

Hinds County 4-H’er learns patience, persistence through rifle competition

When a heart condition kept Brandy Barnes from playing basketball, she ramped up her dedication to 4-H shooting sports.

Several men on ATVs lined up.
ATV Safety
Volume 2 Number 2

Extension ATV training helps cancer survivors’ wishes come true

Getting a driver’s license and going through ATV safety training are rites of passage for many Mississippi teens, but, for two young outdoorsmen, achieving these goals meant much more

A young boy next to a 4-H flag.
4-H, 4-H Shooting Sports
Volume 1 Number 2

4-H Shooting Sports teaches teen character and generosity

Quitman native Taivon Collins learned an important life lesson when he broke his gun during a 4-H shooting sports competition.

“If life gives you lemons,” he says, “you get a new .22 rifle.

A teenage boy stands outside with a firearm resting on his shoulder.
4-H, 4-H Safety Programs, 4-H Shooting Sports
Volume 6 Number 1

4-H S.A.F.E.T.Y. is Mississippi 4-H’s biggest program. Competitors in the Safe Archery and Firearms Education and Training for Youth program are immersed in essential firearm-safety training to learn maturity, self-discipline, responsibility, and sportsmanship.

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