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
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.
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.
It's ATV Safety Week! (Photo by Kevin Hudson)
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)
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.”
A tale as old as time: A boy’s older relative advises him to join 4-H. He refuses.
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.*
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.
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.
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.