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
Tyler Branch has been showing goats since he was 8 years old, and all his years of hard work really paid off this week.
Mississippi 4-H teams and individual members recently landed several top 10 finishes in a variety of categories when they competed in the Western National 4-H Roundup in Denver.
Members of the Hinds County 4-H Leadership team for 2017-2018 were recently selected. The team consists of 4-H’ers in both the Mississippi State University Extension Service 4-H program and the Alcorn State University Extension 4-H program. Team members are selected based on performance in and commitment to the 4-H program and participation in leadership roles in their 4-H clubs, schools and communities. Selected team members will learn about and practice leadership, citizenship and communication skills through various projects.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Winter weather makes life more difficult for wildlife, even in the South. Animals must have shelter to survive the potentially deadly effects of ice, snow and freezing rain.
Food can be hard to find in winter. Animals that eat plants or insects have few choices once their food dies with the cold weather or is covered by wintry precipitation. Even predators face food shortages since winter conditions can cause their prey to spend more time in hiding.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Although they are beneficial as a hunting tool to increase visibility, elevated tree stands come with many safety concerns.
Fortunately, it is easier than ever to hunt safely from trees. When using a tree stand, design choice and placement location are your most important decisions. Finding a healthy, large tree with no visible signs of damage or rot is essential when using fixed, permanent or ladder-style tree stands. These stands require a sturdy base to mount and climbing gear to reach ideal hunting height.
Baby chickens are so cute and cuddly that few people can resist holding them. Unfortunately, as public interest in raising backyard birds has grown so has the number of Salmonella outbreaks in the U.S. (Photo by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Some people can’t resist the latest spring fashions. Others plant flowers in profusion.
Then there are those, like me, who are highly susceptible to the cheerful chirping of newly hatched chicks. (Photo by Kat Lawrence)
Do you know a high school student interested in working in the medical field or a related science career one day?
The Rural Medical and Science Scholars program could be for them.
(Photo by Kevin Hudson)
A tale as old as time: A boy’s older relative advises him to join 4-H. He refuses.