The captain of the 4-H leadership team. This person is responsible for the organization and maintenance of the club, communications with the Extension office, and coordinating the leadership team in planning, conducting and evaluating the 4-H club.
A member of the 4-H group leadership team who works with a group of 4-H members interested in a specific subject matter area. This person guides the 4-H member in setting project goals and conducting "Learning by Doing" experiences that help them reach their goals.
A member of the 4-H club leadership team who is responsible for organizing the club's social and educational activities.
A member of the 4-H club leadership team who is an experienced 4-H member with knowledge and skills to share with the 4-H club members. A teen leader may serve in any of the club leadership team roles.
A member of the club leadership team who serves the 4-H club at the invitation of one of the above leadership team members. This person may provide knowledge, skills or services in specific projects or activities. He or she may provide services such as transportation, refreshments, meeting, facilities, etc.
The Dixie National Sale of Junior Champions began in 1969 as a conversation between two Mississippi State University livestock specialists dedicated to building better youth through livestock programs.
It all started back in 1966, when former 4-H’er Ruby Beckley decided to become a 4-H volunteer leader. During her own days in 4-H, she won corn-growing competitions, and she knew, even though she wasn’t a mother yet, she needed to share her talents with the next generation.
For Mattie and Willie Williams, it’s always been about the children. They first got involved with the MSU Extension Service through 4-H when their children were young. (Photo by Kevin Hudson)
Katelyn Orr helped Cleveland residents get their hearts pumping and burn a few calories during the Community Walk in April.
After working all day, Deidra Rollins knew the last thing she wanted to do was spend every evening and weekend at the ball field. But she wanted something she and her daughter, Tory, could do together. So she stopped by the local Mississippi State University Extension Service office.
When she started volunteering with Tate County 4-H almost 15 years ago, Joy Magness didn’t know much about the youth development program delivered by the Mississippi State University Extension Service.
She was home-schooling her two children, Samantha and Eli, and her fellow home-schooling parent and friend Adelia Gaines asked Magness if she’d like her kids to join 4-H and if she’d like to volunteer.