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.
Extension meets clients where they are through virtual platforms
Story by Nathan Gregory • Photos by Kevin Hudson
The Mississippi State University Extension Service has been part of Terry Barron’s life in many ways since she moved back to her home state more than 12 years ago.
First, she was a volunteer leader of her two sons’ 4-H club. Now, she is more of a learner as a frequent participant in Extension virtual educational meetings organized by James Shannon, an MSU Extension agent in Pontotoc County, which Barron calls home.
Patrick Lemoine has been guiding young people for nearly two decades. As a volunteer with the Mississippi State University Extension Service 4-H youth development program, he’s coached numerous 4-H forestry, poultry, and livestock teams to victories. But his 2019 Rankin County 4-H forestry team’s second-place win at the National 4-H Forestry Invitational in August was one of his proudest accomplishments.
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.