Mississippi 4-H Foundation Advisory Board
The Mississippi 4-H Foundation Advisory Board supports the Foundation and Mississippi 4-H by developing relationships, identifying potential donors, and communicating with others about the value and impact of 4-H in Mississippi.
Roles of the Foundation Advisory Board members
- Serve as a role model of leadership, advocacy, and investment for 4-H’ers, 4-H alumni, and donors.
- Identify prospective donors, inform them of the value and impact that their investment can provide for the 4-H program and encourage them to provide support, and connect those donors to the MSU Foundation representatives.
- Strengthen public and private support and investment in 4-H at the local, state, and federal levels through networking, relationship-building, leadership, and advocacy.
Mississippi 4-H Foundation Advisory Board Members
John Mark Holliday, Chair
Andy Berry, Vice Chair
Frank Castiglia, Jr.
Dr. Gary Jackson
Dr. Michael Newman
Dr. Paula Threadgill
Camille Scales Young
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Harry Martin helped create the blueprint for major industrial and economic development in Lee County, and now he is laying another foundation for something big -- this time for a Mississippi 4-H statewide scholarship campaign.
Martin partnered with the Mississippi State University Extension Center for 4-H Youth Development to establish the Harry Martin 4-H Youth Leadership Endowed Scholarship. His support was recognized Sept. 11, when he was presented a commemorative football during the game between MSU and North Carolina State University.
Leaders at Walmart in Louisville had already noticed Facebook posts announcing the new Winston County 4-H Kayak and Fishing Club when front-end coach Nikki Marshall realized they had too many life jackets and paddles in stock.
Assessing and Adjusting
MSU Extension prepares 4-H HomeGrown Scholarship campaign
Back to Her Roots
Although Greta Thornton’s children are adults, she could not give up the volunteer work that she says keeps her connected to agriculture.
Neal Smith grew up in Picayune in Pearl River County and has lived in Ohio for 27 years. As the chief executive officer and executive secretary for the American Jersey Cattle Association, Smith has been able to stay connected to the reason he joined 4-H as a child—his love of dairy cattle. He first joined 4-H because he wanted to show his Jersey calf at the Pearl River County Fair.
When Emma Grace McGrew became Mississippi’s 2017 Miss Hospitality, a year of exciting experiences awaited the former Prentiss County 4-H’er and self-proclaimed country girl.