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Animal

  • Beef
  • Dairy
  • Dog care
  • Goats
  • Horses
  • Meat Science
  • Pets (other than dogs)
  • Poultry
  • Sheep
  • Swine
  • Veterinary Science

Communication and Expressive Arts

  • Communication Arts
  • Expressive Arts
  • Photography
  • Recreation (Leisure Education)

Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Breads
  • Child Development
  • Clothing and Textiles
  • Clothing Selection
  • Consumer Education
  • Dairy Foods
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Food Preservation
  • Interior Design
  • Home Management

Environmental Education

  • Conservation
  • Forestry
  • Shooting Sports
  • Wildlife

Personal Development and Leadership

  • Career Exploration
  • Citizenship
  • Health
  • Leadership
  • Personal Development
  • Introductory 4-H Projects (5-8 year olds)

Plant

  • Field Crops
  • Gardening (Fruits, Vegetables, Ornamental, and Flowers)
  • Plant and Soil Sciences

Other Projects

  • Cultural Education
  • Economics, Business, Marketing
  • Entomology
  • Safety

Technology and Engineering

  • Automotive
  • Bicycle
  • Computer Technology
  • Electricity
  • Engines and Tractors
  • Robotics
  • Welding
  • Wood Science
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News

A teenage boy in a blue and white long-sleeved shirt and protective gear, including a red and black helmet and black gloves, rides a red ATV around orange cones during a safety class. (Kevin Hudson)
Filed Under: 4-H, 4-H Safety Programs, ATV Safety June 5, 2018

It's ATV Safety Week! (Photo by Kevin Hudson)

Filed Under: 4-H June 1, 2018

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)

A young girl and her mother are pictured with their horse.
Filed Under: 4-H, 4-H Livestock Program, Youth Livestock May 22, 2018

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 young rider in full safety gear navigates a turn on an all-terrain vehicle.
Filed Under: ATV Safety May 18, 2018

June 2-10 is ATV Safety Week  

WEST POINT, Miss. -- Many Mississippians enjoy the usefulness and thrill of riding all-terrain vehicles, but the dangerous nature of these machines is highlighted in the June 2-10 4-H ATV Safety Week.

Mississippi ranks 15th in the nation in ATV-related deaths. In 2017, nine youngsters died after suffering traumatic injuries in ATV accidents.

Filed Under: 4-H, Youth Livestock April 27, 2018

RAYMOND, Miss. -- The 4-H Livestock Club in Hinds County has deep roots. And now that history is on display for all to see at the Multi-Purpose Livestock Building on the Hinds Community College campus.
 
Agents of the Mississippi State University Extension Service in Hinds County found hundreds of documents, photos and other memorabilia related to the club when they were moving their office from Jackson to Raymond a few years ago.
 
“We found two filing cabinets full of things dating back to the club’s beginning in the 1930s,” said Extension agent Theresa Hand. “We didn’t even know one of those cabinets was there.”

Success Stories

A young man wearing a cap and checked shirt.
4-H
Volume 4 Number 1

A tale as old as time: A boy’s older relative advises him to join 4-H. He refuses.

A smiling woman in a blue shirt poses for the camera.
4-H
Volume 4 Number 1

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.*

A man and two girls stand in a barn with three horses.
Youth Livestock, Equine
Volume 4 Number 1

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.

Two elderly women display their healthy food choices.
Health and Wellness
Volume 4 Number 1

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.

Man in green dress shirt sits at a table with a woman in a white dress
4-H
Volume 3 Number 4

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.

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