2017 4-H Legacy Awards: Embodying the 4-H Grown Spirit

Another year, another astounding evening of impact and empowerment! If we’ve learned anything from the 4‑H Legacy Awards, it’s that our young people have a story to tell, a community to inspire, and a drive for success and service. The 2017 event was no different, as over 300 4‑H alumni, youth, educators, and supporters came…

March 22, 2017 11:48 AM
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March 22, 2017 11:48 AM

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National Ag Day: Why It’s Important for Kids to Understand Where Their Food Comes From

Agriculture is a part of all of us, and National Ag Day is a perfect time to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture across the United States. Growing up on a farm, every day was Ag Day. Waking to the shrill crow of the rooster, I would don my denim overalls and sleepily…

March 20, 2017 3:29 PM
4-H Today

March 20, 2017 3:29 PM

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2017 4-H Legacy Awards: Meet the Honorees

On March 21, National 4‑H Council will hold its 8th annual Legacy Awards in Washington, D.C., honoring and celebrating True Leaders and 4‑H Grown Alumni, and bringing together dignitaries, community leaders, entertainers and more to celebrate 4‑H and its impact. Here are the honorees and special guests that will be in attendance: The Hosts This…

March 20, 2017 12:07 PM
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March 20, 2017 12:07 PM

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4-H Alum, NASA Astronaut Encourages 4-H Kids to 'Dream Big'

“Dream big…and I mean really big!” This was 4‑H alumna Peggy Whitson’s advice to youth from the 4‑H Clubs of Houston and Hartsfield Elementary School in Texas during a twenty-minute interview on March 3rd, 2017. And such advice is not to be taken lightly when you consider that it was given by someone 250 miles…

March 7, 2017 8:38 AM
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March 7, 2017 8:38 AM

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Introducing the 2017 4-H Youth in Action Awards Recipients

National 4‑H Council is proud to announce the recipients of the 2017 4‑H Youth in Action Awards. These four young people exemplify the life skills 4‑H’ers are mastering across the country and the types of lasting impact 4‑H’ers are having in their families and their communities. It is our honor to formally introduce these True…

February 21, 2017 9:38 AM

February 21, 2017 9:38 AM

Brand in Action: Brett Schomer, Montana 4-H

“Brand in Action” is a series of interviews with 4‑H leaders in states nationwide who are investing in the 4‑H Grows Engagement Campaign to elevate the 4‑H brand, raise resources to help grow the 4‑H program and positively impact more young people. This month, we feature Brett Schomer, program and events coordinator at the Montana…

February 15, 2017 3:38 PM
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February 15, 2017 3:38 PM

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4-H Infographic: Teens Taking the Lead on Health

From obesity to mental health, today’s teens face multiple challenges that impact their health and wellbeing not just now, but for years to come. 4‑H believes in the power of young people to take action and lead positive health outcomes in their lives and communities. Check out the newly-released infographic on the state of youth health…

February 10, 2017 11:06 AM

February 10, 2017 11:06 AM

4-H Expert Series: Regina Heyward, 4-H Alumna & SVP at Wells Fargo, on diversity and inclusion

Regina Heyward’s 4‑H experience started in a small town in Georgia, and it set her on a path that has taken her all over the world. As an expert in sustainability, Heyward works in developing nations in Europe, Asia and South America to ensure that corporations have practices in place to promote positive development. After…

February 9, 2017 12:33 PM
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February 9, 2017 12:33 PM

4-H TodayPledge to YouthAlumni

4-H for Health: A Pledge to Greater Heart Health

February is all about hearts! Yes, Valentine’s Day is coming up, but it’s also American Heart Month. The heart is one of the most important organs in your body–you can’t live without it! Unfortunately, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. It’s about time we showed our hearts a…

February 7, 2017 9:14 AM
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February 7, 2017 9:14 AM

4-H TodayHealthy LivingAlumni

Q&A: Former 4-H'er Tackles Bullying

The life of a teenager is a difficult one. You’re subject to the rule of parents and teachers, you have limited freedom, you’re forced to spend the majority of your life at school, and through it all, you have to figure out how to navigate the treacherous waters of social pressures and constructs. Those factors…

January 24, 2017 9:35 AM
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January 24, 2017 9:35 AM

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