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4-H Expert Series: Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden, USDA

By _Amaya_Collins_ September 2, 2015

Encouraging young people nationwide to reach their full potential is the number one priority for 4‑H.…

Filling the STEM Pipeline: National 4-H Council and Lockheed Martin to Prepare More Diverse Youth for STEM Careers

By National 4-H Council August 26, 2015

National 4‑H Council and Lockheed Martin announced today the launch of a new national program, STEM Futures, to inspire more American youth to discover and explore career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The three year, $3 million commitment will build a STEM pipeline of future scientists, engineers and community science professionals.

Colleen Murray and Sean Flynn Recognized as 4-H Youth Innovators of the Year for Excellence in STEM

By National 4-H Council July 28, 2015

National 4‑H Council and HughesNet, the nation’s #1 satellite Internet service provider from Hughes Network Systems (Hughes), announced Colleen Murray from Delaware and Sean Flynn from New York as the 4‑H Innovators of the Year. This recognition distinguishes teens who display a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

4-H Parent POV: James Experiences Loss and Acceptance

By Lisa Furness July 20, 2015

James was growing older, and he was busy going to school, spending time with his friends…

4-H Alumni Spotlight: Elizabeth Riley

By _Amaya_Collins_ May 13, 2015

Wood shavings, goat hair, and judging notebooks characterized my summers growing up, rather than the traditional…

Pledge to Youth: 4-H Youth Meet the POTUS

By _Amaya_Collins_ April 13, 2015

It’s a 4-H tradition. 4-H’ers have met with every U.S. President dating back to 1912 when…

4-H Parent POV: When James Met Goldie, and Seven Others

By Lisa Furness February 24, 2015

A family friend had some chickens on his farm and offered to give four to James.…

Alumni Spotlight: Otha Thornton, President, National Parent Teacher Association

By _Amaya_Collins_ February 13, 2015

How do we strengthen the connection between family and youth development? It’s with various in-school and…

4-H Parent POV: James Builds a Coop

By Lisa Furness October 13, 2014

James was an energetic but sensitive young boy growing up the middle child of three boys.…

4-H and My Wildly Unanticipated Life

By Elizabeth Riley August 26, 2014

It’s so easy to forget the meaning of words that we often recite. I’m no different;…

4-H Alumni Spotlight: Ariel Rivers

By _Amaya_Collins_ July 28, 2014

We continue to share the amazing stories of adults who credit their experience and life lessons…

Happy Birthday, Cooperative Extension System!

By _Amaya_Collins_ May 8, 2014

May 8, 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, important legislation signed into law…