4-H Expert Series: Empowering Today’s Youth to Help Foster World Change

In 1965, 10-year-old Kip Tom achieved a long-awaited dream of joining 4‑H in a small rural community in northern Indiana. From that moment until 1974, a pathway began that would lead him to become a leader in agriculture. Today, he is Ambassador Kip Tom, United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food…

10 Ways to Celebrate National 4-H Week

For over 100 years, 4‑H has inspired families, shaped careers, and impacted communities. On October 6 through 12, we will celebrate the impact of 4‑H during National 4‑H Week. Here are some ways you can celebrate 4‑H! Host a 4‑H Rally With permission, host a4‑H rally at a school or community center. It’s a great…

Seeking Game Changers for 4-H National Youth Science Day

4‑H National Youth Science Day (NYSD) is an annual initiative inspiring kids everywhere to take an active interest in STEM topics through hands-on learning. Celebrations begin October 1, with participation across the country in classrooms, clubs, homes, and afterschool spaces. This year’s 4‑H NYSD challenge, Game Changers, was developed by Google and West Virginia Extension…

4-H Inspires Youth Advocacy Through Juntos Program

For Sofia, a Juntos 4‑H’er and senior at Moreno Valley High School in California, it was not hard to notice how her school stood out for all the wrong reasons. “Every city has its sketchy areas, and my school… it is not high class like the other high schools.” She explained. If you step foot…

4-H Alumni Feature: Jumping to New Heights through 4-H

A little over 20 years ago, Lisa Borg started Ozark Miniature Tack and Equine Supplies. A lover of horses and all things equine, Lisa designed and offered quality equine supplies for minis and ponies. About two years ago, Ozark Mini Tack was purchased by State Line Tack, who not only saw a good business opportunity but great leadership and knowledge…

From 4‑H to Farm Bureau: 4-H Was Where I Learned More

4‑H alumni are always eager to share their 4‑H story. It’s a proud moment as they recount their experience at 4‑H camp, attending and showing at their local Fair, or completing a 4‑H project. These experiences are what shaped them to become who they are today. Whether they’re farmers, educators, or small business owners, alumni…

From 4-H to Farm Bureau: I Owe It to 4-H

4‑H alumni are always eager to share their 4‑H story. It’s a proud moment as they recount their experience at 4‑H camp, attending and showing at their local Fair, or completing a 4‑H project. These experiences are what shaped them to become who they are today. Whether they’re farmers, educators, or small business owners, alumni…

4-H Youth in Action: Supporting Those with Special Needs

I’ve never missed a county fair in my life. In fact, I was almost born at one. My county fair will always hold a special place in my heart. I want to ensure all young people have the chance to participate – particularly three little boys in my life who have special needs. Individuals who…

You Are an Inspiration to Us All

By JENNIFER SIRANGELO

In 4‑H we serve young people from all walks of life. Many credit their 4‑H experience with helping them learn to be themselves and allowing them to shine—no matter their background, race, beliefs, lifestyles, circumstances, or upbringing. I am proud to affirm the thousands of LGBTQ+ 4‑H youth and alumni who live their truth. You…

4-H Youth in Action: Recognizing Hard Work

Has anyone ever told you that all of your hard work will pay off in the end? I heard this line several times growing up, never thinking twice about it. I always figured it was some adult way of trying to keep me motivated to stay on track. When I was recognized as the 2019…