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National 4‑H Council Receives Transformational $50 Million Gift from MacKenzie Scott

February 22, 2022

Today, National 4-H Council announced a $50 million gift from writer and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, the largest single gift in 4-H’s 120-year history.

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National 4‑H Council Board Elects New Chair and Trustees

January 13, 2022

U.S Dairy Export Council President and CEO Krysta Harden Selected as Board Chair Corteva Agriscience Executive Vice President Rajan Gajaria and Louisiana 4-H Alumnus Tay Moore Selected as Trustees Chevy Chase, MD (January 13, 2022) – National 4 H Council has announced the election of U.S. Dairy Export Council’s president and CEO Krysta Harden as board…

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National 4‑H Council Board of Trustees Elects U.S. Dairy Export Council President and CEO Krysta Harden as Board Chair

January 13, 2022

CHEVY CHASE, MD (January 13, 2022) – Krysta Harden, the first woman to lead the U.S. Dairy Export Council and a former U.S. Agriculture Department deputy secretary, has been elected board chair by the National 4-H Council Board of Trustees. Harden will focus on extending opportunity to all American youth by leading National 4-H Council’s ambitious…

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4‑H Selects Five Teens as National 4‑H Tech Changemakers for 2022

December 14, 2021

National 4-H Council announced the national 4-H Tech Changemakers for 2022. Five 4-H teens from around the country were selected as ambassadors of the 4-H Tech Changemakers program. They will spend the next year teaching digital skills in their local communities while advocating for digital equity and skills education across the country.

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Dr. Jacqueline Applegate, President, North America Crop Science for Bayer, is Elected to National 4‑H Council’s Board of Trustees

October 18, 2021

Chevy Chase, Maryland (October 18, 2021) National 4-H Council is pleased to announce the election of Dr. Jacqueline (Jackie) Applegate, President, North America Crop Science for Bayer, to its Board of Trustees. Dr. Applegate was unanimously elected to the Board of Trustees during Council’s most recent meeting on September 16. “I am honored and privileged…

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Illinois Student Recognized for Global STEM Contributions with National 4‑H Youth in Action STEM Pillar Award and Scholarship Sponsored by HughesNet

October 4, 2021

Dhruv Rebba receives $5,000 scholarship, sponsored by HughesNet, and will serve as 4-H’s national youth spokesperson for STEM Chevy Chase, MD (October 4, 2021) – In celebration of National 4-H Week, National 4-H Council today announced that Dhruv Rebba, 17, of Normal, Illinois, is the winner of the 2022 4-H Youth in Action Award for…

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