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Raegan Klaassen, daughter of Chris and Ginger Klaassen, was awarded the overall grand champion award showing her Doublestop CL Plus variety in the 2019 Oklahoma 4-H/FFA Junior Wheat Show. Klaassen placed second in production and milling and fifth in baking, earning her the title of first pla…

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Ford County 4-Hers will be celebrating National 4-H Week October 6 to 12. This year’s theme, “Inspire Kids to Do,” is a campaign that will give kids more opportunities to do and empower them with the skills they need to succeed in life and a career. To celebrate National 4-H Week, our 4-Hers…

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In 4-H, you can choose from over 30 projects that you can be involved in. No, 4-H is not just about animals—you can choose other projects like woodworking, shooting sports and sport fishing.

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Tractor Supply Company’s Mobile Fair Tour is making its way to your city this fair season. From Sept. 6 to 9, Kansas State Fair-goers will have the chance to experience fun and games at the Tractor Supply booth and celebrate 4-H and FFA youth who are making a difference in Hutchinson.

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The 2019 Taiwan Agricultural Youth Exchange Program is currently accepting applications from high school seniors or college freshmen who are passionate about agriculture and are interested in representing Kansas in a week-long exchange program Oct. 26 through Nov. 3.

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Nearly 700 4-H and FFA students and over 200 coaches from over 34 states recently gathered in Oklahoma for the 68th National Land and Range Judging Contest. After two days of practice at sites in the Oklahoma City area, the contest was held near El Reno, Oklahoma, at the Cheyenne Arapaho Tri…

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A recently introduced House bill would give an economic boost to young people in agriculture by allowing 4-H and FFA students aged 21 and younger to keep more of the modest income they earn. The students can turn around and put the money toward higher education or future agricultural project…

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Science, technology, engineering, and math careers are in high demand and will continue to be in future years. To engage youth in crop science-based education, the Innovative Youth Corn Challenge was created as a partnership between the Nebraska Corn Board and Nebraska Extension.

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Do you know a teen who loves learning about crops? Perhaps she is considering a career involving crops, insects, diseases, soils, or water or perhaps he wants to figure out how to feed the world's growing population in a sustainable way?

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Tractor Supply’s “Follow Us to the Fair” Tour recently completed its 11,000-mile cross-country journey to state and county fairs, making 24 stops in 14 states over six months from June to November 2018. The fourth year of the tour recognized more than 100 4-H and FFA youth who are making a d…

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Together is better than alone. The 4-H club my family and I are in is wonderful. On the smaller side, our club tries to be welcoming to new 4-H families and invite others to join the 4-H program and our club. For an office this year I was secretary, which was a great experience! It helped me…

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Head, heart, hands and health. For decades 4-H members have recited the pledge to use their talents and abilities for the betterment of themselves, their communities, their country and their world.

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While browsing the exhibits at the recent Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson and searching for my daughter’s projects, I marveled at all the creativity and talent on display inside 4-H Centennial Hall. I wondered how many collective hours Kansas 4-Hers had spent working on projects to fill the …

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The 4-H program was started over 100 years ago and while it has branched to urban areas, and rightfully so, I’m proud of a program that fits my rural roots.

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Linda “Jo” Turner, retired Missouri 4-H program leader and former interim director of University of Missouri Extension, will be inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame Oct. 19 at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Md.

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The summer sun is setting in the western Kansas sky, and the young 4-H member is still practicing.

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4-H and FFA champions from around the state competed in the 13th Annual Nebraska Elite Showman Competition recently at the Nebraska State Fair. The Nebraska Department of Agriculture and the Nebraska Rural Radio Association coordinate this prestigious event in cooperation with the Nebraska S…

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CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, and the National 4-H Council, the nation's largest youth development organization, have announced the sixth year of their partnership to bring the award-winning Commodity Carnival experience to state and county fairs th…

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4-H member Logan Fickes lives in Clay County and is a member of the Washington Headliners 4-H club. He took this photo on the Hayes Church Road in Clay County. (Photo by Logan Fickes.)

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AGCO Corporation, Duluth, Georgia, is having the second annual Sowing Good Deeds program, showcasing rodeo committees throughout North America and the substantive impact they have in their local communities.

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Many don’t realize that Rock Springs operates like a small town: it manages its own electric lines and transformers, collects and transports recycling and waste from all facilities to a central collection point, maintains roads, sidewalks, and trails, and even has its own freshwater and wast…

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More than 700 4-H and FFA students from over 30 states competed in the recent 67th National Land and Range Judging Contest hosted by the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts. After two days of practice at sites in Oklahoma City, the contest was held outside of El Reno, Oklahoma at …

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It is a pretty normal occurrence to find Oklahoma 4-Hers showing livestock at the county fair, giving a speech on the importance of living a healthy lifestyle or taking part in a robotics competition.

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Kids today are missing some experiences that grow the life skills they need—like confidence, responsibility, independence and compassion.

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The largest youth development program in the nation, 4-H, is calling on alumni and supporters to help bring 4-H programming to 10 million youth by 2025. Currently, 4-H empowers nearly 6 million young people in every county across America, including one in three eligible youth across all 93 c…

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Tractor Supply Company, the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the country, is hosting its ninth year of Paper Clover, a fundraising campaign that provides millions of dollars in scholarships for 4-H youth in partnership with National 4-H council.

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Spring clean your home or apartment with safety in mind. An older friend always put items on the upstairs steps to avoid making so many trips. Sounds like a good idea but not a safe one. Pick up any items that are on the stairs and objects that are on the floor. It’s too easy to trip and fal…

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4-H, the largest youth development program in the nation, is calling on alumni and supporters to raise their hands to help bring 4-H to 10 million youth by 2025. Currently, 4-H empowers nearly 6 million young people in every county across America, including more than 190,000 4-Hers in Missouri.

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Just underneath the earth’s surface lie clues to Arkansas’ past and a group of citizen scientists and 4-H’ers in Desha County are doing their part to uncover those clues.

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4-H members are asked to complete a lot of tasks throughout the year, including thanking people. Members receive awards from the fair, sell livestock projects at the fair sale and receive awards of recognition at the achievement banquet. These are all just some instances when saying thank yo…

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High school students have many choices facing them about further education after graduation. Four-year degrees, junior colleges or certificate programs—which is the right choice for their next life chapter?

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Recently, I was fortunate to attend the Western 4-H Institute. While there, I participated in an activity that really got me thinking. Our presenters laid out paper masks and asked us to write down all of the projects that we participated in during our own 4-H careers or program areas that w…

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It’s stock show season again. Both 4-H and FFA members have been working hard all winter to get to the county stock show to exhibit their prized animals. This year the show will take place Feb. 20 to 23 at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds.

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Oklahoma’s delegation of 4-H’ers, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension county educators and volunteer leaders made the trek recently to the Mile High City to take part in the Denver Western National Roundup.