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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.

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How does your club engage with the larger world? Through service, 4-H members develop leadership skills, interact with others and—most importantly—improve the quality of community life.

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The holiday season is a time of celebrating with family and friends. However, holidays have a much different appearance for military families. Their loved one may be deployed overseas, not allowing them to celebrate together. In many circumstances their loved one has passed away, whether in …

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Congress took a step to address the critical need for wildlife conservation on Dec. 14. U.S. House Reps. Jeff Fortenberry, R-NE, and Debbie Dingell, D-MI, introduced a bill to fund state wildlife conservation using existing mineral and energy royalties from federal lands.

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In the spirit of giving, Prowers County 4-H members participated in a community service put on by the 4-H county council officer. This year 4-H members assisted in putting together twenty-four fleece blankets for Lamar and Holly nursing home residents. The members also designed Christmas car…