Missouri 4-H Foundation News Releases

COLUMBIA, Mo. – 4-H, the largest youth development program in the nation, is calling on all alumni 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 220,000 4-H'ers in Missouri.

COLUMBIA, Mo. – On Friday, March 17, the Missouri 4-H Foundation honored 40 dedicated volunteers for their commitment to helping Missouri 4-H youth and communities thrive.

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Debbie and Jason Parsons of Johnson County was honored with the 2017 Friend of 4-H Award by the Missouri 4-H Foundation on March 17 in Columbia. They were recognized for their commitment to the University of Missouri Extension 4-H youth development program.

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Officer Jeff Durbin was honored with the 2017 State 4-H Council Alumni Award by the Missouri 4-H Foundation on March 17 in Columbia. Durbin was recognized for his leadership as a 4-H alum and his commitment to the University of Missouri Extension 4-H youth development program.

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Kingsville Livestock Auction of Johnson County was honored with a 2017 Naomi Crouch 4-H Volunteer Leadership Award on March 17 in Columbia. They were recognized for their commitment to the University of Missouri Extension 4-H youth development program.

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Joan Zeller of Lafayette County was honored with a 2017 Naomi Crouch 4-H Volunteer Leadership Award on March 17 in Columbia. Zeller was one of three volunteers recognized for her commitment to the University of Missouri Extension 4-H youth development program.

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Nancy Wilkerson of Monroe County was honored with a 2017 Naomi Crouch 4-H Volunteer Leadership Award on March 17 in Columbia. Wilkerson was one of three volunteers recognized for her commitment to the University of Missouri Extension 4-H youth development program.

COLUMBIA, Mo. – In recognition of National Volunteer Month, 4-H members will again partner with Crader Distributing and local Stihl dealers for a week of service and citizenship in April, planting Liberty Trees in communities throughout Missouri. The effort is part a monthlong 4-H True Leaders in Service initiative with thousands of youth nationwide rolling up their sleeves in service to their communities.

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Jensen Mayes of Lathrop, Mo., a member of the Lathrop Shamrock 4-H Club in Clinton County, was recently selected as a young professional board member to States’ 4-H International Exchange Programs (States’ 4-H), a not-for-profit educational and cultural organization.

COLUMBIA, Mo. – More than 800 of Missouri's farmers, ranchers and agribusiness leaders gathered at the Lake of the Ozarks Dec. 14-16, 2016, for the 47th Annual Governor's Conference on Agriculture, hosted by the Missouri Department of Agriculture.

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