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  • Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. –  For the 75th consecutive year, millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni across the country will celebrate National 4-H Week during the first week of October.
  • Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017
    SEDALIA, Mo. – “Making the best better” for generations of Missouri 4-H club members, 46 volunteers joined the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame on Aug. 19 at State Fair Community College in Sedalia.
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  • Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017
    SEDALIA, Mo. – Twenty-one 4-H youth got a taste of running a small business by selling original handmade items to Missouri State Fair visitors, Aug. 10-20.
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  • Monday, July 31, 2017
    JACKSON COUNTY, Mo. – Young people from nine states gathered in Independence, Mo., July 23-26 for the seventh annual FilmFest 4-H film festival. Of the 27 films accepted for screening, many were produced by the youth in attendance. In addition to film screenings, teens attended workshops geared toward them by film industry professionals.
  • Thursday, July 20, 2017
    SEDALIA, Mo. – Forty-six Missourians will be inducted into the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center on the State Fair Community College campus in Sedalia.
  • Wednesday, July 19, 2017
    MARSHALL, Mo. – Fairgoers at the annual Saline County 4-H and FFA Youth Fair got more than they bid for this year.
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  • Thursday, June 15, 2017
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Youth from across the nation will travel to Kansas City this July to attend FilmFest 4-H, the national 4-H film festival.
  • Thursday, June 15, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Golfers hit the greens in support of Missouri 4-H youth at the eighth annual 4-H Clover Classic Golf Tournament on June 6 in Columbia, Mo. Co-presenting sponsors were The Climate Corp., a division of Monsanto, and Great American Insurance Group’s Crop Division.
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  • Wednesday, May 31, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Hundreds of Missouri 4-H members, parents, volunteers and friends have challenged themselves to get fit and move more for the past six months as part of the 4-H Move Across Missouri (MOVE) healthy living challenge. The effort, which is sponsored by Missouri Care, a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans Inc., is designed to encourage 4-H clubs, families and friends to “move” by adding more exercise into their daily routines.
  • Thursday, May 25, 2017
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – “Quiet on the set! Camera ready?”
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  • Monday, April 24, 2017
    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.
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  • Thursday, April 6, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri 4-H members are digging deep into learning about healthy soils.
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  • Friday, March 24, 2017
    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.
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  • Thursday, March 16, 2017
    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 of a monthlong 4-H True Leaders in Service initiative with thousands of youth nationwide rolling up their sleeves in service to their communities.
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  • Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016
    KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – Despite retirement, Charlie Rosenkrans remains among the top cheerleaders for University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and MU Extension.
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  • Friday, Oct. 14, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Linda “Jo” Turner was honored by the Missouri 4-H Foundation with the Nelson Trickey 4-H Bridge Builder Award on Friday, Oct. 7, in Columbia. Turner has had a lifelong career in extension and 4-H, working to extend the reach of the program and strengthen opportunities for young people throughout Missouri and beyond.
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  • Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Kotone Ochiai, from Chigasaki, Japan, traveled to Missouri for a monthlong home stay this summer. Kotone came to live on the Peterson family farm near Walnut Grove with Mikayla, 14, Serena, 16, and parents Jennifer and Greg Peterson.
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  • Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016
    SEDALIA, Mo. – “Making the best better” for generations of Missouri 4-H Club members, 54 volunteers joined the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame on Aug. 13 at State Fair Community College in Sedalia.
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  • Thursday, July 28, 2016
    SEDALIA, Mo. – Fifty-four Missourians will be inducted into the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center on the State Fair Community College campus in Sedalia.
  • Thursday, July 28, 2016
    GRAND ISLAND, Neb. – For the second year in a row, Missouri 4-H shooters brought home the championship title at the 4-H Shooting Sports National Championship tournament, June 26-July 1 in Grand Island, Neb.
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  • Wednesday, June 29, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Sarah Townley, a member of the Busy Bees 4-H club in Dade County, was elected president of the State 4-H Council. Her election was announced at the conclusion of the 71st annual State 4-H Congress.
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  • Monday, June 13, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Golfers hit the greens in support of Missouri 4-H youth at the seventh annual 4-H Clover Classic Golf Tournament, June 7 in Columbia. Co-presenting sponsors were The Climate Corporation, a division of Monsanto; and Great American Insurance, Crop Division.
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  • Thursday, June 9, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Openings remain for the “Arts as a Portal to Science” camp during Summers@Mizzou, July 24-28.
  • Wednesday, May 25, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Goppert Foundation of Kansas City has made a $50,000 gift to the Missouri 4-H Foundation to grow the Goppert Foundation Endowed 4-H Scholarship Fund, which provides perpetual support for 4-H youth from 10 Missouri counties to attend college.
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  • Friday, May 13, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – High school students will explore art as a way to understand the complexity of science at the “Arts as a Portal to Science” camp during Summers@Mizzou, July 24-28.
  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016
    BUFFALO, Mo. – The Dallas County Beef Cow Camp for youth ages 8 and older will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, at the Dallas County Fairgrounds in Buffalo.
  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Missouri 4-H Foundation has launched a $1.3 million campaign to establish the Missouri 4-H Environmental and Natural Resources Endowment Fund. This fund will provide a permanent base of support for a state 4-H youth specialist position to implement and manage the Missouri 4-H Outdoor Education program.
  • Thursday, May 5, 2016
    WARRENSBURG, Mo. – The National 4-H Council and HughesNet awarded a $10,000 grant to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programming to 4-H campers in Missouri. 4-H is part of University of Missouri Extension.
  • Wednesday, April 20, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – No one expected Kaitlyn Hassler to live when she was born weighing 11 ounces.
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  • Friday, Feb. 12, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The University of Missouri Extension 4-H State Meats Judging contest on Feb. 6 drew 38 competing 4-H members. More than 50 FFA students also participated as practice for upcoming events, said Shane Potter, MU Extension 4-H youth development specialist.
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  • Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015
    ASHLAND, Mo. – Months of feeding, grooming and training 4-H Boer goats pay off for Riley Tade when he goes to the 116th annual American Royal Livestock Show in Kansas City in late October.
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  • Friday, Oct. 2, 2015
    HANNIBAL, Mo. –Marissa Todd has Down syndrome, but that hasn’t stopped the Marion County high school senior from getting involved in her 4-H club, holding office or becoming a 4-H camp counselor.
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  • Friday, Sept. 18, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo. — Employment patterns over the past decade are prompting many enterprising youths to explore business ownership as an avenue for income.
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  • Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Monsanto Co. was honored with the Missouri 4-H Foundation Nelson Trickey 4-H Bridge Builder Award Sept. 11 in Columbia. Monsanto Co. has been a dedicated Missouri 4-H partner for more than 30 years.
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  • Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015
    GALT, Mo. – Layton Stonger and his sheep, Wooly and Roo, quietly stole the 4-H sheep show at the 2015 Missouri State Fair.
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  • Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015
    SEDALIA, Mo. - “Making the best better” for generations of Missouri 4-H Club members, 46 4-H luminaries joined the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame on August 15 at the State Fair Community College campus.
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  • Monday, Aug. 10, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri 4-H shooting sports teams won top honors among at the 2015 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships in Grand Island, Neb.
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  • Friday, Aug. 7, 2015
    SEDALIA, Mo. – Forty-six Missourians will be inducted into the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame at 3 p.m. Saturday, August 15, at Stauffacher Center for the Fine Arts on the State Fair Community College campus in Sedalia.
  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – 4-H members from across the state will compete in livestock judging, public speaking and horse demonstrations Sept. 12 at the University of Missouri.
  • Friday, July 17, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Emily Fulcher came face-to-face with science while dissecting a hackberry gall: “Ewww,” she exclaimed, “it’s peeking out a little bit!”
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  • Monday, June 22, 2015
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – With an aging population of farmers and producers, preparing agriculture’s next generation is more important than ever.
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  • Thursday, June 18, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – A 12-year member of the Rockford Rebels 4-H Club was named the new State 4-H Council president at the recent 4-H Congress in Columbia.
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  • Friday, June 5, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Golfers competed for charity at the sixth annual Missouri 4-H Foundation Clover Classic Golf Tournament, June 2 at A. L. Gustin Golf Course in Columbia. Co-presenting sponsors were Monsanto, The Climate Corp. and Great American Insurance-Crop Division.
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  • Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012
    COLUMBIA — In a striped button-up shirt, black slacks and styled hair, Brandon Banks looks like a typical businessman ready for a day’s work in the office.
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  • Friday, Aug. 5, 2011
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Diamond Mack wants to be an engineer, and 4-H is helping her.
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  • Monday, Aug. 16, 2010
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Andrew Clarke has a good eye, and nose, for the perfect cured country ham.