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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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  • Wednesday, June 24, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The eighth annual Build-a-Business Camp for young entrepreneurs will take place July 12-16 on the University of Missouri campus.
  • 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, April 30, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– More than 200 4-H members, parents and coaches from all across the state converged upon the University of Missouri campus April 24 and 25 for the annual State 4-H Horse Bowl and Hippology Contest.
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  • Thursday, April 30, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– Actors, filmmakers, stagehands and film lovers will gather in St. Louis for the fifth national FilmFest 4-H, June 14-17. The event brings youth together with industry professionals who donate their time and expertise.
  • Wednesday, March 18, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– Allixandrea Johnson from Callaway County has been awarded the 2014 MFA Western Saddle.
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  • Wednesday, March 18, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– 4-H youths from across the state gathered at the University of Missouri Trowbridge Livestock Center on March 14 for the annual State 4-H Horse Judging Contest.
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  • Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015
    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – A family movie opens soon in Missouri as part of 4-H’s partnership with Cyndi Willenbrock, author and producer of “Marshall the Miracle Dog” and founder of the Marshall Mentor program.
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  • Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– The University of Missouri Extension 4-H state meats contest on Feb. 7 drew more than 30 competing 4-H members. More than 50 FFA students also participated as practice for upcoming events, said Bob McNary, interim state 4-H youth specialist in charge of the event. Participants visited meat labs at the MU Division of Animal Sciences and identified 30 cuts of meat during the judging.
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  • Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Ina Linville, state program director for University of Missouri Extension’s 4-H Center for Youth Development, has been accepted into the Food Systems Leadership Institute (FSLI), a top-tier leadership development program for academia, industry and government.
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  • Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– The Missouri 4-H Foundation board of trustees has announced a $250,000 matching gift challenge to support 4-H Youth Futures: College Within Reach, a successful long-term mentoring program that prepares underserved youths to succeed in college.
  • Friday, Oct. 17, 2014
    ST. LOUIS – Brought back to life three times on the operating table, a dog named Marshall lives to help Missouri 4-H’ers teach others about bullying.
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  • Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014
    HAMILTON, Mo. – Neither her mother or grandmother knew how to sew. But young Jenny Doan wanted to learn.
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  • Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is partnering with the Missouri 4-H Foundation to begin seeking input on the available services and usage of MDC’s unstaffed shooting ranges across the state.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– This summer, 20 FFA and 4-H youth came to Columbia to hone their shooting skills at the first Mizzou Trap Academy. During the three-day camp, the participants, all juniors and seniors in high school, shot 300 rounds and received instruction from expert shooters.
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  • Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The seeds for Missouri’s first National 4-H Congress Endowment Fund were planted in 1944, when a young Cape Girardeau County farm boy took his first train ride to Chicago.
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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.