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A man looks on as a child controls a remote for a drone.
November 29, 2023

RAYMOND, Miss. -- The Mississippi State University Extension Service Center for 4-H Youth Development recently received a grant that will help close the digital divide in the state. The one-year, $53,000 grant from the National 4-H Council and Verizon will help implement the 4-H Tech Changemakers program. The program enlists 4-H members to teach digital skills that can provide more opportunities, including better jobs, to adults in their communities.

A goat.
April 3, 2023

RAYMOND, Miss. -- Not so long ago, goats were niche livestock animals in Mississippi. But these small ruminants have grown in popularity in recent years, especially dairy goats. Farmers who have limited acreage or want to diversify their livestock operations often choose goats. Others want goats for their meat or milk. Regardless of the purpose, people who want to join the ranks of goat owners should understand some important aspects of goat ownership before bringing one home.

A group holding sports gear gathers around a monument.
May 4, 2022

Fourteen Choctaw Central and Neshoba Central high school students got a look at college life April 26 when a 4-H career prep program took them to preview day at Mississippi State University. The young people met with MSU students who are fellow members of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, or MBCI. They also examined one of the EcoCAR club’s hybrid vehicles, heard about the admissions process and were given an idea of what the academic experience will be like.

Success Stories

A young man wearing a cowboy hat, paisley collared shirt, and a belt buckle on jeans, holding a guitar and smiling.
Volume 9 Number 3

If you hear a guitar being strummed at a Mississippi 4-H event, there’s a good chance Jones County 4-H’er Cody McFetridge is the young man playing it. An aspiring musician, McFetridge has been an active 4-H’er since 2017 when he started participating in Wayne County 4-H.

Two adults, smiling, working with three small children.
Volume 9 Number 1

The Mississippi State University Extension Service recently relaunched its Nurturing Homes Initiative. The program’s mission is to improve the quality of the early educational experiences provided in family childcare homes through mentoring, improving the learning environment, and delivering research-based information.

Two groups of people stand next to each other, smiling.
Volume 8 Number 3

The Pearl River County 4-H Junior Master Gardeners have made some special additions to Poplarville City Park. A new pollinator garden planted in raised beds features a wildflower area, a native plant area, and an herb area.

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