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A teenage girl holds the halter on the face of her muscular, white steer as she and a tall man standing behind them look at the photographer.
February 8, 2019 - Filed Under: 4-H Livestock Program, Youth Livestock, Volunteers, Youth Projects, Agriculture, Livestock

 The Dixie National Sale of Junior Champions began in 1969 as a conversation between two Mississippi State University livestock specialists dedicated to building better youth through livestock programs.

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A smiling young girl wearing a floral blouse standing in front of a military museum exhibit.
4-H, Leadership, Youth Projects
Volume 7 Number 3

Mississippi 4-H’er receives prestigious recognition

While volunteering is nothing new for Rankin County 4-H’er Abbye Buchanan, her participation as lead ambassador for 4-H in the Red Cross Totes for Hope campaign is an experience that stands out from the rest.

Three older men wearing suits stand next to each other.
4-H, Leadership, Youth Projects
Volume 5 Number 2

William Hall “Corn Club” Smith,  Francis J. Lundy, Alphonse Marks, Hobson Waits, Lester Spell, and Harry Dendy have been recognized for their contributions to 4-H.

A boy wearing an orange and blue plaid shirt and holding an open book stands next to another boy wearing a blue shirt.  Photo credit: Kevin Hudson
4-H, 4-H Livestock Program, 4-H Safety Programs, Youth Projects
Volume 5 Number 2

“You know that saying, ‘It takes a village to raise a child’? Well, it takes a village to raise a goat, because it’s a kid!” Tyler Branch says with a smile.

A senior at the Mississippi School for Math and Science, Tyler knows this truth from experience. His 4-H career centered around showing Boer goats.

A young woman with brown hair wearing a tan hat with a green jacket and khaki pants leans against a wooden railing.
4-H, 4-H Safety Programs, 4-H SAFETY, Leadership, Youth Projects
Volume 5 Number 1

Born in Biloxi, Ashley Ward shines as manager of event promotion for Ducks Unlimited and cohost for Ducks Unlimited TV.

A man wearing a green and white plaid shirt, blue jeans, and a brown baseball cap stands in front of a bright red machine parked inside a metal building.
4-H, 4-H Livestock Program, Youth Livestock, Youth Projects, Agriculture, Crops, Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Livestock, Beef
Volume 4 Number 3

Greg Chambers is one Mississippi producer who’s focused on innovating. Whether he’s growing soybeans and wheat on his Prentiss County property or raising cattle and goats on other acres, Chambers is always looking for a better, more efficient way of doing things.

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