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  • Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension has named Lupita Fabregas as the director of MU’s 4-H Center for Youth Development. Fabregas will assume her new responsibilities Feb. 1, 2019. She previously served as assistant director with University of California 4-H and as clinical assistant professor and cooperative extension specialist with Oklahoma State University 4-H.
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  • Monday, Oct. 29, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Missouri 4-H Foundation awarded 62 scholarships totaling $66,000 to 4-H youth throughout the state.
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  • Monday, Oct. 29, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Missouri 4-H Foundation honored three volunteers with the 2018 Naomi Crouch 4-H Volunteer Leadership Award. These volunteers are recognized for their commitment to the University of Missouri Extension 4-H youth development program.
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  • Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Linda “Jo” Turner, retired Missouri 4-H program leader and former interim director of University of Missouri Extension, will be inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame Oct. 19 at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Md.
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  • Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018
    STURGEON, Mo. – University of Missouri student Kassie Rankin donated the proceeds from her 2018 Boone County Fair market lamb to raise money for the Camp CA-POW First Generation Scholarship. Rankin is a 10-year member of Boone County 4-H and a four-year member of Columbia FFA.
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  • Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018
    SEDALIA, Mo. – “Making the best better” for generations of Missouri 4-H club members, 50 volunteers joined the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame on Aug. 18 at State Fair Community College in Sedalia.
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  • Friday, Aug. 10, 2018
    MT. VERNON, Mo. – Missouri 4-H and FFA dairy judging teams continued their tradition of excellence by placing first in two international dairy judging contests as a part of the International Dairy Youth Tour.
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  • Thursday, July 26, 2018
    GRAND ISLAND, Neb. – The Missouri 4-H shooting sports teams won first-place honors at the 2018 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships, June 24-29 in Grand Island, Neb.
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  • Monday, June 18, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Golfers hit the greens June 5 in support of Missouri 4-H youth at the ninth annual 4-H Clover Classic Golf Tournament in Columbia. Co-presenting sponsors were The Climate Corp., a division of Monsanto; and Great American Insurance-Crop Division.
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  • Friday, May 18, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Digital storyteller and former TV anchor and reporter Sarah Hill will present at the 2018 FilmFest 4-H, July 29-Aug. 1 in Columbia.
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  • Thursday, May 3, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Youth from across the nation go on location to Columbia, Mo., this summer for FilmFest 4-H, the national 4-H film festival. Co-produced by Missouri 4-H and the Missouri Film Office, FilmFest 4-H has drawn youth participants from 21 states since its inception.
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  • Thursday, April 26, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – More than 70 middle school students became Mizzou Tigers for a day at a nontraditional career exploration event sponsored by University of Missouri campus partners and Commerce Bank on Wednesday, April 4.
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  • Tuesday, April 3, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Almost 160 teens and adults attended the 2018 Missouri Youth Civic Leaders Summit near Camdenton in March. Youth and adult teams gathered from more than 20 county 4-H programs and community betterment groups across Missouri.
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  • Thursday, March 29, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – 4-H, the largest youth development program in the nation, is calling on alumni and supporters 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 190,000 4-H’ers in Missouri.
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  • Monday, March 12, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri alumni Alyssa Roost, BHS ’16, and Matt Praiswater, BS ’15, met in 2016 when they worked as interns for Camp Ca-Pow (College Access-Planning Our Way), a program that helps middle school students explore career and college opportunities.
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  • Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The University of Missouri Extension 4-H State Meats Judging contest on Feb. 17 drew 48 competitors, said Don Nicholson, Missouri 4-H interim associate director.
  • Friday, Feb. 16, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Missouri Horse Shows Association (MHSA) and University of Missouri Extension in Boone County hosted a Horse Bowl competition in Columbia at the Stephens College campus Jan. 27.
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  • Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018
    HANNIBAL, Mo. – In her 20s, Linda Studer had a dream of opening a business in historic Hannibal.
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  • Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Seventeen teams competed for charity at the third annual Missouri 4-H Foundation Quiz Night, Dec. 2, at Knights of Columbus Hall in Columbia.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017
    HALLSVILLE, Mo. – Life lessons learned in 4-H continue to help the president-elect of the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association, Greg Buckman.
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  • Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Boone County Commission recently recognized Boone County 4-H Senior Livestock Judging Team and Columbia FFA Livestock Judging Team. Commissioners issued a proclamation recognizing the teams for placing first in state competitions in 2017.
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  • Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017
    MOUNT VERNON, Mo. – Missouri 4-H had its best finish since 1998 in the 2017 National 4-H Dairy Judging Contest on Oct. 2 at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wis.
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  • Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – On Sept. 29 the Missouri 4-H Foundation awarded 67 scholarships totaling $73,550 to 4-H youth throughout the state.
  • 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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  • 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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  • Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – 4-H members across the nation will explore aerospace engineering by responding to a fictional disaster during the seventh annual 4-H National Youth Science Day on Oct. 8. Youth are challenged to design and build a rocket to deliver food to a natural disaster site.
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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.
  • Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – “Making the best better” for generations of 4-H’ers, 54 people joined the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame on Aug. 9 at the State Fair Community College campus in Sedalia.
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  • 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, Aug. 12, 2014
    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Filmmakers from nine states gathered in St. Louis to learn advanced techniques from film industry professionals at the fourth annual FilmFest 4-H held last week. The event helps youths ages 11 to 18 hone skills crucial to filmmaking.
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  • Friday, Aug. 8, 2014
    FARMINGTON, Mo. – Missouri youth and adults can learn about drones, 3-D printers, fab labs, maker groups and hacker spaces during the Missouri Educational Robotics Conference, Sept. 13 in Farmington.
  • Thursday, July 24, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– University of Missouri Extension is hosting the Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) 2014 national contest, July 25-30 in Columbia. More than 60 4-H and FFA youth from 17 states will experience hands-on learning about the biology and management of wildlife habitats and fisheries.
  • Monday, July 21, 2014
    PARIS, Mo. – “The more the merrier. The bigger the better.” That’s the attitude Julann and Mike McLaughlin used to grow Monroe County 4-H’s horsemanship project for more than a quarter of a century.
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  • Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Hanna Taylor knows how important a “pitch competition” can be for a young entrepreneur. Taylor, who helped organize the University of Missouri Extension’s 4-H Build-a-Business Camp as part of her summer job, pitched an idea that became one of the area’s fastest-growing small businesses.
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  • Monday, July 7, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – 4-H members from across the nation can learn about stunt work, special effects makeup, satellite and grip trucks, and filmmaking at the annual National 4-H Film Festival, Aug. 3-6 at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac.
  • Monday, June 30, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The seventh annual Build-a-Business camp, July 13-17, offers ideas to young people from some of the area’s newest entrepreneurs. The University of Missouri Extension 4-H Center for Youth Development sponsors the camp.
  • Monday, June 30, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– Last year, 4-H members across Missouri contributed more than 10,500 hours of service to fighting hunger in their communities. Missouri 4-H clubs and individual youth organized food drives, planted community gardens, hosted dinners, made public presentations and promoted the Invest an Acre program as part of a yearlong 4-H campaign to find solutions to hunger through service.
  • Thursday, June 12, 2014
    FULTON, Mo. – Thirty-nine 4-H members and their families participated in a fishing derby, casting contest and skill-a-thon during the annual 4-H Sportfishing State Event held recently at Little Dixie Conservation Area near Fulton.
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  • Monday, June 9, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– Crader Distributing Company-Blue-Mountain Equipment and the Missouri 4-H Foundation announced a new partnership that will provide community service grant funding to 4-H faculty, county 4-H councils and 4-H clubs throughout the state of Missouri, beginning in July.
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  • Friday, June 6, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– Golfers competed for charity at the fifth annual Missouri 4-H Foundation Clover Classic Golf Tournament, held June 3 at A. L. Gustin Golf Course in Columbia. Co-presenting sponsors were Monsanto and Great American Insurance Group-Crop Division.
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  • Tuesday, June 3, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – A Jefferson City youth was elected president of the Missouri 4-H State Council at the 69th annual State 4-H Congress on the campus of the University of Missouri at Columbia.
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  • Wednesday, May 28, 2014
    ST. LOUIS, Mo.– More than 2,400 Missouri and Illinois 4-H’ers and their families and friends invaded Busch Stadium in downtown St. Louis on a recent Saturday afternoon for the 2014 edition of “4-H Day with the Cardinals.” Clad in T-shirts with the familiar 4-H clover logo, the throng completely encircled the field for 30 minutes during a pregame parade.
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  • Friday, May 23, 2014
    PLEASANT HOPE, Mo. – Twelve-year-old ReAnna Owens reads constantly. “I read everything—even cereal boxes,” she says.
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  • Thursday, May 22, 2014
    KAHOKA, Mo. – Lessons in farm and family tradition are on the menu for fifth-grade students at Black Hawk Elementary School in Clark County.
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  • Thursday, May 15, 2014
    BOLIVAR, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension’s first 4-H program in Polk County began in 1926, three years before Betty Beason Ammerman was born.
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  • Thursday, May 15, 2014
    BOLIVAR, Mo. – Fourteen-year-old Michaela Higginbotham of Bolivar expected to learn about the history of Polk County 4-H when she began working on a national 4-H history project. But she was happy to unearth her own family’s rich 4-H tradition as well.
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  • Thursday, April 17, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– The Missouri Girls Collaborative STEM Initiative, part of the National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP), invites applications for its spring 2014 mini-grant funding opportunity.
  • Tuesday, April 8, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– Golfers will tee off for charity at the Fifth Annual 4-H Clover Classic Golf Tournament, June 3 at A. L. Gustin Golf Course in Columbia.
  • Wednesday, April 2, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– Students ages 14-18 can learn about the nation’s longest river through hands-on activities this summer. “Meet the Big Muddy: The Missouri River Academy,” July 20-24, is part of the Summers @ Mizzou program hosted by the University of Missouri Extension 4-H Center for Youth Development.
  • Thursday, March 20, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– Kristy Eggleston-Wood of Scotland County was named a 2014 Missouri 4-H Foundation Naomi Crouch Leadership awardee on March 14 in Columbia. Kristy was recognized for her commitment to the University of Missouri Extension 4-H youth development program.
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  • Thursday, March 20, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. - Ann Wideman of Ralls County was named a 2014 Missouri 4-H Foundation Naomi Crouch Leadership awardee on March 14 in Columbia. She was recognized for her commitment to the University of Missouri Extension 4-H youth development program.
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  • Thursday, March 20, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. - Community State Bank of Bowling Green and Troy received the 2014 4-H Foundation Naomi Crouch Leadership Award on March 14 in Columbia. Community State Bank was recognized for its commitment to the University of Missouri Extension 4-H youth development program.
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  • Wednesday, March 19, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – 4-H’ers from all across the state tested their horse judging skills Saturday, March 15, at the University of Missouri campus.
  • Monday, March 17, 2014
    LEWISTOWN, Mo. – Nothing says spring like the cheep of a baby chicken.
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  • Monday, March 10, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Spring weigh-ins for 4-H pig projects are being waived throughout much of Missouri to slow the spread of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV).
  • Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– Registration is open for students 12 and older to try on careers and learn during Summers @ Mizzou.
  • 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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  • Friday, Jan. 17, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – High school seniors active in 4-H or FFA can apply for a Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture scholarship by Feb. 1, said University of Missouri Extension 4-H youth specialist Ben Gallup.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013
    CAMDENTON, Mo. – Rural central Missouri will host some of the state’s greatest young minds Nov. 16 at the Mid MO FIRST Robotics Lego League qualifier at Camdenton High School.
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  • Monday, Oct. 7, 2013
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – When City of Columbia geospatial services manager Matt Gerike walks downtown, he looks at things a little differently than the average person. He notes how crosswalk traffic flows and if there are potential hazards. He also checks to see if the sidewalk invites pedestrians into shops and restaurants, an important part of a vibrant downtown economy.
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  • Friday, Oct. 4, 2013
    COLUMBIA, Mo. –Although it once brought to mind thoughts of cow, sows, plows and pillow-making, 4-H today is just as likely to involve studying maps, apps, robotics and aeronautics.
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  • Friday, Sept. 27, 2013
    COLUMBIA, Mo.–The Missouri Department of Conservation was honored with the Missouri 4-H Foundation Nelson Trickey Bridge Builder award Sept. 20 in Columbia. The conservation department has been a dedicated Missouri 4-H partner for more than 50 years.
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  • Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013
    COLUMBIA, Mo.–Missouri 4-H Foundation announces that Rachel Augustine joins the organization as associate director of development. Augustine will be responsible for managing the foundation’s annual giving programs, coordinating fundraising and special events, and developing a strong Web presence that further engages the foundation’s community of support.
  • Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013
    CENTRALIA, Mo. – Here a chick. There a chick. Everywhere a chick chick.
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  • Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013
    SEDALIA, Mo. – Tucker Peterson, Steven Nelson and Bailee Whitehead finished first, second and third, respectively, in the senior division of the Missouri State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest held Aug. 17 at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia. Only three points separated the top three finishers.
  • Friday, Aug. 23, 2013
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Most youth don’t think about agriculture commodities, futures and risks while they are eating their morning bacon or ham.
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  • Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– “Making the best better” for generations of Missouri 4-H club members, 47 luminaries joined the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame, Aug. 17 at the State Fair Community College campus in Sedalia, Mo.
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  • Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013
    BRANSON, Mo.– Young filmmakers from eight states gathered in Branson, Mo., in August to learn from film industry professionals at the 2013 FilmFest 4-H. Now in its third year, this national 4-H film festival has become a haven for youth with an interest in moviemaking.
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  • Friday, Aug. 16, 2013
    BRANSON, Mo. – Young filmmakers from across the United States learned to create professional-looking films on a teenager’s budget during the recent FilmFest 4-H in Branson.
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  • Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013
    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – Nothing says “country” like a Mason canning jar. Add social media tool Pinterest and you’ve got a budding business.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013
    For 32 years Nathan Martin of Centralia has been a 4-H livestock leader. On August 17 he will be inducted into the Missouri 4-H Hall at the Missouri State Fair.
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  • Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013
    IONIA, Mo. – Dogs, big and small.  Benton County Searchers 4-H member Brooke Anderson hopes to sell her bacon- and peanut-butter-flavored dog biscuits to them at the seventh annual Show-Me 4-H Wares at the Missouri State Fair, 1-5 p.m. on Aug. 9 at the Mizzou Central Building.
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  • Wednesday, July 31, 2013
    PARIS, Mo. – Bob and Margaret Wilkerson don’t celebrate their wedding anniversaries like other couples might. Every July 17, you’ll find the Wilkersons at a county fair.
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  • Tuesday, July 30, 2013
    LAMONTE, Mo. – “You do what you can when you can,” says Dorothy Sparks, who attended the first Missouri 4-H Congress 68 years ago and continues to be an active volunteer.
  • Tuesday, July 30, 2013
    ARBELA, Mo. – It was 60 years ago that Kay Daggs Eggleston was the Scotland County 4-H Fair Queen.
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  • Monday, July 22, 2013
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – A 12-year-old Jefferson City girl, Mira Ghandi, pitched the winning idea of a snow-cone stand at the Youth Biz Idea Pitch Competition on the final day of Summers @ Mizzou Build-a-Business Camp on July 18.
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  • Monday, July 22, 2013
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Artist Seth Ritter brought his artwork to the University of Missouri Extension Summers @ Mizzou’s first “Through Artists’ Eyes” camp.  He says he took away a new understanding of the many types of art experiences available at MU and new friendships with other young artists across the state.
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  • Tuesday, July 2, 2013
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Twin sisters looking for fashionable all-weather boots turned their search into a global market.
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  • Tuesday, July 2, 2013
    BRANSON, Mo.– The third annual FilmFest 4-H, Aug. 4-7, is serving up a double helping of the Haygoods, one of the most popular performing families in Branson.
  • Friday, June 21, 2013
    TROY, Mo. – Seniors at Troy Buchanan High School will smile big this summer and fall for their classmate Kirsten Shramek, owner of Kirsten Layne’s Photography. She is the daughter of Larry and Kari Shramek.
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  • Tuesday, June 18, 2013
    COLUMBIA, Mo.–More than 180 people attended the annual 4-H Poultry Day June 8 at the University of Missouri’s Animal Science Research Center.
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  • Friday, June 14, 2013
    BRANSON, Mo.– Veteran Hollywood cinematographer Denis Maloney will share more than 20 years experience behind the camera at the third annual FilmFest 4-H, Aug. 4-7 in Branson.
  • Tuesday, June 11, 2013
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri 4-H members recently cast their knowledge of fishing at the first Missouri 4-H Sportfishing Day at Little Dixie Lake near Fulton.
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  • Tuesday, June 11, 2013
    STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. – Cade Reynolds isn’t your typical 16-year-old 4-H member.
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  • Monday, June 10, 2013
    COLUMBIA, Mo. –“Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future,” says Aaron Davis, wide receiver for the University of Nebraska’s 1994 NCAA Division 1-A championship team. “Be careful who you chill with.”
  • Monday, June 10, 2013
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Golfers competed for charity at the fourth annual 4-H Foundation Clover Classic Golf Tournament, June 4 at the A. L. Gustin Golf Course in Columbia.
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  • Monday, June 3, 2013
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Jared Day of Pilot Grove was elected president of Missouri 4-H. His election was announced at the conclusion of the recent annual State 4-H Congress.
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  • Thursday, May 30, 2013
    BRANSON, Mo.– Action can turn dreams into success stories, as young filmmakers across the country have discovered at the national youth film festival known as FilmFest 4-H.
  • Tuesday, May 7, 2013
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Registrations are due May 17 for the third annual 4-H Public Speaking Academy, June 18-19 at Central Methodist University in Fayette.
  • Thursday, May 2, 2013
    PALMYRA, Mo. –She’s ranked first in the state and the nation and fourth in the world in her age group for archery.
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  • Thursday, April 25, 2013
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– 4-H members are seeking donations from Missouri farmers for the Invest an Acre program as part of a 4-H Revolution of Responsibility campaign to find solutions to hunger through community service.
  • Thursday, April 4, 2013
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.– Missouri 4-H youth from across the state visited educational booths set up at the State Capitol in Jefferson City during the University of Missouri Alumni Alliance Legislative Day 2013.  Mike Bassett, senior research engineering technician at Missouri S&T, spoke to Newton County 4-H members (front row, from left) David Russell, Michala Peterman and Kaleb Vangunda, in addition to  (back row, from left) Renee Russell and Jacob Boeglin of Newton County and Aaron Thacker of McDonald County 4-H.
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  • Tuesday, March 26, 2013
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Cole County 4-H Foundation and University of Missouri Extension are offering a three-day workshop on how to prepare cattle for shows, April 5-7 at the Jefferson City Jaycees Fairgrounds.
  • Tuesday, March 19, 2013
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Robthom Farm of Springfield received the 2013 Missouri 4-H Foundation Naomi Crouch Leadership Award on March 15 in Columbia. Robthom Farm was recognized for commitment to the University of Missouri Extension 4-H youth development program.
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  • Tuesday, March 19, 2013
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Deanise Barker of Poplar Bluff was named a 2013 Missouri 4-H Foundation Naomi Crouch Leadership Awardee on March 15 in Columbia. Deanise was recognized for her commitment to the University of Missouri Extension 4-H youth development program.
  • Tuesday, March 19, 2013
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Dennis McMillen of Center, Mo., was named a 2013 Missouri 4-H Foundation Naomi Crouch Leadership Awardee on March 15 in Columbia. McMillen was recognized for his commitment to the University of Missouri Extension 4-H youth development program.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013
    COLUMBIA, Mo.–The Missouri Girls Collaborative STEM Initiative, part of the National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP), invites applications for its mini-grant funding opportunity.
  • Monday, Jan. 7, 2013
    HUNNEWELL, Mo. – When it comes to goats, the Behring family isn’t kidding around.
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  • Monday, Dec. 10, 2012
    COLUMBIA, Mo.–The 2013 Missouri 4-H Equine Tour will be held May 21-27. Applications are now available for 4-H members ages 13-18.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012
    COLUMBIA Mo. – Missouri 4-H President Dustin Oehl embodies the findings of a newly released study on the merits of 4-H.
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  • Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– Five state shooting teams have been selected for Missouri’s 4-H Shooting Sports competition, according to Gerry Snapp, University of Missouri Extension 4-H youth specialist.
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  • Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– Success breeds confidence and confidence breeds success. This philosophy is at the heart of University of Missouri Extension’s Kids in the Kitchen program.
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  • Friday, Nov. 9, 2012
    PALMYRA, Mo. - The University of Missouri Extension is recognizing Leon Perry of Marion County for having completed 40 years as a 4-H volunteer.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012
    COLUMBIA, Mo. - Missouri’s 4-H equine teams received high honors among more than 330 of the nation’s most knowledgeable 4-H horse program members during the 2012 Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup, Nov. 3-4 at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.- A new 4-H equestrian drill team will perform at the Nov. 10 Fall Harvest Youth Horse Show at the Central Missouri Events Center in Columbia.
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  • Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012
    MOBERLY, Mo.– Parental involvement is key to the success of 4-H members, said Moberly Area Community College sophomore Jeff Durbin, a former Missouri State 4-H Council officer and Mizzou Collegiate 4-H member. And 4-H membership is key to success in life for anyone, he said, as National 4-H Month is being observed.
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  • Friday, Oct. 19, 2012
    BIBLE GROVE, Mo. - Alisa Forrester Kigar’s blood runs 4-H green.
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  • Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Registrations are still being accepted for the Missouri Educational Robotics Conference to be held Nov. 9-11 in Jefferson City. Missouri 4-H and the Missouri AfterSchool Network sponsor the event.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – About 3,000 Columbia-area homes will have pumpkins for decorating or dessert this fall thanks to Tim Reinbott, superintendent of the University of Missouri Bradford Research and Extension Center.
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  • Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012
    COLUMBIA, Mo. - Legendary agribusiness broadcast great Orion Samuelson wears two pins on his lapel. One is the American flag, the other a 4-H flag.
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  • Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012
    COLUMBIA, Mo. - University of Missouri Chancellor Brady J. Deaton said his membership in an eastern Kentucky 4-H club during his youth instilled values that shaped his 30-plus-year career in higher education. Deaton made his remarks Friday, Oct. 12, at the old MU Alumni Center during a National 4-H Week reception to honor approximately 500 faculty, staff and 4-H partners who help the 4-H Center for Youth Development connect kids to campus.
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  • Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The 4-H Center for Youth Development at the University of Missouri Extension will hold a National 4-H Week celebration on Friday, Oct. 12, at the old MU Alumni Center, 1105 Carrie Franke Drive, Columbia. The event is held in connection with National 4-H Week, which began Sunday.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012
    CHILLICOTHE, Mo. – The school bell rang loudly and clearly on a recent Sunday to mark the restoration of the landmark one-room Swain School house near Chillicothe.
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  • Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012
    COLUMBIA, Mo. —Bob Idel and FCS Financial were honored with the Missouri 4-H Foundation Nelson Trickey Bridge Builder award Sept. 21 in Columbia.  Idel, who is a vice president at FCS Financial, also serves as a Missouri 4-H Foundation trustee. Throughout his tenure on the Foundation board, Idel has exemplified leadership, and has gone above and beyond to further the 4-H mission.
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  • Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012
    COLUMBIA, Mo.— Kay Sparks of La Monte wears many hats: rancher, grandmother, former teacher and current MU Extension 4-H youth specialist. For her service as the state 4-H council mentor, Sparks was honored with the Friend of 4-H award at a ceremony on Sept. 21 in Columbia.
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  • Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Making the best better for generations of Missouri 4-H’ers, 53 4-H luminaries joined the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame, Aug. 18 at the State Fair Community College campus in Sedalia. Inductees from 43 counties established a legacy totaling 1,625 years of service to 4-H. Family members and friends attended the sixth annual event.
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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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  • Tuesday, June 19, 2012
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Brenda Pineda and Tinaira Tieuel stand in front of a classroom, teaching 30 students how to build DNA structures using candy.
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  • Tuesday, June 12, 2012
    COLUMBIA, Mo. –  Golfers hit the greens for Missouri 4-H youth, raising more than $25,000 at the Missouri 4-H Foundation Clover Classic Golf Tournament, June 5 in Columbia, Mo.  
  • Friday, June 8, 2012
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – A $50,000 endowment from the Goppert Foundation, Kansas City, Mo., will provide perpetual support for 4-H youths from 10 Missouri counties to attain higher education. Youths from Carroll, Cass, Clay, Clinton, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Pettis, Ray, and Saline counties will be eligible for college scholarships through the Missouri 4-H Foundation beginning in 2013.
  • Wednesday, June 6, 2012
    BRANSON, Mo. –FilmFest 4-H organizers announced Wednesday, June 6, that television series editor Farrel Levy has joined the ranks of workshop presenters at this year’s festival, Aug. 5-8 in Branson. Currently at work on the CBS television series “Person of Interest,” Levy’s experience with film and television editing spans more than two decades. Her television work includes series such as “Criminal Minds,” “NYPD Blue,” “The Defenders” and the 2009 revival of “Melrose Place.”
  • Friday, June 1, 2012
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – “Joel and the Garden Goddesses” had more than 37 ingredients to choose from and almost two hours to toss a salad together.
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  • Wednesday, May 16, 2012
    BRANSON, Mo. –Award-winning producer and photojournalist Russ Weston will return to instruct the next generation of filmmakers at FilmFest 4-H, Aug. 6-8 in Branson.
  • Wednesday, May 9, 2012
    BRANSON, Mo. – Casting director Joni Tackette has formally joined the ranks of presenters for FilmFest 4-H, the Branson-based national film festival for teens.
  • Tuesday, May 8, 2012
    BRANSON, Mo. –FilmFest 4-H organizers announced Tuesday, May 8, that Los Angeles-based writer and director Sandy Tung will be joining the 2012 festival, leading workshops on writing and directing for the big screen.
  • Wednesday, April 25, 2012
    BRANSON, Mo. – Youth from across the nation will gather in Branson August 5-8 to attend FilmFest 4-H, a youth-oriented national film festival. This will mark the second year for FilmFest 4-H, which is the only event of its kind on a national level. Festivalgoers enjoy activities, networking opportunities, and learning from television and film industry professionals who have been attached to projects youth and adults will recognize.
  • Friday, April 6, 2012
    COLUMBIA, Mo.— FCS Financial, a member of the Farm Credit System, has pledged $25,000 to establish the FCS Financial – Missouri 4-H Animal Science Fund. The pledge supports the Missouri 4-H Foundation endowment initiative, The Next Sixty Years, which focuses on providing permanent support for University of Missouri Extension 4-H state programs.
  • Thursday, April 5, 2012
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Young rural Missourians between the ages of 11-18 are starting after-school programs, constructing community gardens, leading community drives to combat poverty and addressing hunger in their schools, all as part of a University of Missouri Extension 4-H program designed to grow new leaders in towns with fewer than 10,000 people.
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  • Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Missouri 4-H Foundation and Treetop Enterprises announce the opening of the Missouri 4-H Merchandise Store Online. The Merchandise Store is an outstanding resource for a wide variety of University of Missouri Extension 4-H apparel, promotional items and gifts to meet the needs of the 4-H community and the general public.
  • Monday, Jan. 30, 2012
    MONTGOMERY CITY, Mo. – In a crowded kitchen in a church basement, nine elementary school kids are cooking lunch. You might think it’s a recipe for disaster—kids are using knives, handling raw meat, working at a big gas range, and there’s not much elbow room—but they know their jobs and the turkey tacos and fruit smoothies turn out fine, with no injuries and not too much of a mess in the kitchen.
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  • Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011
    VERSAILLES, Mo. - In the midst of the holiday season, the spirit of giving is all around. Nine-year-old Averee Hooper decided to make her season of giving a yearlong project, using her sewing skills to help kids with cancer.
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  • Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– The Missouri 4-H Foundation is pleased to announce that Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business, donated $3,000 to the Missouri 4-H Community Service Grant program. Missouri 4-H is the youth volunteer education program of University of Missouri Extension, University of Missouri and Lincoln University.
  • Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The St. Louis Cardinals were honored with the Missouri 4-H Foundation Nelson Trickey Bridge Builder Award Sept. 30 in Columbia. Since 2002, the Cardinals and 4-H organizations in Missouri and Illinois have partnered to offer 4-H Day with the Cardinals, bringing more than 21,000 fans to Busch Stadium, and raising nearly $50,000 for Missouri and Illinois college scholarships.
  • Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011
    HIGGINSVILLE, Mo. - Sleep is as important to a child’s growth and development as nutritious food and exercise.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011
    CHILLICOTHE, Mo. – Prison isn’t normally thought of as a place to nurture family growth, but one weekend each month dozens of sons, daughters, mothers and grandmothers travel across the state for that very reason.
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  • Friday, Aug. 26, 2011
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Making the best better for generations of Missouri 4-H’ers, Nelson Trickey of Columbia joined the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame Aug. 14 at the Missouri State Fair.
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  • Friday, Aug. 26, 2011
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Making the best better for generations of Missouri 4-H’ers, Frank Graham of Columbia joined the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame Aug. 14 at the Missouri State Fair.
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  • Friday, Aug. 26, 2011
    MT. VERNON, Mo. –Jessica Vaughn of Columbia was the top-scoring individual in the senior division of the 4-H dairy judging contest held Aug. 20 at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia.
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  • Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011
    BRANSON, Mo.—Young filmmakers from seven states gathered Aug. 1-3 in Branson to train with film industry professionals, network with their filmmaking peers and explore careers at the inaugural Missouri FilmFest 4-H invitational film festival.
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  • Friday, Aug. 19, 2011
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– Making the best better for generations of Missouri 4-H’ers, 46 4-H luminaries joined the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame, Aug. 14 at the Missouri State Fair. Inductees from 35 counties established a legacy totaling 1,600 years of service to 4-H. A record crowd of 650 family members and friends attended the fifth annual event.
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  • Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011
    ROLLA, Mo.— “It’s not rocket science.” The phrase is often used to assure people that something is simple and easy to understand. At the same time, it pushes the idea that actual rocket science is really hard—and certainly not for kids. But rocketry's intimidating reputation didn’t scare off youth ages 10-13 from Aerospace Camp, a three-day program sponsored by Missouri 4-H, University of Missouri Extension and Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, which hosted the event in July.
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  • Monday, Aug. 8, 2011
    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo.–Should parents let kids take their cellphones to school? A University of Missouri Extension 4-H youth development specialist looks at the pros and cons.
  • Friday, Aug. 5, 2011
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Diamond Mack wants to be an engineer, and 4-H is helping her.
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  • Thursday, June 16, 2011
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – As 4-H member Tyler Lappe put his sweat to good use volunteering at the Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center, he was sweating about his chances to become next year’s 4-H president.
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  • Monday, May 9, 2011
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – A $60,000 endowment from Missouri 4-H supporters Nellie Mabel Jones Turner of St. Joseph and her children, Ed Turner and Joan Hickman, will provide perpetual support for a Missouri 4-H delegation to the National 4-H Conference.
  • Thursday, April 28, 2011
    COLE CAMP, Mo.—It’s time to get moving. That’s the message of the “Move Across Missouri” program to 4-H youth and their families.
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  • Monday, April 4, 2011
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Jim Tobin of St. Louis was named a 2011 Naomi Crouch 4-H Volunteer Leadership Award winner by the Missouri 4-H Foundation on March 25. Jim was recognized for his outstanding commitment to the University of Missouri Extension 4-H youth development program through his service to the Missouri 4-H Foundation.
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  • Friday, Dec. 10, 2010
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – A bequest of $250,000 from Missouri 4-H supporter Everett Gallup will support college educations through the Dennis E. Gallup 4-H Memorial Scholarship at the Missouri 4-H Foundation.
  • Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– Representing Missouri at the 1944 National 4-H Congress was a thrill Walter “Walt” Wilkening never forgot. “One of my early ambitions was to help other boys and girls enjoy the benefits and pleasures of 4-H, including the Congress trip,” said Walt. This week, Walt and his wife endowed the Walter T. and Norma R. Wilkening National 4-H Congress Fund to ensure Missouri’s representation at National 4-H Congress for many generations to come.
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  • Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010
    You can find 4-H youth doing more than showing livestock at the Missouri State Fair. In this video news story, see how these green clovers are exercising their scientific ingenuity.
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  • Monday, Aug. 16, 2010
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Andrew Clarke has a good eye, and nose, for the perfect cured country ham.
  • Friday, July 30, 2010
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – When Sandra Trejo unpacked her bags and said goodbye to her parents last week, she was saying hello to the possibility of college.
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  • Thursday, July 15, 2010
    COLUMBIA, Mo. — Missouri 4-H members packed their bags, bows and firearms for the 4-H Shooting Sports National Invitational and returned with the Tom Davison trophy for compiling the top results by a state program.
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  • Thursday, March 18, 2010
    Bridget Sherman of New Boston, Mo., usually tags along with her younger brother, Willie, when he gets his annual check-up at Children’s Hospital in Columbia. The last time she visited, she brought warm blankets for the patients.
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  • Thursday, March 18, 2010
    COLUMBIA, Mo. — Thanks to successful female sharpshooters like Annie Oakley and, more recently, Olympic athletes Emily Caruso and Libby Callahan, shooting guns is no longer considered a sport just for men.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009
    OSAGE BEACH, Mo.—Kids will teach adults about YouTube videos at the Computers on the Farm conference, Jan. 8-9, said John Travlos, University of Missouri Extension computer specialist.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009
    COLUMBIA, Mo. -From roadside lemonade stands to full-service car washes, young people have always dreamed of ways to earn extra spending money. Now, with guidance and support from University of Missouri Extension 4-H, these young people are learning how to turn their dreams into reality.
  • Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Don Nicholson of Hannibal received the Outstanding 4-H Youth Specialist Award from the Missouri Farm Bureau Federation.
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  • Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Daniel Felder’s afterschool 4-H group at Johnson Elementary School in Kansas City usually works with robots, but recently the group took a break to learn about biofuels and participate in the National 4-H Science Experiment.
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  • Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009
    On Aug. 22, 2009, thousands of Missourians launched 2,211 fountains powered by Mentos and soda at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia in an attempt to break the world record for such an event. Volunteers, including University of Missouri Extension 4-H kids, took part in the event that also provided a valuable science lesson. The event, led by Jason Lindsey of hookedonscience.org, was also sponsored by Science and Citizens Organized for Purpose and Exploration (SCOPE).
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  • Friday, Aug. 21, 2009
    PLATTSBURG, Mo.— Teens participating in a University of Missouri Extension 4-H equine trip will be the focus of an upcoming episode of “Ag Lifestyles,” a weekly program on the RFD-TV network.
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  • Wednesday, July 1, 2009
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – With school out for the summer, kids are making more unsupervised choices about the food they eat, often favoring typical summer fare such as hot dogs and ice cream over fresh fruits and vegetables. To help young people make better food choices, University of Missouri Extension 4-H got them in the kitchen with a little competition.
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  • Thursday, March 26, 2009
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Following a national search, Ina Linville has been named program director for the University of Missouri Extension 4-H Center for Youth Development, announced Michael Ouart, University of Missouri vice provost and director of extension. Linville’s appointment is effective April 1. She has served as interim program director since December 2005.
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  • Friday, March 6, 2009
    PLATTE CITY, Mo. - University of Missouri Extension 4-H member Hannah Frew knows the power of pet therapy.
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  • Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008
    COLUMBIA, Mo. -Joyce Taylor of Fayette received the Ronald J. Turner Global Education Award from University of Missouri Extension, Oct. 30. Taylor is the global education coordinator for MU Extension's 4-H Youth Development Program.
  • Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008
    COLUMBIA, Mo. - Mary Ann Patten, University of Missouri Extension 4-H youth specialist in Versailles, Mo., received the 2008 Outstanding 4-H Youth Specialist Award from the Missouri Farm Bureau Federation, Oct. 28. The MU Extension Council and Farm Bureau in Morgan County nominated Patten.
  • Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008
    COLUMBIA, Mo. - Gene Schmitz, University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist in Warsaw, Mo., received the 2008 Outstanding Agriculturalist Award from the Missouri Farm Bureau Federation, Oct. 28. The MU Extension Council and Farm Bureau in Benton County nominated Schmitz.
  • Monday, Oct. 20, 2008
    COLUMBIA, Mo. - Students poured into a University of Missouri chemistry lab, put on goggles, grabbed aprons and waited for instructions at their lab stations. But on this day, instead of 20-something college students, the lab was filled with MU Extension 4-H members from Boone County.
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  • Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008
    Nearly 100 University of Missouri Extension 4-H members participated in the 2008 State 4-H Fashion Revue at the University of Missouri, Sept. 13. MU Extension 4-H'ers attended workshops in which they learned about fashion trends in the past century and how to make an outfit for any occasion. Youth modeled clothing they made or purchased in four categories: Clothes You Make, Clothes You Buy, Knit garments and Crochet garments.
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  • Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008
    Nearly 100 University of Missouri Extension 4-H members participated in the 2008 State 4-H Fashion Revue at the University of Missouri, Sept. 13. MU Extension 4-H'ers attended workshops in which they learned about fashion trends in the past century and how to make an outfit for any occasion. Youth modeled clothing they made or purchased in four categories: Clothes You Make, Clothes You Buy, Knit garments and Crochet garments.
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  • Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008
    Nearly 100 University of Missouri Extension 4-H members participated in the 2008 State 4-H Fashion Revue at the University of Missouri, Sept. 13. MU Extension 4-H'ers attended workshops in which they learned about fashion trends in the past century and how to make an outfit for any occasion. Youth modeled clothing they made or purchased in four categories: Clothes You Make, Clothes You Buy, Knit garments and Crochet garments.
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  • Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008
    COLUMBIA, Mo. - Nearly 100 University of Missouri Extension 4-H members participated in the 2008 State 4-H Fashion Revue at the University of Missouri, Sept. 13. MU Extension 4-H'ers attended workshops in which they learned about fashion trends in the past century and how to make an outfit for any occasion. Youth modeled clothing they made or purchased in four categories: Clothes You Make, Clothes You Buy, Knit garments and Crochet garments.
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  • Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008
    COLUMBIA, Mo. - Nearly 100 University of Missouri Extension 4-H members participated in the 2008 State 4-H Fashion Revue at the University of Missouri, Sept. 13. MU Extension 4-H'ers attended workshops in which they learned about fashion trends in the past century and how to make an outfit for any occasion. Youth modeled clothing they made or purchased in four categories: Clothes You Make, Clothes You Buy, Knit garments and Crochet garments.
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  • Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008
    COLUMBIA, Mo. - Nearly 100 University of Missouri Extension 4-H members participated in the 2008 State 4-H Fashion Revue at the University of Missouri, Sept. 13. MU Extension 4-H'ers attended workshops in which they learned about fashion trends in the past century and how to make an outfit for any occasion. Youth modeled clothing they made or purchased in four categories: Clothes You Make, Clothes You Buy, Knit garments and Crochet garments.
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  • Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008
    COLUMBIAMo. - Nearly 100 University of Missouri Extension 4-H members participated in the 2008 State 4-H Fashion Revue at the University of Missouri, Sept. 13. MU Extension 4-H'ers attended workshops in which they learned about fashion trends in the past century and how to make an outfit for any occasion. Youth modeled clothing they made or purchased in four categories: Clothes You Make, Clothes You Buy, Knit garments and Crochet garments.
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  • Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008
    COLUMBIA, Mo.-; Nearly 100 University of Missouri Extension 4-H members participated in the 2008 State 4-H Fashion Revue at the University of Missouri, Sept. 13. MU Extension 4-H'ers attended workshops in which they learned about fashion trends in the past century and how to make an outfit for any occasion. Youth modeled clothing they made or purchased in four categories: Clothes You Make, Clothes You Buy, Knit garments and Crochet garments.
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  • Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008
    COLUMBIA, Mo. - Nearly 100 University of Missouri Extension 4-H members participated in the 2008 State 4-H Fashion Revue at the University of Missouri, Sept. 13. MU Extension 4-H'ers attended workshops in which they learned about fashion trends in the past century and how to make an outfit for any occasion. Youth modeled clothing they made or purchased in four categories: Clothes You Make, Clothes You Buy, Knit garments and Crochet garments.
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  • Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008
    COLUMBIAMo. - Nearly 100 University of Missouri Extension 4-H members participated in the 2008 State 4-H Fashion Revue at the University of Missouri, Sept. 13. MU Extension 4-H'ers attended workshops in which they learned about fashion trends in the past century and how to make an outfit for any occasion. Youth modeled clothing they made or purchased in four categories: Clothes You Make, Clothes You Buy, Knit garments and Crochet garments.
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  • Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008
    COLUMBIAMo. - Nearly 100 University of Missouri Extension 4-H members participated in the 2008 State 4-H Fashion Revue at the University of Missouri, Sept. 13. MU Extension 4-H'ers attended workshops in which they learned about fashion trends in the past century and how to make an outfit for any occasion. Youth modeled clothing they made or purchased in four categories: Clothes You Make, Clothes You Buy, Knit garments and Crochet garments.
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  • Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008
    COLUMBIA, Mo. - Nearly 100 University of Missouri Extension 4-H members participated in the 2008 State 4-H Fashion Revue at the University of Missouri, Sept. 13. MU Extension 4-H'ers attended workshops in which they learned about fashion trends in the past century and how to make an outfit for any occasion. Youth modeled clothing they made or purchased in four categories: Clothes You Make, Clothes You Buy, Knit garments and Crochet garments.
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  • Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008
    COLUMBIA, Mo. - Nearly 100 University of Missouri Extension 4-H members participated in the 2008 State 4-H Fashion Revue at the University of Missouri, Sept. 13. MU Extension 4-H'ers attended workshops in which they learned about fashion trends in the past century and how to make an outfit for any occasion. Youth modeled clothing they made or purchased in four categories: Clothes You Make, Clothes You Buy, Knit garments and Crochet garments.
    Media available: photos
  • Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008
    COLUMBIA, Mo.; Nearly 100 University of Missouri Extension 4-H members participated in the 2008 State 4-H Fashion Revue at the University of Missouri, Sept. 13. MU Extension 4-H'ers attended workshops in which they learned about fashion trends in the past century and how to make an outfit for any occasion. Youth modeled clothing they made or purchased in four categories: Clothes You Make, Clothes You Buy, Knit garments and Crochet garments.
    Media available: photos
  • Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008
    COLUMBIA, Mo. - Nearly 100 University of Missouri Extension 4-H members participated in the 2008 State 4-H Fashion Revue at the University of Missouri, Sept. 13. MU Extension 4-H'ers attended workshops in which they learned about fashion trends in the past century and how to make an outfit for any occasion. Youth modeled clothing they made or purchased in four categories: Clothes You Make, Clothes You Buy, Knit garments and Crochet garments.
    Media available: photo
  • Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008
    COLUMBIA, Mo. - Nearly 100 University of Missouri Extension 4-H members participated in the 2008 State 4-H Fashion Revue at the University of Missouri, Sept. 13. MU Extension 4-H'ers attended workshops in which they learned about fashion trends in the past century and how to make an outfit for any occasion. Youth modeled clothing they made or purchased in four categories: Clothes You Make, Clothes You Buy, Knit garments and Crochet garments.
    Media available: photo
  • Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008
    COLUMBIA, Mo. - Nearly 100 University of Missouri Extension 4-H members participated in the 2008 State 4-H Fashion Revue at the University of Missouri, Sept. 13. MU Extension 4-H'ers attended workshops in which they learned about fashion trends in the past century and how to make an outfit for any occasion. Youth modeled clothing they made or purchased in four categories: Clothes You Make, Clothes You Buy, Knit garments and Crochet garments.
    Media available: photo
  • Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008
    COLUMBIA, Mo. - Nearly 100 University of Missouri Extension 4-H members participated in the 2008 State 4-H Fashion Revue at the University of Missouri, Sept. 13. MU Extension 4-H'ers attended workshops in which they learned about fashion trends in the past century and how to make an outfit for any occasion. Youth modeled clothing they made or purchased in four categories: Clothes You Make, Clothes You Buy, Knit garments and Crochet garments.
    Media available: photo
  • Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008
    COLUMBIA, Mo. - Nearly 100 University of Missouri Extension 4-H members participated in the 2008 State 4-H Fashion Revue at the University of Missouri, Sept. 13. MU Extension 4-H'ers attended workshops in which they learned about fashion trends in the past century and how to make an outfit for any occasion. Youth modeled clothing they made or purchased in four categories: Clothes You Make, Clothes You Buy, Knit garments and Crochet garments.
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  • Friday, June 20, 2008
    COLUMBIA, Mo. - Following the old adage that laughter is the best medicine, University of Missouri Extension 4-H members put on makeup and wigs to bring some laughter to people in hospitals and nursing homes.
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  • Wednesday, June 18, 2008
    COLUMBIA, Mo. - "Building a house is a really tangible project-to see where you start and where you finish and to see that you've been able to accomplish something," said Jeanetta Baumer, a University of Missouri Extension 4-H member from Hartville, Mo.
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  • Wednesday, May 14, 2008
    Bored? Tired of doing the same old thing every summer? Teens looking for something new should consider Summers @ Mizzou, July 6-10. University of Missouri Extension 4-H and MU are teaming up to give young people a chance to live like a college student on the MU campus and discover areas of study and career opportunities.
  • Tuesday, April 1, 2008
    COLUMBIA, Mo. - Distinguishing fat from muscle in a horse can be hard - but details like this are key to good horse judging, said instructors at the University of Missouri Extension 4-H judging clinic in Columbia, March 15.
  • Wednesday, March 26, 2008
    COLUMBIA, Mo. - Eight Cass County and four Ray County 4-H members took top prizes in team and individual competition at the University of Missouri Extension state 4-H Horse Judging Contest in Columbia, March 15.
  • Wednesday, March 26, 2008
    COLUMBIA, Mo. - Four east-central Missouri youth placed in the top 10 at the University of Missouri Extension state 4-H Horse Judging Contest in Columbia, March 15.
  • Wednesday, March 26, 2008
    COLUMBIA, Mo. - Mercer and Gentry county 4-H horse club members took top prizes in team and individual competition at the University of Missouri Extension state 4-H Horse Judging Contest in Columbia, March 15.
  • Wednesday, March 26, 2008
    COLUMBIA, Mo. - Vernon and Webster county 4-H members took top prizes in team and individual competition at the University of Missouri Extension state 4-H Horse Judging Contest in Columbia, March 15.
  • Friday, March 21, 2008
    COLUMBIA, Mo. - Missouri goat producers can learn key issues in meat, dairy and fiber goat production at the state’s second annual Goat Conference and youth 4-H Goat Camp in Jefferson City, March 28-29, at the Lincoln University George Washington Carver Farm. Registration is $30 for the conference, $15 for the 4-H camp.
  • Tuesday, March 11, 2008
    COLUMBIA, Mo. - Meat goats joined the lineup of classes of cattle, hogs and sheep at the Youth Livestock Judging and Grading Workshop, March 8, at the Trowbridge Livestock Center.