4-H Today

  • Michigan welcomes volunteers from 12 states

    Published on October 13, 2009

    Imagine a place where 4-H volunteers from different states can come together to gain new ideas, share knowledge, learn about personal development and new program development - and to celebrate.

  • Great Lake State photos

    Published on October 13, 2009

    Youth aged 9 to 19 from 40 Michigan counties submitted entries in the 2009 Michigan Week Youth Photo Contest. Twelve winning photos were selected to represent our state and to be part of a touring exhibit for 12 months.

  • Nominate a 4-H alumnus!

    Published on October 13, 2009

    The Michigan 4-H Emerald Clover Society honors former Michigan 4-H members whose professional leadership and community service reflect the ultimate outcome of 4-H membership.

  • Yes I Can 4-H Club members present butterfly garden

    Published on October 13, 2009

    Members of the Yes I Can 4-H Club, key 4-H club leader/teacher Margaret "Peggy" Colrin and other students and staff at the Day School for Deaf touched a crowd of nearly 200 as the youth performed during their school's butterfly garden dedication.

  • Creating cross-cultural understanding through art

    Published on October 13, 2009

    As part of the 2009 4-H Children's Art Exchange with China, thousands of Michigan kindergarten through sixth-grade students from 22 counties painted and drew "visual letters" for Chinese children their own ages.

  • Teaching is something everyone should try

    Published on October 13, 2009

    This story from Jr. Master Gardener volunteer Babette Stenuis-Stolz shows how science learning can be incorporated into nearly any topic - and you thought gardening was just about having a green thumb!

  • 4-H Exploration Days 2009 marks 40 years!

    Published on October 13, 2009

    4-H Exploration Days 2009 marked the 40th anniversary of the nation's largest 4-H pre-college conference. More than 2,700 youth and adults converged on the MSU campus from June 24 to 26.

  • Cloverbud camp builds skills for youth and teens

    Published on October 13, 2009

    With 24 5- to 8-year-olds in attendance, Washtenaw County 4-H held its first ever 4-H Cloverbud Camp June 16-18, 2009. Seventeen 4-H teen counselors served as mentors for the participants and assisted campers with activities.

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