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A 4-H’er wearing sunglasses tallies arrows in a colorful paper archery target.
June 13, 2019 - Filed Under: 4-H, SAFETY – Safe Archery and Firearms Education and Training for Youth, STEM – Science Technology Engineering and Math

LOUISVILLE, Miss. -- The Mississippi State University Extension Service will hold the North Mississippi 4-H Summer Camp Explore July 23-26 in Winston County.

The camp will be at Lake Tiak O’Khata, located at 1290 Smyth Lake Road in Louisville.

Participants will enjoy the outdoors, expressive arts, and STEM and S.A.F.E.T.Y. activities. Archery, canoeing, drama, air rifle, survival skills, first aid, robotics and a service project are among the camp’s offerings. The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will conduct a heritage activity with the campers.

Safety gear for ATV riding includes helmets, gloves, long pants and long sleeves. Young people should ride ATVs designed for their size rather than full-size ATVs designed for adult riders. (Photo by MSU Extension Service/Bonnie Coblentz)
May 31, 2019 - Filed Under: ATV Safety

All-terrain vehicles are commonly used in Mississippi for entertainment and work, but driving them dangerously is a frequent cause of injuries and death.

Three young people drive ATVs on a marked course in a field during a safety training.
September 18, 2018 - Filed Under: ATV Safety

Abbye Buchanan, of Florence, is the 2018 winner of the Mississippi State University Extension Service 4-H ATV Safety PSA Contest. Buchanan is 11 years old and has been a member of 4-H for 3 years. (File photo/MSU Extension Service)

A teenage boy in a blue and white long-sleeved shirt and protective gear, including a red and black helmet and black gloves, rides a red ATV around orange cones during a safety class. (Kevin Hudson)
June 5, 2018 - Filed Under: 4-H, 4-H Safety Programs, ATV Safety

It's ATV Safety Week! (Photo by Kevin Hudson)

A young rider in full safety gear navigates a turn on an all-terrain vehicle.
May 18, 2018 - Filed Under: ATV Safety

June 2-10 is ATV Safety Week  

WEST POINT, Miss. -- Many Mississippians enjoy the usefulness and thrill of riding all-terrain vehicles, but the dangerous nature of these machines is highlighted in the June 2-10 4-H ATV Safety Week.

Mississippi ranks 15th in the nation in ATV-related deaths. In 2017, nine youngsters died after suffering traumatic injuries in ATV accidents.

Success Stories

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, SAFETY – Safe Archery and Firearms Education and Training for Youth, Leadership and Citizenship, 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 blonde woman in a white shirt and ponytail stands in front of a wooden wall and holds a brown, black, and white baby goat.
4-H, 4-H Livestock Program, 4-H Safety Programs, SAFETY – Safe Archery and Firearms Education and Training for Youth, Join 4-H, Volunteers
Volume 4 Number 3

After working all day, Deidra Rollins knew the last thing she wanted to do was spend every evening and weekend at the ball field. But she wanted something she and her daughter, Tory, could do together. So she stopped by the local Mississippi State University Extension Service office.

A 4-H volunteer leader with two 4-H members at a 4-H Shooting Sports event.
SAFETY – Safe Archery and Firearms Education and Training for Youth, Health and Wellness, Volunteers
Volume 3 Number 3

Until recently, the Clover Dawgs 4-H Robotics team in Oktibbeha County needed a bigger robot. Club volunteer leader Robert Rice secured the first donation toward purchasing the machine from his employer.

 

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