Extension Agents play an important role in the 4-H robotics program. Through your hard work and dedication, youth have an opportunity to participate in hands-on educational fun that teaches them the technical skills, as well as life skills, necessary to be successful in a digital economy.

Under the Extension Plan of Work, you will be asked to:

Robotics Lending Library

As the Extension Agent, you are eligible to check out resources from our Robotics Lending Library, provided those resources are available. Please notify the State specialist by email and then fill out the appropriate information on your selection via the Robotics Lending Library Request Form.

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Filed Under: 4-H, STEM – Science Technology Engineering and Math, Youth Projects 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 group of 4-H’ers pose for a group photo at the Congressional Awards ceremony.
Filed Under: 4-H, STEM – Science Technology Engineering and Math, Leadership August 14, 2023

Fifty-seven Mississippi 4-H’ers received the highest honor given to youth civilians by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

The Aug. 6 Congressional Award ceremony marks the 25th anniversary of the partnership between the Congressional Award Program and the Mississippi State University Extension Service 4-H Youth Development Program.

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Filed Under: STEM – Science Technology Engineering and Math April 25, 2023

The Science Scholars camp invites all interested high school students to apply to the June 28-30 event at Mississippi State University.

Success Stories

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Volume 10 Number 2

If a kid can be a modern-day Renaissance man, 4-H member Krishton “Kris” Johnson of Jackson fits the bill.

Numerous 4-H medals with maroon ribbons on a table.
Volume 9 Number 3

Building bridges. Programming robots. Presenting research.

Hundreds of Mississippi 4-H’ers looked for new solutions and ways to improve at the 2023 4-H Junior STEAM Day.

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Volume 3 Number 1

Sisters use 4-H skills to produce film festival

“To successfully pull off something like that takes a lot of time and effort,” says Jan Walton, 4-H agent with the Mississippi State University Extension Service in Grenada County, where both girls were members at the time. “They were so busy with school, 4-H, and their other extracurricular activities that their mom, Nanette, didn’t want to put that extra pressure on them. But she later warmed up to the idea, and here we are.”

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