Virtual State 4-H Congress
July 6–31, 2020
Mississippi 4-H will host its first-ever virtual State 4-H Congress!
Open to senior 4-H'ers, ages 14–18 as of January 1, 2020.
Register with your local county agent to get your unique password to participate.
Choose from four modules, including Agriculture and STEM, Healthy Living and Family Consumer Sciences, Leadership and Citizenship, and Career Readiness.
Enroll in as many or as few as you like. Work at your own pace, complete the entire module, and earn your certificate!
Contact your agent to register now!
Share the Fun
State 4-H Congress's Share the Fun video will feature many of our eligible 4-H'ers who record videos that are 2.5 minutes or less!
Submit your video for a chance to be selected to share your talents! Contact your local agent for all the details.
Each county may have a different deadline, so get info from your 4-H agent today!
Stay tuned to our Mississippi 4-H social media accounts to see the Share the Fun video in July, and we'll post the full-length feature here.
Contact your 4-H agent to register now for Virtual State 4-H Congress.
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With social distancing measures still in place, Mississippi 4-H’ers will participate in the state’s first-ever Virtual State 4-H Congress in 2020 instead of the traditional in-person gathering.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- The Mississippi State University Extension Service’s cancellation of in-person educational meetings and events through August 1 does not affect events hosted by other organizations, which Extension personnel and clients may participate in.
All scheduled Extension face-to-face educational events and meetings through that date have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It was the summer of 2018. Grenada Elementary School teacher Dianne Brewer—a classroom veteran of more than 25 years—was working at the local Yalobusha County library, and she saw a group of 5-year-olds enthusiastically participating in a 4-H LEGO Engineering lesson.
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Cousins Tredell and Anthony Meeks brought home top honors at the Southern Regional 4-H Horse Championship in Georgia in 2019. The pair has participated in the family pastime since they were small children but decided to join 4-H 6 years ago to meet new people, learn new things, and compete among their peers.
Neal Smith grew up in Picayune in Pearl River County and has lived in Ohio for 27 years. As the chief executive officer and executive secretary for the American Jersey Cattle Association, Smith has been able to stay connected to the reason he joined 4-H as a child—his love of dairy cattle. He first joined 4-H because he wanted to show his Jersey calf at the Pearl River County Fair.
Tredell and Anthony Meeks have been riding horses since they were small children. But 6 years ago, they decided they wanted to join 4-H in Holmes County and participate in competitions. “We saw other 4-H members who were doing horse competitions, and we thought it looked like fun,” says 18-year-old Anthony. “We wanted to try it.”