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What prompts birds to build nests where they do? Some of their real estate choices are real head-scratchers. That’s where the Funky Nests in Funky Places contest comes in. If you find a nest built in a quirky, even downright crazy spot, please share! The contest is hosted by the Celebrate Ur…

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A year’s worth of participation in the Junior Master Gardener program recently came to a close for a group of middle school students who visited the Texas A&M University horticulture department in College Station and took part in a certificate ceremony.

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More than 1,000 fourth-graders from New Braunfels and Comal, Texas, independent school districts attended a recent two-day Insect Expo at the McKenna Children’s Museum in New Braunfels.

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Kids today are missing some experiences that grow the life skills they need—like confidence, responsibility, independence and compassion.

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Growing Your Community is the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s latest Purple Plow challenge. The interactive challenge, which runs through May 1, asks students to research, design, construct, test and report on a solution to combating food insecurity in their communities. Th…

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Just underneath the earth’s surface lie clues to Arkansas’ past and a group of citizen scientists and 4-H’ers in Desha County are doing their part to uncover those clues.

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You’re never too old to have fun with your food! Get creative in the kitchen and find ways to make healthy foods the main attraction this winter. Use cookie cutters to add a seasonal twist to your favorite foods. Follow the steps below to create a snowy scene using foods from all five food groups!

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Oklahoma’s delegation of 4-H’ers, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension county educators and volunteer leaders made the trek recently to the Mile High City to take part in the Denver Western National Roundup.

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Long Acres Ranch near Richmond, Texas, recently hosted four groups of fourth- and fifth-grade students from Lamar Consolidated Independent School District, providing firsthand instruction on soil erosion and its effect on the environment.

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How does your club engage with the larger world? Through service, 4-H members develop leadership skills, interact with others and—most importantly—improve the quality of community life.

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Wool is the natural fiber grown from sheep. But besides keeping you warm in the winter, wool clothes can also keep you cool in the summer?

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Though remarkably thin, soil makes up a layer of the Earth’s crust that’s vital to human survival. The soil is a living, breathing thing that, like the body’s skin, requires care and attention lest we lose its many benefits.

  • 0

When you woke up in your bed this morning, you already had your first meet-up with agriculture. Somewhere in your bedding and pajamas were probably fibers from cotton plants.

  • 0

A question that often plagues the ag community is “How will we sustainably feed 9 billion people by the year 2050?” Journey 2050 aims to address this question by allowing students to experience agriculture in a whole new way!

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service issued a movement permit to Mr. S. Claus of the North Pole, a broker with Worldwide Gifts, Unlimited. The permit will allow reindeer to enter and exit the United States between the hours of 7 p.m. Dec. 24 and 7 a…

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In a decade of 4‑H National Youth Science Day, kids have been encouraged kids to unlock their passion for science, engineering technology and math—STEM—to ask the right questions, to be innovators and find solutions no matter how difficult the problem.

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Alpacas are a member of the camelid family and originated from South America.

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Just like you need nutritious foods to keep your body healthy, the nutrients in soil need to be replaced too. One way to do that is to compost. Composting means taking things like food scraps and yard waste (dead leaves, grass clippings) and piling them together. This happens on its own in n…

  • 0

More than 300 Kansans roused their curiosity of science and in the process got a close-up look at some of what makes up their home state during the 4-H Geology Field Trip, held recently just east of Topeka.

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There are over 2,000 species of earthworms worldwide. They can live in the water or in the soil. Earthworms play a vital role in the environment by helping to improve soil conditions.

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The National Feral Swine Damage Management Program, within the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s Wildlife Services program, has unleashed detector dogs as a new tool to help stop the spread of feral swine, one of the United States’ most destructive and ravenous invasive creatures.

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According to the Pollinator Partnership, pollination occurs when pollen is moved within flowers or carried from flower to flower by pollinating animals such as birds, bees, bats, butterflies, moths, beetles or other animals, or by the wind. In celebration of Pollinator Week in June, here are…

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Which came first, the chicken or the egg ? Customers saw both at the USDA Farmers Market while celebrating National Egg Day. One of the great things about farmers markets across the country is the opportunity to talk to farmers and learn more about our food. Two of those farmers are Bill Sch…

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On May 2, members of the Rockin Ranchers 4-H Club in Missouri planted a Liberty Tree at the Mercy Clinic Family Medicine located on East Main Street in Willow Springs.

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Funky Nests in Funky Places is back! This popular contest focuses on the quirky places birds sometimes build their nests. Participants have found nests on tiny skyscraper ledges, in barbecue grills, traffic lights, wind chimes, flower pots, an old motorcycle helmet or just about anywhere. Th…

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Spring is here! Whether you’re looking for a fun activity to do during Spring Break or hunting for afterschool activities, MyPlate has you covered. Get excited about healthy eating with this easy activity that incorporates all five of the MyPlate food groups: fruits, vegetables, protein food…

  • 0

A 4-H program geared toward preparing Arkansas youth for a career in the veterinary field goes well beyond dogs, cats and horses, giving participants a look into the realm of exotic animal medicine, food animal medicine and wildlife medicine.

  • 0

In recognition of National Volunteer Month in April, Missouri 4-H members will again partner with Crader Distributing and local Stihl dealers for a week of service and citizenship, planting Liberty Trees in communities throughout Missouri. The effort is part of a monthlong 4-H True Leaders i…

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Do you know what alfalfa is? Cows eat alfalfa hay as part of their diet. Humans cannot digest alfalfa hay like cows can. Cows use those nutrients from the alfalfa hay to make something really useful: milk.

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The Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom announced the winners of the 2017 Bookmark Art contest. Winning artists were honored on March 14 during the Bookmark Art and Teacher of the Year celebration at Memorial Hall Auditorium in Topeka, Kansas.

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Teacher. Firefighter. Doctor. Astronaut. Many of these careers land on children’s lists of what they want to be when they grow up. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Lorey Wheeler would like to see another profession added: engineer.

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A unique brand of yoga developed by the Arkansas Extension Service is now helping kids in nine states improve their ability to concentrate, as well as their flexibility and balance. And it all started with a call from a school counselor.

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife's 2017 "Pueblo Eagle Days" festival features eagle-viewing opportunities, hands-on activities for youngsters, live bird programs, native American dancers and educational presentations by raptor experts. This year's festival, Feb. 3 to 5, takes place at three locat…

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The Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom announced that the theme of the 2017 Bookmark Art Contest is “Farm Animals and Me.” Kids can learn more about farm animals by reading the new Kids Connection magazines, Beyond the Beef Barn, More than Milk and Pig Tales, which are availa…

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The Nebraska Department of Agriculture is once again asking kids to channel their creativity and enter this year’s poster contest highlighting the state’s ag industry. The contest, open to all Nebraska students in grades 1 to 6, is in its 14th year. This year’s theme is “Good Life. Great Roots.”

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Sawyer Hamel discovered his green thumb by growing a cabbage from a small seedling to a head large enough to feed a family. All the third graders in his class received cabbage seedlings from Bonnie Plants, an Alabama based company, to develop a love of gardening. His teacher, Shawna Hughes, …

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Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time.

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Being an astronaut takes teamwork, resiliency, a strong awareness of self and others and perseverance—skills that also are necessary to succeed in life. So NASA and 4-H are teaming up to help students develop these life skills.

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You can bet that when Walter Schmidt, a chemist with the Agricultural Research Service, was a kid, he never told his Mom, “I’m going to study hard and go to college so I can spend all day making boats out of chicken feathers and playing with them!”

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Kids have a lot of changes going on in their bodies. Building healthier habits will help you while you’re growing and later in life. Growing up means you are in charge of foods you eat and the time you spend being physically active every day.

  • 0

The 2016 4-H National Youth Science Day was held Oct. 5. Thousands of kids from all over the United States participated in 4-H NYSD youth-led science events. By completing the Drone Discovery challenge, they learned how drones help solve real-world problems.

  • 0

A year’s worth of participation in the Junior Master Gardener program recently came to a close for a group of middle school students who visited the Texas A&M University horticulture department in College Station and took part in a certificate ceremony.

  • 0

More than 1,000 fourth-graders from New Braunfels and Comal, Texas, independent school districts attended a recent two-day Insect Expo at the McKenna Children’s Museum in New Braunfels.

  • 0

Kids today are missing some experiences that grow the life skills they need—like confidence, responsibility, independence and compassion.

  • 0

Growing Your Community is the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s latest Purple Plow challenge. The interactive challenge, which runs through May 1, asks students to research, design, construct, test and report on a solution to combating food insecurity in their communities. Th…

  • 0

Just underneath the earth’s surface lie clues to Arkansas’ past and a group of citizen scientists and 4-H’ers in Desha County are doing their part to uncover those clues.

  • 0

You’re never too old to have fun with your food! Get creative in the kitchen and find ways to make healthy foods the main attraction this winter. Use cookie cutters to add a seasonal twist to your favorite foods. Follow the steps below to create a snowy scene using foods from all five food groups!

  • 0

Oklahoma’s delegation of 4-H’ers, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension county educators and volunteer leaders made the trek recently to the Mile High City to take part in the Denver Western National Roundup.

  • 0

Long Acres Ranch near Richmond, Texas, recently hosted four groups of fourth- and fifth-grade students from Lamar Consolidated Independent School District, providing firsthand instruction on soil erosion and its effect on the environment.

  • 0

How does your club engage with the larger world? Through service, 4-H members develop leadership skills, interact with others and—most importantly—improve the quality of community life.

  • 0

Wool is the natural fiber grown from sheep. But besides keeping you warm in the winter, wool clothes can also keep you cool in the summer?

  • 0

Though remarkably thin, soil makes up a layer of the Earth’s crust that’s vital to human survival. The soil is a living, breathing thing that, like the body’s skin, requires care and attention lest we lose its many benefits.

  • 0

When you woke up in your bed this morning, you already had your first meet-up with agriculture. Somewhere in your bedding and pajamas were probably fibers from cotton plants.

  • 0

A question that often plagues the ag community is “How will we sustainably feed 9 billion people by the year 2050?” Journey 2050 aims to address this question by allowing students to experience agriculture in a whole new way!

  • 0

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service issued a movement permit to Mr. S. Claus of the North Pole, a broker with Worldwide Gifts, Unlimited. The permit will allow reindeer to enter and exit the United States between the hours of 7 p.m. Dec. 24 and 7 a…

  • 0

In a decade of 4‑H National Youth Science Day, kids have been encouraged kids to unlock their passion for science, engineering technology and math—STEM—to ask the right questions, to be innovators and find solutions no matter how difficult the problem.

  • 0

Alpacas are a member of the camelid family and originated from South America.

  • 0

Just like you need nutritious foods to keep your body healthy, the nutrients in soil need to be replaced too. One way to do that is to compost. Composting means taking things like food scraps and yard waste (dead leaves, grass clippings) and piling them together. This happens on its own in n…

  • 0

More than 300 Kansans roused their curiosity of science and in the process got a close-up look at some of what makes up their home state during the 4-H Geology Field Trip, held recently just east of Topeka.

  • 0

There are over 2,000 species of earthworms worldwide. They can live in the water or in the soil. Earthworms play a vital role in the environment by helping to improve soil conditions.

  • 0

The National Feral Swine Damage Management Program, within the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s Wildlife Services program, has unleashed detector dogs as a new tool to help stop the spread of feral swine, one of the United States’ most destructive and ravenous invasive creatures.

  • 0

According to the Pollinator Partnership, pollination occurs when pollen is moved within flowers or carried from flower to flower by pollinating animals such as birds, bees, bats, butterflies, moths, beetles or other animals, or by the wind. In celebration of Pollinator Week in June, here are…

  • 0

Which came first, the chicken or the egg ? Customers saw both at the USDA Farmers Market while celebrating National Egg Day. One of the great things about farmers markets across the country is the opportunity to talk to farmers and learn more about our food. Two of those farmers are Bill Sch…

  • 0

On May 2, members of the Rockin Ranchers 4-H Club in Missouri planted a Liberty Tree at the Mercy Clinic Family Medicine located on East Main Street in Willow Springs.

  • 0

Funky Nests in Funky Places is back! This popular contest focuses on the quirky places birds sometimes build their nests. Participants have found nests on tiny skyscraper ledges, in barbecue grills, traffic lights, wind chimes, flower pots, an old motorcycle helmet or just about anywhere. Th…

  • 0

Spring is here! Whether you’re looking for a fun activity to do during Spring Break or hunting for afterschool activities, MyPlate has you covered. Get excited about healthy eating with this easy activity that incorporates all five of the MyPlate food groups: fruits, vegetables, protein food…

  • 0

A 4-H program geared toward preparing Arkansas youth for a career in the veterinary field goes well beyond dogs, cats and horses, giving participants a look into the realm of exotic animal medicine, food animal medicine and wildlife medicine.

  • 0

In recognition of National Volunteer Month in April, Missouri 4-H members will again partner with Crader Distributing and local Stihl dealers for a week of service and citizenship, planting Liberty Trees in communities throughout Missouri. The effort is part of a monthlong 4-H True Leaders i…

  • 0

Do you know what alfalfa is? Cows eat alfalfa hay as part of their diet. Humans cannot digest alfalfa hay like cows can. Cows use those nutrients from the alfalfa hay to make something really useful: milk.

  • 0

The Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom announced the winners of the 2017 Bookmark Art contest. Winning artists were honored on March 14 during the Bookmark Art and Teacher of the Year celebration at Memorial Hall Auditorium in Topeka, Kansas.

  • 0

Teacher. Firefighter. Doctor. Astronaut. Many of these careers land on children’s lists of what they want to be when they grow up. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Lorey Wheeler would like to see another profession added: engineer.

  • 0

A unique brand of yoga developed by the Arkansas Extension Service is now helping kids in nine states improve their ability to concentrate, as well as their flexibility and balance. And it all started with a call from a school counselor.

  • 0

Colorado Parks and Wildlife's 2017 "Pueblo Eagle Days" festival features eagle-viewing opportunities, hands-on activities for youngsters, live bird programs, native American dancers and educational presentations by raptor experts. This year's festival, Feb. 3 to 5, takes place at three locat…

  • 0

The Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom announced that the theme of the 2017 Bookmark Art Contest is “Farm Animals and Me.” Kids can learn more about farm animals by reading the new Kids Connection magazines, Beyond the Beef Barn, More than Milk and Pig Tales, which are availa…

  • 0

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture is once again asking kids to channel their creativity and enter this year’s poster contest highlighting the state’s ag industry. The contest, open to all Nebraska students in grades 1 to 6, is in its 14th year. This year’s theme is “Good Life. Great Roots.”

  • 0

Sawyer Hamel discovered his green thumb by growing a cabbage from a small seedling to a head large enough to feed a family. All the third graders in his class received cabbage seedlings from Bonnie Plants, an Alabama based company, to develop a love of gardening. His teacher, Shawna Hughes, …

  • 0

Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time.

top story
  • 0

Being an astronaut takes teamwork, resiliency, a strong awareness of self and others and perseverance—skills that also are necessary to succeed in life. So NASA and 4-H are teaming up to help students develop these life skills.

  • 0

You can bet that when Walter Schmidt, a chemist with the Agricultural Research Service, was a kid, he never told his Mom, “I’m going to study hard and go to college so I can spend all day making boats out of chicken feathers and playing with them!”

  • 0

Kids have a lot of changes going on in their bodies. Building healthier habits will help you while you’re growing and later in life. Growing up means you are in charge of foods you eat and the time you spend being physically active every day.

  • 0

The 2016 4-H National Youth Science Day was held Oct. 5. Thousands of kids from all over the United States participated in 4-H NYSD youth-led science events. By completing the Drone Discovery challenge, they learned how drones help solve real-world problems.