Supporting future leaders in science, agriculture and community leadership is important for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture 4-H program - Thomas Vilsack, United States Secretary of Agriculture

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has proclaimed October 1-7, 2023, as National 4-H Week. A national network of youth organizations, 4-H's mission is "engaging youth to reach their fullest potential while advancing the field of youth development". It's membership is open to youths aged 5 to 19 years old, and is geared towards those who want to explore, have fun, and learn some new skills. By the numbers, current United States enrollment is around 6 million members and is supported by 3,500 staff members and over a half million volunteers. To date, there are 60 million 4-H alumni. It was formed in the early 1900s.

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Local Club Celebrates 4-H Week

Chenango County 4-H Youth Development via Facebook
Chenango County 4-H Youth Development via Facebook

Chenango County 4-H has an active club that is based in Norwich, NY. Their role is to serve as an outstanding youth development organization. They are constantly striving to create positive opportunities for youth and their families. The overall goal is to see them reach their fullest potential as caring, capable, and contributing citizens. Offered is a wide ranging mix of programs that appeal to a large variety of interests. Some examples of programs are: cooking, gardening, fishing, kayaking, animals, shooting sports, STEM programs, sewing, arts and crafts. They are always looking for new ideas, as possibilities for programs are virtually limitless.

If you would like to be involved with the 4-H club there are many opportunities. For more information, click this link.

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