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4-H Salutes Our Outstanding Volunteers!
picture of Crista Klein

Massachusetts 4-H salutes Crista Klein, volunteer club leader of the Amherst 4-H Robotics 4-H Club.

4-H Salutes Our Outstanding Volunteers!
Jan Pitney at county Horse Bowl

Massachusetts 4-H salutes Jan Pitney, 4-H volunteer from Barnstable County.

Food Drive Results
Worcester Mustangs 4-H Club

Thank you to all 4-H volunteers, members, and parents who participated in the 2012 Massachusetts 4-H Food Drive, our statewide community service project. The grand total for the annual drive this year is 43,528 pounds of food and $3,733 donated to 105 food pantries all across the Commonwealth.

4-H Members Attend 2011 National 4-H Congress
4-H Members Attend 2011 National 4-H Congress

Eight 4-H youth representing Massachusetts, attended the 90th Annual National 4-H Congress, held November 25-29, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, in Atlanta, Georgia.

2011 4-H Scholarship Recipients

There are several scholarship opportunities available to Massachusetts 4-H youth. The George L Farley Scholarship is awarded to deserving 4-H members (or former members) each year. Two new scholarships this year are the Michelle M. Marsh Memorial Scholarship Honoring Equine Partnerships and the Michelle M. Marsh Memorial Scholarhsip Honoring Hands in Service. Massachusetts 4-H congratulates the deserving 2011 recipients of these scholarships.

Mass 4-H Members Featured in 4-H Clover Corner News

Massachusetts 4-H members Sarah Belder, Danielle Skoglund, Regina Grover and Ashley Hudson attended the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin. Their participation is highlighted in the Clover Corner News.

4-H Volunteer Initiative Expands Through Donation

Grant to Support Call for New 4-H Volunteers

“Your Future Starts Now": A New 4-H Collaboration
Your Future Starts Now Team
Jul 14, 2016

A new collaboration has formed to offer a positive path for a group of young men currently in detention. Called, “Your Future Starts Now,” this four-week program is organized in partnership with UMass' Extension 4-H program, Center for Human Development (CHD),  the Department of Youth Services, and the UMass Student Bridges organization.  4-H Extension Educator Lauren DuBois, along with Stacy Tchouanguem, Alisha Ross and Khalif Nunnally-Rivera of Student Bridges will facilitate this program.

4-H Summer of Science Camp
Physics camp teaches logic
Jun 28, 2016

The wide-ranging menu featured unlikely matches: strawberry jam, physics, horses and movies. It must be summer at 4-H. The UMass Extension 4-H Youth Development program was in full gear June 26-28 as they engaged 59 students from across the state in active hands-on learning on the campus at UMass Amherst.

Fish Passage 2016: International Conference on River Connectivity
Riverwatcher exhibitor
Jun 22, 2016

June 20-22, UMass Amherst hosted an important international forum for researchers and practitioners. The event was at capacity with attendees who have an interest in advancements in technical fishways, nature-like fishways, stream restoration and stabilization, dam removal and road ecology participating from around the world.  Social issues surrounding connectivity projects were also explored including the myriad of funding opportunities, safety concerns, climate change, and more.

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