Virginia Tech to host 96th annual 4-H Congress

students in a garden

4-H Congress participants take part in myriad educational activities during their time on campus in Blacksburg. Pictured here, students take an educational tour of Virginia Tech’s Hahn Horticulture Garden with Alex Niemiera, professor of horticulture and woody plants curator.

More than 500 eager 4-H members and volunteers will descend upon Virginia Tech’s Blacksburg campus June 27-30, 2016, for the 96th annual Virginia 4-H State Congress.

4-H State Congress is the premier 4-H event for outstanding 4-H teens and adult volunteer leaders. Its mission is to provide competitive and noncompetitive educational experiences for Virginia teens to help them develop the life skills and leadership abilities needed to become contributing citizens in their communities.

Each year, participants are offered dozens of workshops, showcases, and competitions to take part in during their time at 4-H State Congress. The activities cover topics such as communication and expressive arts, healthy living, leadership, service learning, animal science, and environmental science and outdoor education. Participants customize their experience by choosing to participate in the activities that most interest them.

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