Virginia 4-H celebrates being ‘#4-HGrown’ during National 4-H Week, Oct. 2-8

4-H members have the opportunities to participate in many different projects. This group of 4-H'ers from Madison County are learning about nutrition and food safety by participating in the 4-H Food Challenge Competition.

4-H members have the opportunities to participate in many different projects. This group of 4-H’ers from Madison County are learning about nutrition and food safety by participating in the 4-H Food Challenge Competition.

Virginia 4-H youth and alumni are celebrating more than 100 years of growing leaders with a “#4-HGrown” theme for National 4-H Week, Oct. 2-8.

“Through Virginia 4-H, youth find their true passions, gain confidence, and give back to their community,” said Cathy Sutphin, associate director for 4-H, the youth development program for Virginia Cooperative Extension

Across the country, current and former 4-H’ers are celebrating their love for 4-H and all it has taught them. National 4-H Week marks the program’s 115th anniversary. The 4-H program grew from a need for basic agricultural education for youth, but today 4-H offers a comprehensive curriculum that covers science and technology, career and economic education, citizenship, communication and expressive arts, family sciences, and leadership.

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