COLUMBIA, Mo. — 4-H members from across the state met at the University of Missouri for the 72nd annual State 4-H Congress.
240 teens learned interview skills, electricity, leadership studies, dance, nutrition, laughter and dance through workshops and seminars. “Youth in 4-H get to explore a wide variety of skills and interests,” said Taylor Bryant, Regional 4-H Youth Development Specialist. “State 4-H Congress is a place where teens can belong, become better leaders, and explore careers as they enjoy life on a university campus.”
Also during the event, members chose 36 of their peers to represent their regions throughout the next 3-5 years. Jacob Hall of Marshall was selected as a Regional Representative. Hall, and the other Regional Representatives, will become ambassadors for Missouri 4-H and MU Extension and serve as the voice of youth in policy and programming.
In a news release, Hall stated, “I’m looking forward to serving on the State 4-H Council, said Jacob. I want to develop my leadership skills, and put my experience to work to help others.”
More than 22,000 youth participate in the Missouri 4-H program.