4-H Advisory Councils- Covington, Jones, Jasper, Smith, Wayne

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What is Covington County 4-H?

Covington County 4-H aims to help all youth develop life skills that will help them become productive, responsible adults. These life skills include developing positive self-concepts, establishing effective communication and interpersonal relationships, and learning practical skills that youth will carry with them for life. These skills are learned through four specific programs offered by Covington County 4-H, including personal development, conservation and environmental projects, animal and dairy projects-life skills, and food and nutrition.

Who does Covington County 4-H serve?

Covington County 4-H serves all youth between the ages of 8-18 that reside in Covington County, with some programs for ages 5-8.

How do I contact Covington County 4-H?

Contact Person: Ellen P. Russell, 4-H Youth Agent

Address: 68 Collins Industrial Park Drive Collins, MS 39428

Phone: 601-765-8252

Programs provided by Covington County 4-H:

Covington County 4-H offers four programs:

Personal Development: leadership skills, community service projects, and public speaking.

Conservation and Environmental Projects: forestry, wetlands, recycling, safety and soils.

Animal and Dairy Projects-Life Skills: veterinary science, biology skills and team building.

Food and Nutrition: cooking classes, nutrition education, healthy eating habits and exercise.

The mission of today’s 4-H is to help youth and volunteers in their development through hands-on educational programs.

Jones County 4-H

What is Jones County 4-H?

The purpose of Jones County 4-H is to help youth and volunteers in their development through hands-on education programs, using the knowledge and the education of land-grant universities. The 4-H mission is accomplished through the direct involvement of youth, adult volunteers, and the community. The members of Jones County 4-H take part in a variety of programs designed to teach them a variety of life skills.

Who does Jones County 4-H serve?

Jones County 4-H serves youth, male and female, between the ages of 5 and 18 years. Jones County 4-H serves those located throughout the entire Jones County.

Most services provided by Jones County 4-H are free of charge. If there is a cost associated with a club or program, the organization keeps it as low as possible.

How do I contact Jones County 4-H?

Physical Address: 515 N 5th Avenue, Laurel, MS 39440

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 448, Laurel, MS 39441

Contact Person: Kim Hancock, County Coordinator/ANR/4-H at [email protected]

Telephone number: 601-428-5201

Agency Email: [email protected]

What programs are regularly provided by Jones County 4-H?

The programs provided by Jones County 4-H, include:

  • Personal development, health lifestyles, citizenship, environmental education, cultural education, life economies, communication, safety (personal and food), nutrition, technology and engineering, child development, family development, financial resource management, life sciences, and agricultural sciences.

Jones County 4-H helps strengthen life skills through hands-on learning. The learn-by-doing approach teaches skills like problem-solving, cooperation, and practicing mastery. The program does all of this through guidelines set by the Mississippi State University Extension Service. 4-H youth apply their knowledge through project work and showcase that work through competitions.

Jasper County 4-H

What is Jasper County 4-H?

Jasper County 4-H aims to teach children basic life skills. The mission of the Jasper County 4-H is “learn by doing.” The children take part in various activities aimed to teach them life skills.

Who does the Jasper County 4-H serve?

Jasper County 4-H serves male and female children ages 5-18 years, who reside in Jasper County.

In 2018, Jasper County 4-H served a total of 2,098 individuals through direct service. All services provided by Jasper County 4-H are free of charge.

How do I contact Jasper County 4-H?

Physical Address: 37B West 8th Avenue, Bay Springs, MS 39422

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 506, Bay Springs, MS 39422

Contacts: Kelby King, Extension Agent         Agency Email:  [email protected]

                  Bethany Roberts, Office associate        Her e-mail:  [email protected]

Telephone number: 601-764-2314

Programs provided by Jasper County 4-H:

Jasper County 4-H has several programs that teach children skills, such as:

  • Livestock
  • Horse
  • Shooting Sports
  • Sewing
  • Cooking
  • Arts

Smith County 4-H

What is Smith County 4-H?

Smith County 4-H offers a variety of projects for young people to participate in, to teach them leadership skills, responsibility, and improve their self-esteem while they learn.

Who does Smith County 4-H serve?

Smith County 4-H serves children, male and female, ages 5-18. Smith County 4-H also conducts some programs for kindergarten through twelfth grades, such as Farm Safety Day. All of the children of Smith County 4-H services live throughout the entire Smith County. All services provided by Smith County 4-H are free of charge.

How do I contact Smith County 4-H?

Physical Address: 212 Sylvarena Ave, Suite E

Address: P.O. Box 127, Raleigh, MS 39153

Contact Person: Jeremy Maness, County Coordinator at [email protected]

Telephone number: 601-782-4454

Agency email: [email protected]

The programs provided by Smith County 4-H:

The programs provided by Smith County 4-H are as follows:

  • Record keeping: We encourage 4-H’ers to complete their records for competition and award them with money for the top record books.
  • Shooting Sports: We purchase targets and clays for practice.
  • Scholarships: Some of the money goes towards a 4-H scholarship.

Wayne County 4-H

What is Wayne County 4-H?

Wayne County 4-H creates supportive environments for culturally diverse young people and adults to reach their fullest potential. Members of Wayne County 4-H take part in a variety of programs designed to teach them life skills.

Who does Wayne County 4-H serve?

Wayne County 4-H program serves youth ages 8-18, however in our local county program, we include those at a young age of 5 before January 1st of the current year. All of these children live throughout the entire Wayne County.

There are no charges for enrollment, materials or services. In some situations, there are minimal fees for workshop supplies or registration fees for various contests or trainings.

How do I contact Wayne County 4-H?

Address: 810-A Chickasawhay, Waynesboro, MS 39367

Contact Person: Jessica Sibley, County Coordinator at [email protected]

Telephone number: 601-735-2243

Agency email: [email protected]

Website: extension.msstate.edu

What programs are regularly provided by Wayne County 4-H?

The programs provided by Wayne County 4-H are as follows:

  • Provide formal and non-formal community-focused experiential learning
  • Develop skills that benefit young people throughout life
  • Foster leadership and volunteerism in 4-H’ers and adults
  • Build internal and external partnerships for programming and funding
  • Strengthen families and communities
  • Use research-based knowledge and a land-grant system to provide quality programming for young people and adults.