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The history of 4-H demonstrates that the program focus has been on three core mission mandates: science, engineering and technology; healthy living; and citizenship. The three mission mandates align with the research and programming efforts of USDA, the National Institute of Food and Agricultre and the land grant universities and colleges.

  • Science
  • Healthy Living
  • Citizenship


Programs of Distinction
4-H Programs of Distinction are a new collection of program descriptions that reflect the high quality of 4-H youth development programs that are occurring in communities across the United States. You can search the program abstracts database and read the indepth program descriptions.