4-Hers attend Missouri 4-H Congress

Dylan Bishop and Toby Taylor, Platte County, joined other 4-Hers from throughout the state on the University of Missouri campus May 28-30 for the 69th annual State 4-H Congress.In all, 294 teens ages 14-18 participated in a variety of hands-on workshops that fit their interests. Choices ranged widely, from leadership development to acting, writing, and meteorology. Bishop is a member of Lady Bugs and Beetles, North Platte area, and Taylor is in Platte County Park Rangers, Parkville area. “4-H is about building life skills," said Sharen Hunt, 4-H Youth Specialist. “State 4-H Congress helps teens develop important abilities, explore careers and make positive new friends from across the state.” State 4-H Congress delegates also elect 36 peers to represent them on the state’s 4-H council for the coming year. This council works with faculty from MU and Lincoln University to provide a youth voice in the continued development of Missouri 4-H programs. For more information, visit extension.missouri.edu/platte.