4-H Explores brings youths to Mizzou campus

  • Published: Friday, June 24, 2022

COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension hosted the 2022 Missouri 4-H Explores – College and Career Pathways event June 1-2 on the MU campus.

Participants learned about degree programs at MU’s College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, including agricultural education; biochemistry; natural resource science and management; environmental sciences; animal sciences; plant sciences; agricultural systems technology; food science and nutrition; and nutrition and exercise physiology.

Highlights included seeing how drones are used to monitor farm fields, watching the launch of a weather balloon and learning to extract proteins from food items.

Youths reported that after the event they had more knowledge about college life, choosing a career path, preparing for college and the degrees offered by the college.

About 4-H

More than 55,000 members strong, Missouri 4-H is an active, dynamic organization of young people who are learning, growing and preparing to be the leaders of today and tomorrow – making a real difference in their community, country and world. 4-H is the youth development program of the University of Missouri and the nation’s Cooperative Extension System. For more information, visit 4h.missouri.edu.

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Youths launch a weather balloon with faculty and staff from the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Environmental Sciences program.

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Kent Shannon, MU assistant teaching professor of plant sciences, shows how drones are used to conduct research at MU’s Sanborn Field.

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