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.


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

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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