For the 76th consecutive year, millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni across the country will be celebrating National 4-H Week during the first full week of October. Audrain County 4-H will leverage National 4-H Week this year by showcasing the incredible experiences that 4-H offers young people, and will highlight the remarkable 4-H youth in the community who work each day to make a positive impact on those around them.

In Audrain County, more than 250 4-H youth and 150 volunteers from the community are involved in 4-H. During National 4-H Week, clubs will highlight projects and activities through window displays in Mexico, Martinsburg and Centralia.

Missouri 4-H is a community of more than 100,000 youth from across the state who are instructed on leadership, citizenship and life skills. Members under the guidance of adult volunteers who teach projects ranging from aerospace and arts to veterinary science and sport fishing. Clubs also involve members in community service, camping and educational trips. The program encourages members to contribute to their communities as well as advance their education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs. For more information, visit 4h.missouri.edu.

For information regarding local 4-H clubs and activities, contact MU Extension in Audrain County at extension.missouri.edu/Audrain, (573) 581-3231.