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Entries by Kathy Harvey-Ellis

Take Action for 4-H Youth!

The Bill that could be Law  Margaret Turpel from Essex County is a 4-H youth member who has gathered research and reached out to her representatives to file a bill that will put 4-H on equal footing with school sports and clubs. If this bill were passed into law, 4-H students will have the same […]

Teens Introduce Agriculture to Teens in Lots to Plots

Do you really know where your food comes from? You may know something about the subject, but most likely not nearly as much as Hope Healy and Owen Weigel, 4-Hers who initiated the Lots to Plots project. Because of their efforts, the teens were recognized by the National 4-H Council earlier this year and awarded […]

Creating Urgency Around Climate Change

Throughout 2022, the Massachusetts 4-H program, Community Service Learning Initiative introduced youth to ways they can make an impact on a current issue, beginning with youth mental health and followed by food insecurity. From May to August, 4-Hers explored the theme of climate change, with the goal for youth to learn and become motivated to […]

Take me to the Fair

The Marshfield Fair bustled with activity from August 19th-28th. Plymouth County 4-H showed their dairy cattle, beef cattle, and goats, offering activities for children and families each day of the fair. 4-H also participated in the Big E, held from September 16-October 2. 4-Hers shined in Visual Presentations. The Berkshire County 4-H Fun Day and […]

Shirley Kane Memorial 4-H Golf Tournament Hits a Hole in One

The 20th Annual Shirley Kane Memorial 4-H Golf Tournament raised over $60,000 on September 12. This year the tournament celebrated 20 years of raising funds to support 4-H programs across the Commonwealth. To commemorate the day, Steve Borgeson, President of the Board of Trustees, presented a plaque to Trustee Kathy Adams, daughter of Shirley Kane. […]

Foundation Announces Kent Lage Award Winners for 2022

Hannah Denison Hannah Denison is the recipient of the 2022 1st place, $1,000 Kent Lage Leadership Award. Hannah will attend the Commonwealth Honors College at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst in the fall. A member of the Stoneybrook Saddle Club for the past 12 years, Hannah has served as her club president and as […]

The Massachusetts 4-H Foundation Announces New Board Members for 2022-23

The Massachusetts 4-H Foundation’s Board of Trustees has elected three new trustees and one new corporator for the 2022-23 year at its Annual Meeting held on May 10, 2022. Phil Trotter, Lindsey Larson, and Dr. Carey Leckie were elected as trustees, and John Lindquist was elected as a corporator. Phil Trotter is a retired healthcare […]

The Massachusetts 4-H Foundation Names Carrie Myers as Its New Executive Director

The Massachusetts 4-H Foundation appointed Carrie Myers to serve as its Executive Director, effective January 3, 2022. Myers brings over 20 years of experience in fundraising and delivering programs to youth development organizations. Most recently, she served as Director of Advancement for the North Carolina Outward Bound School where she led and consolidated the development, […]

Following her Vision

4-H Alumna Lindsey Larson shares her experiences working at the World Bank Many years ago, 4-H alumna Lindsey Larson came to the realization that it was important to promote the dignity of farmers. This belief drew her to a successful career in conservation and sustainable finance, in which people make investments with the intention of […]

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