Susanna Haynes

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2018 Friend of 4-H Award

Each year, the Tennessee 4-H program recognizes a supporter who has gone above and beyond to support 4-H Youth Development. The Tennessee 4-H Foundation honors outstanding individuals who have significantly contributed their time and resources to help young people enrolled in 4-H all over the state. This year at Congress, we honored Dr. Joe DiPietro, the 24th president of the University of Tennessee, with the 2018 Friend of 4-H Award. DiPietro joins the ranks of other highly distinguished individuals who have supported the program


2018 Congress

During the third week of March, 4-H students from across the state gathered in Murfreesboro to celebrate the successes and achievements of the previous year. Since its beginning in 1948, Congress has given nearly 40,000 4-H’ers and volunteer leaders the opportunity to experience state government firsthand. Tennessee 4-H Congress is an activity that supports the citizenship project and helps 4-H’ers to foster and develop lifelong citizenship habits. Activities throughout the week included a visit to the Tennessee State Capitol, a trip


2018 Summer Events

Each summer, Tennessee 4-H’ers keep themselves occupied. Between Roundup, camp and academic conferences across the state and country, students are quite busy. Here’s a preview of exciting things to come this season. Junior High 4-H Academic Conference – June 12-15 The Junior High 4-H Academic Conference provides junior high 4-H’ers with the opportunity to receive intensive training in their specified project areas under the supervision of UT specialists and to explore related career opportunities. 4-H Shooting Sports – June 24-29 A volunteer-led


70 Years of 4-H All Stars

The Tennessee 4-H All Stars program is celebrating 70 years! The 4-H All Stars is the second level in Tennessee 4-H recognition. To qualify for All Stars, 4-H’ers may apply for membership after finishing the eighth grade in 4-H Honor Club. Membership in All Stars is based on service, which is the All Star motto. Being accepted as a member of All Stars is the highest recognition that a Tennessee 4-H’er can achieve. Ultimately, the goal of All Stars is to


Alumni Spotlight: David Alford

You may recognize David Alford for his long-running role as Bucky Dawes on the hit television show, Nashville, or for his role in the Broadway play Little Foxes, but there is much more to Alford than meets the eye. Alford grew up on his family farm in Adams, Tennessee, where he became an active participant in the Robertson County 4-H Club. During his time in 4-H, Alford participated in public speaking, leadership and agricultural projects, but found some of his biggest successes during


2017 TN 4-H Year in Review

2017 was a big year for Tennessee 4-H! Thanks to friends like you, 4-H youth across the state are able to participate in a variety of events each year. Our Tennessee 4-H’ers were very busy and made us proud on the local, state and national levels. Here’s to a great 2017 and an even better 2018! January: Annual TN 4-H All Star Council Meeting This year, members of the Tennessee 4-H All Stars High Council met in Lebanon for


Alumni Spotlight: Lelan Statom

For nearly two decades, Middle Tennessee residents have woken up to hear Lelan Statom’s weather report on News Channel 5. He credits his success to skills that he first learned in 4-H. “I think participating in the public speaking and demonstration contests helped lay the foundation for what I do now, “ explained Statom. “While I hated the extemporaneous part of the speaking contests, it serves me very well now since I ad-lib the weather forecasts during newscasts.” Statom, who was