Hundreds of Arkansas youth plan to celebrate 4-H Day at Capitol Feb. 12
By Fred Miller
U of A System Division of Agriculture
- 2019 4-H Day at the Capitol set for Feb. 12
- Organizers expect as many as 500 youth to attend
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Hundreds of Arkansas young people will descend upon Little Rock Feb. 12 for 4-H Day at the Capitol.
Arkansas 4-H organizers with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture say 375 4-H’ers were signed up for the event by the middle of January and more are expected by the end of this week.
Martha Ray Sartor, interim associate director for family and consumer sciences and 4-H, said Thursday,on the last day of registration, that about 550 4-H’ers and adult 4-H leaders are expected to attend the event.
“This is an excellent opportunity for youth 13 to 19 years old to see for themselves how their state’s government works,” Sartor said.
During the event, 4-H youth meet the governor, tour the state Capitol and watch a session of the legislature. Many 4-H’ers also are able to meet Arkansas representatives and senators.
“This is also an opportunity for today’s Arkansas leaders to meet tomorrow’s leaders,” said Angie Freel, interim associate department head for 4-H. “State government officials get to learn a little bit about the exceptional young people of Arkansas 4-H and learn about how 4-H is building life skills through their project areas.”
About the Division of Agriculture
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.
The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Media Contact: Fred Miller
U of A Division of Agriculture
Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station