4-H Field Trip – Tennessee 4-H is a youth development program that prepares young people to become responsible, capable and involved leaders and citizens.
Cookeville – Tennessee Tech University’s campus recently played host to more than 300 4-H members in 9th-12th grades representing 13 southeastern states during their annual Southern Region Teen Leadership Conference. The majority of the conference is held in the York 4-H Center in Crossville. Since 2019 Tech has hosted the students for a Saturday morning visit.
The College of Agriculture and Human Ecology led 4-H members through a mini showcase of presentations from their own department as well as from the College of Interdisciplinary Studies, Tech ROTC, Health Sciences, College of Education and Manufacturing and Engineering.
“The 4-Hers were able to attend two sessions, thus they got the chance to learn about many majors on campus and what it is like to be a college student for a day,” said Dennis Duncan, professor of agricultural education.
Tennessee 4-H is a youth development program that prepares young people to become responsible, capable and involved leaders and citizens. The students are given the opportunity to participate in various educational experiences to gain knowledge, develop life skills, live healthy lives, make intelligent career choices and form positive attitudes.
“Hosting this diverse group of high school youth is a wonderful opportunity for us to showcase our many colleges and units and our beautiful campus,” said Duncan.