Then and Now


When these Berks County girls presented bread and cake in 1914 (just as the Smith-Lever Act established the cooperative extension system linked to land-grant universities), few states had bread projects even though USDA had done considerable research on bread. Connecting research to extension was just beginning.

4-H was born 100 years ago and has continued to introduce youth to educational projects and activities—robotics, engineering, animals, plants, nutrition, health, and leadership, just to name a few. Opportunities to have positive experiences and build real-life skills.

As 4-H celebrates its 100th birthday, take a few moments to see what it can do for the young people in your life.

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