4-H Adds Robotics to its Youth Programs

Published by , August 14, 2017 1:28 pm

(TheEagle)  4-H organizations have kept the same mission of giving youth the life skills to become leaders, but meeting that goal now is less about showcasing canning or corn-producing skills. Programs range from entrepreneurship classes and fashion projects to gun safety lessons, animal rearing and robotics.
Toby Lepley, a program specialist with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service,is particularly excited about the robotics program that 4-H jumped into several years back. He said it has been one of the fastest growing programs in 4-H. A lot of our major stock shows that we partner with throughout the year also are diversifying their competition and they allow robotics competitions now through the standpoint of looking at agriculture and the importance of robotics in agriculture,” he said.

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