Purdy youth attends Teen Conference

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Brady Powers, of the Screeching Eagles 4-H Club in Purdy, was among 333 people attending the annual Missouri 4-H Teen Conference, March 12 and 13, at the University of Missouri in Columbia. The delegates, hailing from 58 Missouri counties, attended workshops on the MU Campus to connect with other youth, build service learning experience, and master innovative new skills. Activities included creating musical instruments from recycled materials, learning about other cultures, and assembling hygiene packages for homeless citizens. Delegates also learned about honey bees and their importance to Missouri agriculture, through a hands-on 4-H Ag Innovators Experience created by a collaboration of National 4-H Council and the Monsanto Company. Teen Conference is planned and led by the State 4-H Council working in partnership with MU Extension faculty advisors. Missouri 4-H is open to all children ages 5 to 18. For more information contact the Barry County MU Extension Center at 417-847-3161. Contributed photo

Brady Powers, of the Screeching Eagles 4-H Club in Purdy, was among 333 people attending the annual Missouri 4-H Teen Conference, March 12 and 13, at the University of Missouri in Columbia.