Local teen elected to Missouri State 4-H Council

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Rittenhouse first representative from Barry County since 1940s

Jeremiah Rittenhouse, of Barry County, recently returned from Columbia, where he was elected as a regional representative to the Missouri State 4-H Council. The election took place as part of the 71st annual State 4-H Congress from June 1-3, which was attended by more than 230 Missouri teens. Jeremiah is the first regional representative elected from Barry County since the 1940s.

The State 4-H Council is a group of teens who represent the voice of youth for Missouri 4-H, serving as mentors, ambassadors and playing a major role in the statewide 4-H events of MU Extension. Last year, more than 23,000 Missouri children and youth participated in 4-H clubs, and more than 268,000 youth were reached by Missouri 4-H programs.

Jeremiah is 18 years old, a freshman at Crowder College in Neosho and president of the Exeter Trailblazers 4-H club.

For more information on Missouri 4-H, people may visit the 4-H website at http://4h.missouri.edu. 4-H in Missouri is a program of Missouri University Extension.