Famous people were 4-H’ers

What do Al Gore, Faith Hill, David Letterman and Drew Faust (President
of Harvard University) have in common? They were all 4-H’ers.  It’s
true.


Join the ranks of the famous … Join 4-H!

What do Al Gore, Faith Hill, David Letterman and Drew Faust (President of Harvard University) have in common? They were all 4-H’ers.  It’s true.

Faith Hill reportedly first sang in public at a 4-H mother-daughter luncheon when she was 7. 

Former Vice President Al Gore showed Angus beef cattle in Tennessee. 

Before we knew David Letterman as a late-night talk-show host, he hosted a children’s television show, “Clover Power,” that featured 4-H members. 

Drew Faust raised two Hereford steers named Toby and Ferdinand.  Obviously we see that these 4-Her’s did not grow up to be farmers.

So if you think 4-H is only about agriculture and rural America then you are missing out on a lot of the options in 4-H.

4-H is the largest youth development program in the country with over 6.5 million members who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills.  Although we are proud of our traditional roots in agriculture and domestic arts, and continue to teach youth skills in these areas, that is not our only focus. 

Today’s 4-H programs are as diverse as the audience that we serve with programming on science and technology, public speaking, environmental stewardship and more.

4-H youth become community leaders. Many 4-Her’s begin their leadership role right here in Mille Lacs County in a community club.  Currently Mille Lacs County has 12 different clubs for youth to choose from.

Would you like to learn more?

If your child is interested in being part of the same organization as 14 professional athletes, 23 recording artists and four astronauts, look into 4-H. For information, contact Amanda Gregerson, 4-H Program Director, University of Minnesota Extension – Mille Lacs County at 888-680-8317 or swen0291@umn.edu

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