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Minnesota 4-H: Growing True Leaders to air Oct. 11


During National 4-H Week, Pioneer Public Television will air a new edition of Minnesota 4-H: Growing True Leaders, a program to celebrate the accomplishments of Minnesotan 4-H'ers and showcases the values and mission of our organization.

Hosted by Libby Montreuil, this edition of Minnesota 4-H: Growing True Leaders highlights the Milan Navigators 4-H Club, which recently took part in a special national initiative to improve community health.

The program also features interviews with 4-H'ers at the Minnesota State Fair talking about their projects and experiences in 4-H. This year’s program features 4-H'ers from 10 different counties: Blue Earth, Washington, Pennington, Nicollet, Olmsted, Stearns, Washington, Martin, Wright and Carver.

As Minnesota's largest youth development organization, 4-H strives "to make the best better" through hands-on projects in areas such as science, health, agriculture, citizenship and the arts. 4-H programs provide a safe, fun and educational environment provided by the staff and many adult volunteers. In this community-based setting, young people find the encouragement to become responsible leaders in their communities. As Emma from Blue Earth County says, "What inspires me is just knowing there's other kids looking up to me when I’m out there in the ring or I’m taking care of my animals. There's always someone younger who's watching you."

Minnesota 4-H: Growing True Leaders is produced and edited by Dylan Curfman with assistance from Madison Muir, Kristofor Gieske and Max Grabow. The half-hour program will air Thursday, October 11 at 7 p.m. on Pioneer Public TV and Lakeland PBS. Following the broadcast, it will also be available to watch online at www.pioneer.org/4-H.

Major supporters for Minnesota 4-H: Growing True Leaders include the Minnesota Farmers Union, the Minnesota Corn Growers Association and the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation.

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