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Kentucky 4-H summer camping program suspended for 2020 due to pandemic, gathering restrictions

By Laura Skillman University of Kentucky Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and current gathering restrictions, the Kentucky 4-H program is suspending its traditional 10-week summer camp at its four regional camping centers. “The 4-H camp directors are working to create an alternative schedule that will be modified based on the number of weeks available once gathering restrictions are lifted,” said Mark...

UK Cooperative Extension service names Mains assistant director of Kentucky 4-H

A lifelong 4-H’er has taken the helm of one of Kentucky’s most popular and storied youth development programs. The University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service has named Mark Mains the assistant director of Kentucky 4-H after a national search. He began this role in September. Mains has served as a Kentucky extension specialist for 4-H youth development since 2004. Prior to that, he was...