Founded in 1902, 4-H was incorporated into Extension Service in 1914 as a non-formal education program teaching leadership, citizenship, responsibility, communication and other valuable life skills to youth.
Our mission is to create supportive environments for youth to reach their full potential. Youth ages 5-18 can become involved in 4-H through joining a local club or special-interest group, enrolling in a camp, or by participating in a 4-H school enrichment program.
For more information on 4-H in Florida, visit http://florida4h.org/
Meet the 4-H team
Chandler Mulvaney; 4-H Youth Development
Chandler Mulvaney is a 4th generation cattle producer from Opelika, Alabama. As a 12-year 4-H alumni and former Alabama 4-H president, Chandler understands the roles needed to have a successful, game-changing program. After years dedicated to animal livestock production on his family farm, Chandler took his passion for education to Auburn University where he graduated with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Agriculture Communications and Agriculture Leadership. After working and living in West Africa as an AgriCorps Fellow, Chandler returned to the United States to pursue a masters degree. Most recently, Chandler finished his research program at the University of Georgia with a Masters of Science in Agriculture and Environmental Education (MAEE).
From growing up working with the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) as a former National Beef Ambassador to living on three continents, Chandler is passionate for seeing people develop. It is with this same passion that Chandler hopes to provide additional opportunities for Marion County 4-Hers to experience each year.
Emma Cannon; 4-H Youth Development
As a former North Carolina (NC) State FFA President, NC Watermelon Queen, and recent graduate of the Masters of Agriculture Education program from NC State University, Emma has a true passion for being a spokesperson for agriculture. After finishing her undergraduate degree from NC State University in 2016, Emma took her passion for youth and rural development to West Africa. Emma continued to work as an agricultural advocate, connecting farmers and youth to opportunities for sustainable lifestyles in rural Ghana. Emma then continued her education by achieving her Masters of Science.
Now, as a 4-H agent in Marion County, FL, Emma is excited to work on developing curriculum and programming that can assist 4-Hers and volunteers in their personal and professional development.