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4-H/NIFA Partnerships with the Military

The USDA 4-H National Headquarters formally established partnerships with the military through the Department of Defense (D0D) and Department of Homeland Security to support positive youth development education for those whose parents are serving in the military worldwide. These partnerships include:

  • DOD - Military Child and Family Policy (MCFP)
  • Army Child, Youth and School Services
  • Air Force Child and Youth Programs
  • Navy Child and Youth Programs
  • Coast Guard Morale, Welfare and Recreation
  • National Guard and Reserve


These key 4-H Military Partnerships programs bring the resources of the land grant university system to military children through university and county 4-H staff.



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