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Tennessee: The Volunteer State

Daniel Sarver, Extension Specialist

Tennessee has long been called, “The Volunteer State.” But it wasn’t until recently (February 10, 2020 to be exact) that state lawmakers officially designated Tennessee as “The Volunteer State.”

How fitting! Volunteerism is a key component to the Tennessee 4-H program. Volunteers take on many roles, from teaching life skills in the cabin at camp, to teaching BB gun safety, to teaching leadership skills for the first time to 4th graders. 4-H volunteers embody the “Spirit” of 4-H.

So, to commemorate our state’s new (but old) official nickname, a big thank you goes to our “Volunteers.