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Why 4-H is focusing on tech along with tractors

Photo Illustration: Rebecca Zisser / Axios

Though best known for teaching about plows and cows, 4-H is increasingly playing a role in cities and focusing on teaching skills like science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Why it matters: "Estimates show that 65% of today's students entering grade school this year will be employed in jobs that don't exist yet, and 60% of new jobs created this century will require skills in STEM-related fields," CEO Jennifer Sirangelo told Axios.