Youth Members and Adult Volunteers
Tollgate Farm 4-H Club is a group of kids and adult volunteers learning about sustainable agriculture. This club began as part of Michigan State University’s 4-H Youth Gardens and Farm Stands Project. Hands-on farm-based activities provide the produce, eggs, soap or other farm products for sale at farm stands. Thinking through the business activities of producing, pricing, advertising and selling builds teamwork and leadership skills.
Many club members actively participate in the Youth Urban Agriculture movement, as well as in the county and state-level competitions, such as the Oakland County Fair, the Fifth Third Bank Michigan State Fair, and various 4-H- and MSU-related competitions, workshops, and other events. Their achievements have been recognized by 4-H leaders, MSU representatives, prominent business leaders, and Michigan lawmakers. They have also won numerous awards, prizes, trophies, and scholarships.