One of the strongest outlets between the University and the community during the 1970s was the 4-H program. It served as an outreach for youth and adults in the community. While the 4-H program did not become an extension of the University during the 1970s, it was a strong program that wasn’t hindered by conflict like much of the University was. It was able to help the community throughout the state by sending out pamphlets and correspondences directly to homes.
The positive impact on the community couldn’t be carried out without more help to the University. Donors to the 4-H program provided financial support, time, and counsel to help the extension of the University run smoothly. One chancellor during the 1970s, Joseph Soshnik, was one who took the time to send out special recognition to those who helped keep the 4-H program running, which served as the bridge between the University and the community (Soshnik). Due to the 4-H program’s success, men could receive farming advice, women could receive baking and sewing information, and youth could benefit by being directly in the 4-H program.