Arkansas Association of Extension 4-H Agents
The Arkansas Association of Extension 4-H Agents (AAE4-HA) is an affiliate organization of the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA) . The purpose is to promote the profession of Extension 4-H youth work in Arkansas and to encourage professional improvement among all Extension personnel.
AAE4-HA is seeking nominations for Extension Professional of the Year and Volunteer of the Year. Nominations should be based on contributions to 4-H. Winners will be recognized virtually during the Summer 2020. Please return all nominations to the AAE4-HA Past President or Hope Bragg at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 28, 2021.
Why Join AAE4-HA?
AAE4-HA membership offers many benefits:
- Professional Improvement
- Positive Reinforcement
- Peer Recognition
- Personal Growth
What does it cost?
Annual AAE4-HA dues are $90 and should be sent to the AAE4-HA treasurer. Dues can be paid with:
- check payable to AAE4-HA
- credit union account transfer
- indirect account
How do I Join?
Membership is open to all professional, county, area, state staff members, and paraprofessionals such as 4-H Program Assistants of the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service who work with the 4-H youth development program. Membership is available to other youth development professionals, former NAE4-HA members and NAE4-HA donors and supporters.
Awards & Scholarships
AAE4-HA membership also offers scholarships and awards. Members apply for a variety of awards from communications and publications to GIS and STEM recognition. Congratulations to all our 2020 winners! To learn more visit here.
Congratulations to our 2021 winners!
Educational Package - Team: Hope Bragg, Elizabeth Easley & Cynthia Rorie
Educational Package - Individual: Casey Ford
Feature Story: Rachel Bearden
Media Presentation: Casey Ford
Periodical Publication - Individual: Samantha Horn
Personal Column: Elizabeth Easley
Promotional Piece - Individual: Elizabeth Easley
Promotional Piece - Team: Creenna Bocksnick & Chris Meux
Published Photo: Rachel Bearden
Video Program: Creenna Bocksnick, Jesse Bocksnick, & Ashley Dingman
Citizenship in 4-H Youth Development Award: Casey Ford
Denise Miller National 4-H Innovator Award: Creenna Bocksnick & Jesse Bocksnick
Excellence in 4-H Club Support Award: Rachel Bearden
Excellence in Animal Science Award: Rachel Bearden
Excellence in Camping Award: Creenna Bocksnick & Jesse Bocksnick
Excellence in Communication and Expressive Arts Award: Creenna Bocksnick
Excellence in Geospacial Programming Award: Hope Bragg
Excellence in Global Citizenship Programming Award: Rachel Bearden
Excellence in Healthy Living Programming Award: Creenna Bocksnick
Excellence in Natural Resources & Environmental Education Award: Elizabeth Easley, Cynthia Rorie, & Hope Bragg
Excellence in Peer Professional Development Award: Hope Bragg & Lori Canada
Jim Kahler Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and mathematics Award: Casey Ford
Excellence in Shooting Sports Programming Award: Jesse Bocksnick, Heather Jackson, Tyler Caston, Nicole Nicols, & Doug Russell
Excellence in Teamwork Award: Elazabeth Easley, Hope Bragg & Cynthia Rorie
Excellence in Workforce Development Programming Award: Rachel Bearden
Greg Yost Memorial Youth in Leadership Award: Elizabeth Easley, Cynthia Rorie & Hope Bragg
Search for Excellence in Teen Programming Award: Elizabeth Easley
AAE4-HA Rookie of the Year: Harlee Haney
Achievement in Service: Casey Ford - Franklin County
Achievement in Service: Elizabeth Easley - Mississippi County
Distinguished Service Award: Erica Williams - Pulaski County
Distinguished Service Award: Shea Wilson - Prairie County
Meritorious Service Award: Pia Woods - Jefferson County
In 2021, members from all over the country will join in Memphis, TN for the NAE4-HYDP Conference. Members will participate in networking opportunities, breakout sessions, and general sessions. This year's conference is scheduled for November 16-18, 2021 at the Peabody Hotel. This will be a hybrid conference with limited in-person attendees and virtual attendees.
Past President: Creenna Bocksnick
President: Samantha Horn
2021-2022 Committee Chairs
Professional Development Team Chair:
Research & Programs Team Chair:
Marketing and Outreach Team Chair:
Finance and Operations Team Chair:
Member Services Team Chair:
State Relations Team Chair: