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June 17, 2020

Arkansas 4-H announces 2020–21 state ambassadors

By Tracy Courage
U of A System Division of Agriculture

Fast Facts:

  • State ambassadors represent 4-H at fairs, donor events and more
  • Arkansas 4-H serves more than 133,000 children and young adults

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LITTLE ROCK – The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture has selected 22 Arkansas 4-H members as ambassadors to represent the organization statewide for 2020-21. Ambassadors collaborate with the division’s Cooperative Extension Service to plan and facilitate 4-H events throughout the year, representing 4-H at various activities such as fairs, donor events, awards programs and community and state events.

REPRESENTING — The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture has selected 22 Arkansas 4-H members as ambassadors to represent the organization statewide for 2020-21. Ambassadors collaborate with the division’s Cooperative Extension Service to plan and facilitate 4-H events throughout the year, representing 4-H at various activities such as fairs, donor events, awards programs and community and state events. (Division of Agriculture photo.)

“Each of our new ambassadors has already had an impact in their communities and in 4-H at the local, regional and state 4-H programs and will represent Arkansas 4-H well,” said Angie Freel, associate department head of 4-H. “Serving as an ambassador will help them develop additional skills in leadership, public speaking, citizenship and community service.” 

Arkansas 4-H, the youth development program of the Division of Agriculture, serves more than 133,000 youth through programming that helps them learn skills to lead for a lifetime. The core elements of 4-H are leadership, youth-adult partnerships, life skills and community service. Free programs are offered in all 75 counties of Arkansas. 

All of this year’s ambassadors were previously “Teen Stars” in the 4-H program. As part of their application to be an ambassador, they developed a 4-H promotional speech and were interviewed by a panel of judges. The new group will be formally recognized later this summer in a virtual awards ceremony.

This year’s ambassadors are: 

Arkansas County — Magon James
Benton County — Jessica Hope, Conner LaBrecque and Jose Newsom
Crawford County — Jonathan Cline
Franklin County — Whitnee Wallace
Greene County — Madeline Pillow
Independence County — Sarah Barber and Madison Ireland
Izard County — Gracie Wallgren-Crider
Johnson County — Savannah Loving
Madison County — Sarah Mahan
Pope County — Spencer Warren
Randolph County — Natalie Ballard and Madelyn Hart
Saline County — Grayson Freel
Sevier County — Ethan Wolcott and Hunter Frachiseur
Washington County — Emma Gardner and Janna Morse
White County — Mary Jenna Pruitt and Annabelle Ferren

To learn about extension programs in Arkansas, contact your local Cooperative Extension Service agent or visit www.uaex.edu. Follow us on Twitter at @UAEX_edu.

 

About the Division of Agriculture

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.

The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Media contact:
Tracy Courage
Director, Communications Services
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126
tcourage@uaex.edu  

 

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