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Coffey County

4-H Ambassadors


Jill Barnhardt, Agent Email

Darl Henson, Agent Email

Mary Lou Ponder, Advisor

Extension Office: 620-364-5313

2021 Ambassadors

Elliott Burns

Elliott is a 9th year member of Stringtown Bomber's 4-H Club.  He currently serves as the clubs treasurer.  His favorite project is the beef project, but his favorite 4-H memories include all of the good times at County 4-H Camp.  Elliott says, "4-H is the best organization on the planet!"

Elliott Burns

Colleen Decker

Colleen is a 4th year member of Smilin' Thru 4-H Club.  She currently serves as club president. Her favorite projects are swine, photography, and foods. Her favorite 4-H memory is participating in County Fair.  Collen says, "I love 4-H because it allows me to try new things and expand my interests in all sorts of different areas!"


Audrey Durst

Audrey is a 11th year member of Blue Ribbon 4-H club.   Her favorite project is Western Heritage, and her favorite memory is is the whole experience of winning the State Shooting Sports KAP, and attending National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Georgia. This experience gave her the chance to make new friends, and lots of wonderful memories with those friends.  Audrey says, "4-H is a wonderful learning experience that not only teaches many life skills such as citizenship, leadership and public speaking, but also gives members a way to make lifelong friends and memories!"


Isaac Durst

Isaac is a 9th year 4-H member.  He currently serves as a junior leader, song leader, recreation leader, and 4-H Council representative in Blue Ribbon 4-H Club. His favorite project is Shooting Sports- Western Heritage, and his favorite memory is winning the top and award at the Western heritage national competition. Isaac says, "I love 4-H because it teaches me life skills and I get to spend time with great people."

Isaac Durst

Halle Finnerty

Halle is starting her 9th year in Liberty 4-H Club.  She currently serves as the club secretary.  Her favorite project is the Meat Goat project and her favorite 4-H memory is seeing everyone that she doesn't normally get to throughout the year at the county fair.  Halle says, "I love 4-H because it has helped me grow into the person I am now, it has helped me so much with public speaking and responsibility.  I truly believe that 4-H has changed my life." 

Halle Finnerty

Kyanna Lankton

Kyanna is a 11th year member of Smilin' Thru 4-H club and is starting her 10th year in Coffey County 4-H.   She currently serves as club secretary and a 4-H Council representative.  Her favorite projects are swine, goats and beef, and her favorite memory is placing 3rd overall in beef showmanship at the Kansas State Fair.   Kyanna says, "4-H has given me opportunities that no other organization can offer.  It has taught me responsibility, character, and how to be the best version of myself. 



Michael Lehmann

Michael is a 12th year member of Tip Top 4-H club.  He currently serves as club president and as a 4-H Council representative.  His favorite project is the Beef project, and his favorite 4-H memories involve all of the fun times that he has had at the County Fair with life  long friends.  Michael says, "4-H is an amazing organization that I am super lucky to be a part of!"


Maggie Seaman

Maggie is starting her 11th year in the Tip Top 4-H Club.  She currently serves as club secretary.  The sheep project is her favorite project, which she has participated in for 10 years, in addition to enjoying a bonus year as a Cloverbud.  Her favorite 4-H memory is earning Intermediate Round Robin Champion at the Coffey County Fair.  Maggie says, "4-H is an organization for family and friends to come together.  It has helped me in many skills including leadership and communication.  It brings the 4-H family together and teaches you how to be in something as a team and work together."

Maggie Seaman

Coffey County 4-H Ambassadors are a group of committed 4-H members who work closely with County Agents and Advisors to promote 4-H, organize and narrate events, and become positive role models for other members of the community.  The requirements for becoming an ambassador include, but are not limited to:

  • Commitment to the Coffey County 4-H Program, including attending at least 10 of your 4-H Club's meetings
  • Positive attitude about 4-H and all other 4-H members
  • Willingness to promote 4-H to the public
  • Willingness to participate in Ambassador functions and leadership activities, such as:
    • Introduce new families to the 4-H program at a Project Enrollment Fair and be available to answer questions
    • National 4-H week promotion on the radio, delivering table tents to restaurants, taking posters to businesses, sponsoring the window display contest for the clubs, etc
    • Help organize and/or narrate the Achievement banquet, 4-H Day, Awards Ceremony at the Fair
    • Organize, plan, and conduct a Coffey County 4-H Promotional  activity
    • Do a community service activity each quarter of the year, including 48 Hours of 4-H in October
    • Serve as an irreproachable representative of the Coffey County 4-H program.  Especially when attending out-of-county events
    • Presentations to civic groups
    • Help promote 4-H through various media (I.e radio, school newspaper, web posting, social networking

Ambassadors must also attend one of 3 Kansas 4-H events in their first 2 years of service: State Ambassador Training, Kansas Youth Leadership Forum, or Discovery Days. 

To become a 4-H Ambassador, a 4-Her must apply by the designated deadline each year, usually established in June.  After applying, the individual must complete an interview process.  Only two ambassadors per club, per year may be selected. 


2021-2022 New Ambassador Application (Click Here)

Ambassador Renewal Form (Click Here)



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