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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 11th year member of Stringtown Bomber's 4-H Club.  He currently serves as the clubs president.  His favorite project is the swine 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


Isaac Durst

Isaac is a 10th year 4-H member.  He currently serves as president 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

Zane Edelman

Zane is a 8th year member of Blue Ribbon 4-H Club.  He currently serves as the club Reporter, which he says is definitely and underrated postition! His favorite project is woodworking because he has learned the most in it.  He said, "Honestly, I am surprised what all that I can build."  His favorite 4-H memory so far is attending Discovery Days because of the group of friends he made who did everything together.  Zane said, "4-H has given me so many opportunities to learn in fun ways." 


Halle Finnerty

Halle is starting her 10th year in Liberty 4-H Club.  She currently serves as the club president and as a 4-H Council Representative.  Her favorite projects are the Meat Goat and Swine projects because she loves getting to know her animals each year. Her favorite 4-H memory is spending time with friends at fair that she doesn't get to see year around. Halle said, "4-H has impacted my life so greatly. It had made me the person I am today, and I will forever be greatfull for this wonderful organization!"

Halle Finnerty

Kyanna Lankton

Kyanna is a 11th year member of Smilin' Thru 4-H club.  She currently serves as club secretary and a 4-H Council representative.  Her favorite project is beef because she has shown cattle since she was 7 years old when she started with a bucket calf! Her favorite 4-H memory is getting to show alongside her sister and best friend over the years! Kyanna said, "4-H has given me so many opportunities that I am very grateful for and has taught me lessons I will use throughout life. It’s the best program with the best people!"



Kyla Lankton

Kyla is an 8th year member of Smilin' Thru 4-H Club. Her favorite project is Visual Arts because drawing and painting is her passion and it also creates an opportunity to give to others. Her favorite memories are all the moments she has spent with my family and making memories with friends that’ll last a life time.  Kyla said, "4-H is a diverse organization that helps create life skills to make the best better."


Ashdynn Lehmann

Ashdynn Lehmann

Ashdynn is an 8th year member of Smilin Thru 4-H Club and currently serves as the club Vice President.  His favorite project is the horse project.  His favorite memory was his last horse show where he was able to be in it and still compete against friends and hang out during and after the show with their horses.  Ashdynn says, "4-H is a learning and leadership opportunity covering lots of different projects that you can do out in the world, and it teaches us how to make things work or how to run things in our futures. 


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)



 2021 Ambassadors

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2017 WIBW   2016 WIBW  2016  2014 WIBW

2016 Leaving    Fair   2016 Ice Cream   2015 Ice Cream

2017 Club Day   2017 Ice Cream   2018 Ambassadors  CIA  

2015 WIBW  Manhattan Hill