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Extension Office: 620-364-5313
Back Row (L-R) Ashdynn Lehmann, Caleb Durst
Front Row (L-R) Rachael Barnhardt, Alonna Rodgers, Kyla Lankton, Emma Krueger, Brynna Wilson
New Ambassadors for 2023-2024 4-H Year = Rachael Barnhardt and Alonna Rodgers...bios coming soon!
Caleb is an 8th year member of the Blue Ribbon 4-H Club. He currently serves as club secretary and as the junior project leader for Energy Management and Entomology projects. His favorite project is Energy Management. Caleb's favorite 4-H memory is when he won the top persona award at the 2018 Western Heritage National Conference. Why does Caleb choose 4-H? He says, "4-H is an organization where one can learn parliamentary procedure, how to properly voice opinions, to develop leadership skills, how to complete a project to the best of one's ability, how to be organized, and how to responsibly hold an office. 4-H is also rewarding when one can have a great time with peers and also when project work is completed to give a sense of pride. The skills that I have learned from 4-H I will use through college and the rest of my life."
Emma is a 10th year member of Stringtown Bombers 4-H Club and serves as the club secretary. Her favorite projects are everything livestock and Visual Arts. Emma's favorite 4-H memory was going to Coffey County 4-H Camp this summer, followed by the County Fair, and making a ton of new friends while making new memories. Why does Emma choose 4-H? She says, " You learn so many life lessons and make so many different memories. It gives you an opportunity to help others and give back to your community!"
Kyla is an 8th year member of Stringtown Bombers 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 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.
My name is Brynna Wilson and I have been in Liberty 4-H for 10 years. I absolutely love the beef project. It has taught me so much about responsibility, leadership, and team work. I have been my club’s secretary for the last two years and will be the 2022-23 club treasurer! My favorite 4-H memory was when I presented my business outfit without shoes after being stepped on by my steer and then won overall grand champion! 4-H is a great program for kids to make connections and learn to be independent.
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.
2023-2024 New Ambassador Application (Click Here)
Ambassador Renewal Form (Click Here)
AMBASSADORS THROUGH THE YEARS