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2015 National 4-H Congress (12/22/2015)

Four of our North Dakota 4-H youth and their adult chaperone, represented the NDSU Extension Service well at the 2015 National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Georgia in late November. The youth were Traci Lagein, Towner County; Emily Zikmund, Walsh County; Rebecca Liffrig, Oliver County; and Marisa Smith, Sargent County. The chaperone was Barb Thoreson, 4-H volunteer from Kathryn, ND in Barnes County.

Excite, Spark, Ignite was the theme of the 4-H Congress event. Former North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Roger Johnson, who currently works at National Farmers Union, is included in the photo below. That organization sponsored Miss America Betty Cantrell (former 4-Her from Georgia) to speak and perform at the Gala event. Extension Director Chris Boerboom was also in attendance representing Extension Service directors on the National 4-H Congress board that governs the event.

North Dakota 4-H uses an application and selection process to choose the youth who attend. The North Dakota 4-H Foundation provides financial support for this national event opportunity. Applications for the trip are due August 1.

The press release provides more information about the event.

National 4-H Congress 2015 

(left to right) Roger Johnson, Traci Lagein, Emily Zikmund, Betty Cantrell, Rebecca Liffrig, Marisa Smith, Barb Thoreson, and Chris Boerboom

Brad Cogdill, Chair, Center for 4-H Youth Development

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