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Several NDSU Extension agents and specialists attend the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents conference. Pictured are, standing, from left: Karla Meikle (agent, Morton County), Rick Schmidt (agent, Oliver County), Crystal Schaunaman (agent, McIntosh County), Brian Zimprich (agent, Ransom County), Ron Wiederholt (central district director), Penny Nester (agent, Kidder County), Dena Kemmet (agent, Mercer County), Caroline Homan (agent, LaMoure County), Meagan Scott (4-H youth development specialist), Brad Cogdill (chair, Center for 4-H Youth Development) and Amelia Doll (agent, Burleigh County); seated: Kimberly Fox (agent, Benson County) and Acacia Stuckle (agent, Emmons County). (NDSU photo) Several NDSU Extension agents and specialists attend the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents conference. Pictured are, standing, from left: Karla Meikle (agent, Morton County), Rick Schmidt (agent, Oliver County), Crystal Schaunaman (agent, McIntosh County), Brian Zimprich (agent, Ransom County), Ron Wiederholt (central district director), Penny Nester (agent, Kidder County), Dena Kemmet (agent, Mercer County), Caroline Homan (agent, LaMoure County), Meagan Scott (4-H youth development specialist), Brad Cogdill (chair, Center for 4-H Youth Development) and Amelia Doll (agent, Burleigh County); seated: Kimberly Fox (agent, Benson County) and Acacia Stuckle (agent, Emmons County). (NDSU photo)
NDSU Extension specialists and agents receive national recognition for their work with 4-H programming and volunteerism.

Several North Dakota State University Extension Service agents and specialists were honored at the recent National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA) conference in Indianapolis, Ind., for their work with 4-H.

The recipients and the awards they received were:

  • Adrian Biewer, 4-H youth development specialist, NDSU Extension Service Center for 4-H Youth Development - Distinguished Service Award, which is presented to an NAE4-HA member with seven or more years of work in 4-H
  • Kimberly Fox, agent, Benson County - Achievement in Service Award, which honors NAE4-HA members with more than three and less than seven years of experience in 4-H, and a Regional First-Time Conference Attendee Award
  • Samantha Lahman, agent, Pembina County - Achievement in Service Award
  • Maxine Nordick, agent, Cass County - 25 Years of Service Award
  • Crystal Schaunaman, agent, McIntosh County - Distinguished Service Award
  • Rick Schmidt, agent, Oliver County - Meritorious Service Award, which recognizes NAE4-HA members with 15 or more years of work in 4-H
  • Rachelle Vettern, 4-H leadership-volunteer development specialist, Center for 4-H Youth Development - National Specialty Award for Excellence in 4‐H Volunteerism ‐ Team, which honors Extension professionals for their work in managing a 4-H volunteer program and/or enhancing 4-H volunteer development

4-H, a program of the NDSU Extension Service, provides hands-on, real-life experiences through projects, activities and events, and is available to all youth in every county in North Dakota. 4-H is the only research-based youth organization in the state.

Research shows that youth involved in 4-H are three times more likely to be active in their communities, nearly twice as likely to attend college and 56 percent more physically active.


NDSU Agriculture Communication - Dec. 20, 2017

Source:Karla Meikle, 701-667-3340, karla.meikle@ndsu.edu
Editor:Ellen Crawford, 701-231-5391, ellen.crawford@ndsu.edu
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