The Minnesota 4-H Agriculture Ambassador Program is a leadership opportunity for youth in grades 10 through one year post-high school (grade 13). who are passionate about agriculture and educating others.
In addition to teaching, the 4-H agriculture ambassadors have the opportunity to promote agriculture across their local communities and around Minnesota.
From plants to livestock, these dedicated youth serve as positive representatives for agriculture and the Minnesota 4-H program.
What do 4-H agriculture ambassadors do?
The 4-H agriculture ambassadors go through training to develop leadership and teamwork skills that are used in promoting and educating communities about 4-H and agriculture. This includes leading educational experiences for youth and attending ag events, such as the Ag Day Gala. 4-H agriculture ambassadors also have the opportunity to research an agriculture topic of interest.
How to become a 4-H agriculture ambassador
To be eligible to be an ag ambassador, youth must:
- Be enrolled as a Minnesota 4-H member.
- Be between grades 10 through one year past high school (grade 13)
- Be able to serve a one or two-year term.
- Attend an in-person meeting in November (TBD)
- Must be willing to travel within the state of Minnesota to spread the word about 4-H and agriculture.
Applications are open from Aug. 1-31.
Complete the online application and provide the following:
A recent photo.
A written essay.
Two references (non-related adults) and reference letters written by them.
Applicants will be selected and notified in September. The term of a 4-H agriculture ambassador runs from Oct. 1 - Sept. 30.
Reviewed in 2023