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Local ambassadors

Most Minnesota counties and tribal nations have a 4‑H ambassador program. Ambassadors are select 4‑H youth who lead and take part in activities that help them become good citizens and leaders. Contact your local 4‑H office to learn more about these programs in your area.

State ambassadors

For over 50 years, the Minnesota 4-H State Ambassador team has offered leadership and civic engagement to 4-H and their communities through service, promotion and education across the state. They are role models for other 4-H'ers and they serve as positive representatives of the Minnesota 4-H program. They represent a diverse group of 4-H projects, programs and areas of the state. 

Group of state ambassadors
Meet the 2019-2020 Minnesota 4-H State Ambassadors!

What do Minnesota 4-H State Ambassadors do?

During their one-year term, state ambassadors facilitate and take part in activities to promote, represent, plan and implement high-quality programming for Minnesota youth. They gather in-person four times a year to do personal leadership development activities and to work as a team to create opportunities for middle and high school youth. At the BLU and YELLO! conferences, the state ambassadors teach and facilitate learning sessions for youth participants.

Meet the team

How to become a Minnesota 4-H State Ambassador


Request a state ambassador

Do you need a Minnesota 4-H State Ambassador to help you as a 4-H youth spokesperson, emcee, speaker, program facilitator or host for your statewide program or event?

Request a state ambassador

Contact the civic engagement and leadership advisory team

This group of adults works with the state ambassadors throughout the year to help guide, teach and facilitate events and activities that the ambassadors host and attend. There is a civic engagement and leadership team member in each region of the state.

Main contact: mn4h-stateambieadvisors@umn.edu, 612-624-9117

Meg Clark, state ambassador coordinator

Jacquie Lonning, civic engagement and leadership director

Karen Beranek, Extension educator, Southwest region

Lori Hall, Extension educator, Northeast region

Sutton Stewart, Extension educator, Northwest region

Amber Shanahan, Extension educator, Central region

Reviewed in 2019

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