We are excited to announce a new program available to you - The Agriculture Education Leaders! Freeborn, Steele, and Waseca counties are teaming up to provide this program to youth in 6th grade and older.
WHO Freeborn, Steele, or Waseca County 4-H youth in grades 6th grade and older who are interested in learning, leading, and sparking a passion for agriculture, all while learning more about their local communities!
WHAT The 4-H Agriculture Education Leader program is designed to give young people who are passionate about agriculture a pathway to promote 4-H and agriculture. It will provide opportunities to network with others that will help you grow as individuals as well as strengthening your knowledge in the agriculture industry through community engagement and career exploration.
WHEN Our first Ag Ed Leader experience will be on Tuesday, October 24 at 6 pm in Albert Lea (exact location TBD). This meeting will be a planning meeting, so come ready to give input on what facets of agriculture you want to learn about and what local places you want to tour. We will also be doing a service project that will benefit our area farmers. We will provide supper and beverages.
To attend on October 24, sign up at z.umn.edu/OctoberAgEdLeaderSignUp by October 17. If you can't attend, but are still interested in the program, you will be informed of the next opportunity to participate.
We hope to see you at a 4-H Agriculture Education Leader experience during the 2023-2024 4-H Year!!!
There will not be an application process for being an Agriculture Education Leaders - We will announce dates and locations the Ag Ed Leaders will be meeting and planned topics for that meeting. You simply will just need to let us know you are coming when meeting times are announced - information about upcoming meetings will be shared via email, on participating counties websites and facebook pages.
A NOTE TO PARENTS OF INTERESTED YOUTH: If your youth is interested in coming to one or more Ag Ed Leader gatherings, and you are not currently a screened adult with the Minnesota 4-H program, you may want to start the steps necessary to become screened as we will occasionally need help from parents in transporting youth to various locations. In order to transport youth who are not your own children during a 4-H event, you will need to be a screened volunteer. You can start the screening process for adult volunteers here: https://extension.umn.edu/volunteering-4-h/apply-become-4-h-volunteer