Josh Yates, a Kanabec County 4-H member, was named 2022-2023 Minnesota 4-H Agriculture Ambassador. Josh was selected from a competitive pool of applicants and was chosen based on his passion for 4-H, agriculture and being a role model for 4-H youth across Minnesota 4-H. Josh will be serving as a 4-H Agriculture Ambassador from Oct. 1, 2022, to Sept. 31, 2023.
Throughout the year, along with 19 youth members from across Minnesota 4-H, he will be speaking up for agriculture and educating the public. Some of the opportunities that the 4-H agriculture ambassadors will participate in are:
- Speaking at events, such as Farmfest and Ag Galas
- Supporting 4-H agriculture-related programs such as 4-H crop scouting
- Providing 4-H agriculture/agronomy-related day camps
- Educating the public through 4-H opportunities at the Minnesota State Fair
Josh farms with his family north of Mora. He raises sheep, poultry, meat rabbits and horses, as well as bales hay. Josh is also a part-time student at Pine Tech. Community College, works at Peterson Feed Mill, serves as a county 4-H ambassador and is secretary of his 4-H Club.