National Collegiate 4-H

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Collegiate 4-H Facilitators

Collegiate 4-H Facilitators provide leadership for key components of the National 4-H Conference. Facilitators lead delegates through team building activities, “citizenship excursions” as well as round table discussions —which leads to the recommendations that youth provide to the Secretary of Agriculture and others to strengthen the 4-H Youth Development Program.


The National 4-H Headquarters is pleased to announce an opportunity for Collegiate 4-H Members to serve as Collegiate Facilitators at the 2008 National 4-H Conference in Chevy Chase, Maryland. The conference will be held from Saturday, March 29 – Thursday, April 3, 2008. Collegiate Facilitators will be required to arrive Thursday, March 27 th and depart on April 3rd.

This year’s conference promises to be an exciting event for all involved, as more than 400 delegates from across the country come together to explore the theme “Green A.I.D. – Acquire, Inform, Deliver”. The theme reflects the question, “As society becomes more environmentally conscious, how can the 4-H Youth Development Program “A.I.D.” in enhancing socially significant and relevant programming to increase the environmental awareness of our clubs, our communities, our country, and our world.”

Collegiate Facilitators play a key role throughout the conference as they lead delegates in a variety of team building activities, round table discussions, and lead “citizenship excursions” through D.C. Facilitators will undergo training in facilitation techniques as well as develop skills in leading groups on field trips, through icebreakers and team building exercises.

Facilitators are expected to participate in all activities during the Conference and will depart on April 3. All travel expenses will be reimbursed. Meals and lodging are provided as part of the conference.

For more information, contact Eddy Mentzer at .

Application Form Available at

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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

ACCESS 4-H Focus Groups: Help National 4-H Solve What to do about 4-H Online- Due December 30

Reminder: ACCESS 4-H is part of our regional service project! Participating in this is just one way that your club members can help. It will only take about 3 hours in January to contribute to the future of 4-H everywhere! Late applications may be accepted if they’re received soon!

Please share this exciting national opportunity with your Collegiate 4-H members, 4-H teens, college-age 4-H alumni, volunteers, and staff! The ACCESS 4-H focus groups will provide key guidance for the creation of a new 4-H online environment that provides information, interaction and instruction to all audiences of the 4-H community.

ACCESS 4-H is looking for visionaries to help explore and design the idea of an online community that 4-H has been asking for, one that tells the world our stories and our impact while connecting the 4-H community nationwide in ways we’ve never explored. You are the experts. Having been involved day-to-day with 4-H, you have the insight, wisdom and knowledge to design a whole new way of connecting.


We will gather for a short series of telephone and online collaborations (between January 7-18) resulting in a brand new 4-H online community. Following the 2 weeks of focus groups, focus group participants will be offered the chance to be among the first to test and try out the new ACCESS 4-H.


All we need is 1-2 paragraphs explaining your 4-H background and your interest in bringing 4-H up to speed with what you need online. We’ll also need your contact information (name, age, home state/county, phone number, email address).

Submit your application to us at by December 30. Please get your applications in soon – we’ll be accepting participants on a first-come first-serve basis, with preference given to applications received before December 30.

For more information about the ACCESS 4-H project, please visit

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Saturday, December 01, 2007

4-H Citizenship Washington Focus Program Assistant Summer Internship (CWF PAs)

Looking for a summer job? Want to work for 4-H helping thousands of 4-H teens learn citizenship and leadership skills in our nation’s capitol? How does DC for the summer with free room and board sound to you?

Job Summary:
A National 4-H Council Program Assistant will become a licensed Class B Tour Guide for the District of Columbia metro area and will facilitate National 4-H Council’s educational curricula to groups of youth from across the country. These job functions are accomplished in collaboration with each group’s coordinator as well as Council program
staff and planning staff. National 4-H Council programs are intense and exciting learning experiences for youth and adults from all over the United States and the world. Program Assistants make these programs successful by using their skills and knowledge to help the participants have the most educational and fun experience possible in Washington DC and at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center. The hours of a Program Assistant are very long, usually between 50-60 hours a week, and often include evenings, weekends and holidays.
Program Assistants for the Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) programs must be able to successfully fulfill the
requirements of the D.C. Tour Guide License. Applicants must:
  • Have experience in leadership roles, public speaking, and presenting
  • Be flexible and work well under pressure and with others
  • Be at least 18 years old and no older than 25
  • Have at least a high school diploma or equivalent, with education beyond high school preferred. Courses in political science, communications, history, and education preferred
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be able to read, write and speak the English language
  • Pass a satisfactory background check
  • Successfully complete the tour guide exam and meet the medical and physical requirements of DCRA

Specific CWF P.A. Roles

Tour Guide:
Program Assistants lead trips into the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, and provide commentary on points of interest throughout the city, so that participants learn from these educational opportunities. PA’s are the primary liaison between the National 4-H Youth Conference Center and each group during their stay at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center.

Program Facilitator:
Program Assistants lead educational workshops conducted at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center. This role may include checking the arrangements for room-set-up, audio-visual, entertainment, speakers, transportation, field trips, workshops, recreation, and developing specific curriculum for ongoing programs. PA’s facilitate educational curriculum focusing on civic engagement and citizenship. PA’s must also meet with adult and group leaders where they assist and orient groups as they arrive, help to provide recreational and other free-time activities for participants, facilitate workshops, and other program needs.

Terms of Employment
The agreed upon salary is $300 per week. PA’s are required to reside in provided housing, at The National 4-H Youth Conference Center, Gertrude Warren Hall, group housing. Dates of employment are May-August. Travel to and from Washington is at the PA’s own expense.

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Monday, October 01, 2007

National 4-H Week

National 4-H Week is held annually as a time to celebrate, promote and share the 4-H movement! This year highlights 4-H’s work in science, engineering, and technology. We hope that all clubs will join the national movement to learn more about what is in store nationally for 4-H SET (science, engineering, and technology).

To learn more about National 4-H Week, gain ideas on how to participate, or find National 4-H Week resources, tips, and logos: please visit the National 4-H Week Kit on the 4-H Brand Network provided by the National 4-H Council. The 4-H Brand Network is for 4-H advocates of all ages. Whether you are a Collegiate 4-H member, 4-H member, volunteer, staff or alumni, if you are interested in promoting 4-H, then the 4-H Brand Network website is the place to start.

There are also some materials available at
for Collegiate 4-H Clubs to use, if you haven’t already found them!

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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

National 4-H Week Materials

The National 4-H Council Marketing Team has recently released the National 4-H Week 2007 materials at Bookmarks, print ads and posters showcasing 4-H’s great work in science, engineering and technology (4-H SET) programs are downloadable for you to begin planning for National 4-H Week – October 7-13, 2007. Many more materials are coming soon including a brochure, certificates, placemats, Web banners and other event materials. To learn more about 4-H SET, click here. Please contact Allyson McMahan at or 301-961-2915 if you have any questions.

Also, beginning in September, even more resources will be added to help you promote 4-H SET events being held during National 4-H Week.

The National Collegiate 4-H Advocacy Team has been working hard at customizing 4-H week materials for Collegiate 4-H Clubs. Please check them out at:

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Monday, August 13, 2007

Club Development

The National Collegiate 4-H Web and Advocacy Teams have been working hard to provide your clubs with resources to enhance and enrich your club experience while providing leadership development, professional development and organizational development tips. With more than 21 pages in the process of being finalized, there will be amble materials available for everyone by visiting our website.

PLUS, more guidance on how to start a new club will be provided. Soon you will be seeing many more new clubs sprouting at college campuses everywhere!

Look forward to seeing more later this month in the Club Development section.

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Monday, July 02, 2007

National Collegiate 4-H Newsletter- July 2007


Note from the Chair

Get Involved: Opportunities Available for YOU!
National News
Committee Updates
Regional Updates
Other News

Note from the Chair

Dear Collegiate 4-H Members and Affiliates,

Hello, I hope this comes to everyone after another successful school year. To everyone that has graduated I would like to extend my congratulations. I’m really looking forward to this 4-H year as we have some really great people from all over the country who have come together to make it a success. is looking better then it ever has before, and I encourage everyone to take some time to look at it. There are new materials for the promotion of Collegiate 4-H, National Conference Updates, message boards, and a whole wealth of information available for you to use. This year on the National Action Board, our main focus will be accomplishing the goals laid out by the Strategic Plan. We are looking to bring some new and exciting things to the national membership by the 2008 National Conference Including a club database so new members can search for your club via, new promotional materials, workshops, and ideas to help support 4-H and the individual from the local to national levels. We have had several great opportunities offered to Collegiate 4-H members this past year to serve as liaisons, facilitators, and role models to our younger constituents, and more are on the way. This year I want to encourage everyone to get out there and really “Make a Difference.” Volunteering at a local event, or smiling and befriending that kid who needs a little reassurance can achieve this. We really do have a great organization available to us, because we have the best people. I have always thought of 4-H as a group of friends that you can hold close and count on, while always looking forward to finding the friends you have yet to meet. In conclusion I would like to extend that hand to friendship to everyone out there and feel free to look me up on myspace or facebook.

Tommy Inglis
NAB Chair

Get Involved: Opportunities Available for YOU!

Advocacy Team needs Advocates!

Not only is joining the Advocacy Team a way to become involved on the national level, but also the chance to make a difference. The team is now accepting applications for those interested in joining the team. The application is available HERE. The Advocacy Team works to create promotional materials for the national organization, provide materials for clubs to use, and publish the National newsletter.
Applications should be sent to secretarymail.

Apply for the National Collegiate 4-H Web Team

Think you know web design? Do you have a passion for Photoshop or graphic art? Do you dream of databases? If you answered yes to any of these, the National Collegiate 4-H Web Team is for you!

Imagine the ability to promote Collegiate 4-H to more than 3000 people per month! Think of the difference you could make in attracting caring, compassionate individuals towards joining an existing Collegiate 4-H club or starting their own. And as a direct result, imagine the volume of 4-H members that those Collegiate 4-H members will reach!

So wiggle your fingers and prepare to start typing your application for the 2007-08 National Collegiate 4-H Web Team, so you can personally impact the visibility and image of Collegiate 4-H nationwide with the click of a mouse.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for the 07-08 term. Get an application and read more at
Applications should be sent to secretarymail

Join the National Service Project of Emphasis: Resource Library Committee

I’m writing to you today to look for interested persons to be part of a national
committee to help coordinate one of the two National Service Projects of
Emphasis: Resource Library for the 4-H Community. This project is an online resource library of program guides, workshops in a
box, teambuilding activities, and icebreakers submitted by Collegiate 4-H clubs! While many of the
resources will be focused on Collegiate 4-H clubs, most will apply to
anyone in the 4-H community. Not only will they be viewable by everyone, but they will be
sortable and searchable by audience, age range, topics, materials
needed, and preparation time.

I’m looking for persons who have interest in helping coordinate this large project at the national level and assisting clubs with their participation in this project. If you’re interested in any of the following: communicating with other Collegiate 4-H clubs, editing or formatting documents, adding photos to PowerPoints, database design, program design, or creating something lasting for the 4-H organization; then this is the committee for you. Please contact me via e-mail as to your interest at infomail.

I look forward to hearing from you and working with your clubs in the future on this exciting project! ~Jessica Falkenthal, Project Chair

Join your Regional
E-mail List

Subscribe to the National Collegiate 4-H Listserv

Browse Archives at

Each region has their own listserv to communicate and share ideas among Collegiate 4-H clubs near you and communicate about upcoming events in your region including the regional conference. You may subscribe to yours by sending a blank e-mail to:

North Central

Northeast Region



All of the listservs allow you to change your settings, so you may receive daily digests of messages or only special notices, if you are concerned about the amount of e-mails you receive. The Web Team promises to limit the number of e-mails sent over the national listserv to only national announcements and save members’ discussion for the message boards

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National News

National Collegiate 4-H Conference Ski Survey!

Want to go skiing during this year’s National Conference? Help us set up the information!

The National Collegiate 4-H Conference planning committee is in the process of creating ski packages for the 2008 National Collegiate 4-H Conference, and we need your help!! Please answer the following questions in our survey in order for our team to make this year’s conference as fun as possible.

Promoting and
Improving your Club this Fall!

Looking for ways to promote your club in the new schoolyear? Check out’s upcoming Club Development section later this week to find tons of promotional ideas for your club!

New Club Registration Process to be Introduced this Fall!

NAB and its committees has been working hard to put together a new online club registration process for clubs to utilize at this year’s National Collegiate 4-H Conference. The form will be available for clubs to fill out their registration information (previously completed by utilizing the club establishment guidelines form) at the National Collegiate 4-H Conference as well as online around September 1st of this year. The form will also feature a calculator function to tell clubs exactly how much they owe in club dues. We are also working to make the form updateable, meaning any information that is a permanent feature of your club (advisor, email address, mailing address, etc.) will automatically appear when your club completes the form next year! We hope this feature will save your clubs a lot of time filling out the same information over and over again, plus once you hit send your information is already available to the national secretary and all you will need to bring to Nationals is your club dues!

NAB hopes that your clubs are as excited about this new improvement to our website as we are. If you have any comments about this new feature, please leave us some feedback on the message boards at

This registration process is brought to you by the Communication and Member Education Committee of NAB and is one of the goals of the National Collegiate 4-H Strategic Plan.

National Service Projects of Emphasis

The National Service Projects of Emphasis for 2007-08 are Resource Library for the 4-H Community and Operation Military Kids.Please visit to learn how your club can become involved in these projects.

Congratulations to our national award winners!

The following national awards were given at the 2007 National Conference in Baton Rouge. Congratulations to the winners and all applicants.

Club of the Year: The Ohio State University

New Club of the Year: Indiana University

Scrapbook of the Year: Oklahoma State University

Hope Daughtery Award: South Dakota State University

To view previous national award winners please visit the National Collegiate 4-H Hall of Fame online.

National Action Board 2007-2008

Below is a list of the 2007-2008 National Action Board. Please feel free to contact any of the NAB members with questions or concerns through the Collegiate 4-H Contact page. Also, to learn more about the various members look at their bios!

North Central Region President
Kristie Storms, South Dakota State University

Northeast Region President
Megan Baker, University of Maryland

Southern Region President
Sarah Edens, Oklahoma State University

Western Region Representative, NAB Chair
Tommy Inglis, University of Nevada- Reno

Northeast Region Second Year Member
Vanessa Cerny, Rutgers University

North Central Region Second Year Member
Beth Bray, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Southern Region Second Year Member
Antoine Jefferson, Louisiana State University

Western Region Second Year Member
Amber Mathisen, University of Wyoming

2008 National Conference Coordinator
April Mendenhall, Colorado State University

Business Manager
Jasmine Honore, Louisiana State University

Amy Schwertner, Texas Tech University

Advocacy Team Liaison
Christy Clary, The Ohio State University

Web Team Liaison
Jessica Falkenthal, Indiana University

Ag Consortium Representative-Elect
TBA Mid-July.

Liaison from National 4-H Headquarters
Byron Garrett, National 4-H Headquarters, CSREES, USDA

National Advisor
Dale Leidheiser, Colorado State University

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Committee Updates

Need Advice on Starting a New Collegiate 4-H Club
and Making Clubs Great from YOU!

The Advocacy and Web Team are teaming up this summer to create a new section of the website and materials providing advice and ideas on starting a new Collegiate 4-H club and provide Collegiate 4-H project ideas. If you would like to help provide advice and help to new clubs or assist in editing, please let us know at infomail

Web Team -Collegiate 4-H Message Board Gets Action

By: Jessica Falkenthal, Indiana University, Web Team Chair

Check out the message boards for service and social ideas for your club, conference updates, and opportunities to give feedback and voice your concerns and ideas. Plus find grant, internship, scholarship, and 4-H opportunities! College Life 101 has been created to share advice about how to “survive on a college campus” with 4-H members as they transition to college along with fellow Collegiate 4-H members. Ask questions of your own, answer others, and help to build this as a resource for all of us to share!
And stay tuned for new additions to our website later this summer!

Advocacy Team What has the Advocacy Team done for You?

By: Christy Clary, The Ohio State University, Advocacy Team Liaison

The Advocacy Team since created has been hard at work creating all kinds of materials for Collegiate 4-H clubs to use in their various activities. Some of the materials already created include: brochures, PowerPoint templates and graphics. To see what all is available visit the Resources page of the national website.

Another resource available to clubs is the National Collegiate 4-H Banner. Clubs can check out the banner to use in displays. Be on the lookout for more information and a new procedure to check out the banner!

The Advocacy Team is constantly working to create more materials for the organization. If you have an additional resource you would like created, please visit the Advocacy Team website to fill out a work order.

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Regional Updates


By: April Mendenhall, Western Region President, Colorado State University

The Western Region has been hosting monthly meetings since January and getting members of the region more acquainted before our regional conference in Reno, Nevada. We have been working hard to gain new clubs in the area and are happy to welcome some new clubs in the fall, one at the University of Arizona, and one at the University of Denver in Colorado.

The region is also gearing up for our regional conference in Reno, Nevada in October. The region would like to welcome anyone from any of the regions who would like to attend. There will be lots of fun activities available. Please check out the Western Region website for more information. The region is also in the process of putting together a regional fundraiser. We are looking into having calendars printed with all of the important Collegiate 4-H information that we all miss out on! The calendar will feature pictures from clubs throughout the Western Region.


By: Megan Baker, Northeast Region President, University of Maryland

This year’s Northeast Region Collegiate 4-H Conference is going to be hosted by University of Maryland in College Park, MD. The meeting dates are September 27-29, 2007 in College Park, MD. The club has come up with an agenda full of fun workshops, community service and tours for conference attendees to participate in. To receive a registration packet please contact Megan Baker, at Also check out our new regional website at

North Central
and Southern Regions

None provided

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Other News: Collegiate 4-H Surveys

Please consider helping out Ohio 4-H educators by completing one or both of these surveys. Their research will be able to help Collegiate 4-H clubs in coming months as we will be able to utilize their results. For more information, please contact,
Brian Raison, Ohio 4-H Educator

College Students Online Activities

The Ohio State University Extension is conducting a research project at Ohio State and would love to hear from collegiate 4-H club members.
The survey is being conducted to better understand of how teens approach the internet, post profiles, and participate in online activities. YOUR input would really help! Would you:

1. Take the survey and give YOUR advice.
2. Spread the word and link!

Here is the link:

Your participation in the survey is completely voluntary. Your responses will be anonymous. It should take 5 to 8 minutes to complete. Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you!

College 101

I am working with colleagues at Ohio State University to develop a new seminar to help High School seniors make a better transition to their 1st year at college (no matter what college they will be attending). We want to add some “real world” examples of college life to help high school students be prepared when they go off to college.

Examples from your college could really help! Would you:
1. Take the survey and give YOUR advice.
2. Spread the word and link!

Here is the link:

Your participation in the survey is completely voluntary. Your responses will be anonymous. It should take 5 to 8 minutes to complete. Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you!

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Monday, June 04, 2007

National Leadership Position Available: Ag Consortium Liaison

The National Collegiate 4-H Organization is looking for a Collegiate 4-H member interested in serving a two-year term as the National Collegiate 4-H Liaison to the Ag Consortium. More information on the position is available in the application form. The application is due on July 1, 2007, so please hurry in passing this along to your club members or applying!

Visit the Ag Consortium Liaison page to obtain an application.

For more national leadership opportunities for Collegiate 4-H members, please consider looking at our National Collegiate 4-H Committees at

Questions? Visit the Contact page and let us know!

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Friday, May 25, 2007

National 4-H Curriculum Summit Collegiate 4-H Facilitators announced!

Congratulations goes to the following Collegiate 4-H members who were selected as Collegiate 4-H Facilitators for the National 4-H Curriculum Summit being held in June. They were selected from dozens of enthusiastic Collegiate 4-H members from across the nation to represent us and assist National 4-H Headquarters in hosting this event.

Home StateSchool
Ashley VisteWIUniversity of Wisconsin – Madison
Jasmine HonoreLALouisiana State University
Mike RazimILUniversity of Missouri at Columbia
Amy FrerichsSDSouth Dakota State University
Shane SheridanCOColorado State University
Dawn Jason
LALouisiana Tech University
Michael CooleyIAIowa State University
Catherine StaleyWVMarshall University


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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Collegiate 4-H Members Aid National 4-H Conference

Contributed by April Mendenhall, 2007 National 4-H Conference Collegiate Facilitator, Arizona 4-H alumni and Colorado State University Collegiate 4-H President
This year members of Collegiate 4-H clubs from across the country participated as facilitators at the National 4-H Conference. The conference was held at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland. These members acted as leaders of discussions and helped to teach 15 to 18 year old high school students about the many aspects of the 4-H program and citizenship.

Collegiate 4-H members led round table discussions with the delegates, encouraging them to think about issues facing their generation and what it really means to be a citizen of the world, not just of their country or their community. They also discussed changes to the 4-H program as a whole, and taught them new ideas to take back to their own communities and clubs.

These facilitators also led their groups through Citizenship Excursions—structured activities, discussion and reflection about citizenship while visiting a mix of monuments, memorials and museums in the Nation’s Capitol. Sites included the Holocaust museum to discuss why it is important not to remain silent, Arlington cemetery to reflect on the cost of being free, the Lincoln memorial to consider Lincoln’s dedication to freedom for all men, and many more. The delegates were questioned about the impact these monuments had on them, and why they are important to learn about, the impact their meaning has on the world. The facilitators encouraged their groups to think of themselves as citizens of the world, and how to make the world a better place, not just their home country. “We all must work together to make a difference!”

Collegiate 4-H is proud to have its members participate in this event and others like it. We continue to support 4-H and its programs through out college careers and into the future. To learn more about Collegiate 4-H and to find or start a club near you, visit the National Collegiate 4-H Organization website.

Collegiate Facilitators include:
Reana Bye, NV
Mercy Eklund, SC
Amy Frerichs, SD
Katie Geske, ND
Timothy Hornsby, OH
Laura Johnson, NY
Dawn Jason, LA
Scott Jones, NM
Wendee Killmon, DE
Paul Lacey, CA
KaLonna Maull, DE
April Mendenhall, CO
Jeffrey Morgan, ID
Lauren Mouton, LA
Shane Potter, NE
Danielle Smarsh, DE
Grace Tucker, KS
Gillette Vaira, MT
Ashley Viste, WI
Benjamin Wenner, MI

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Monday, March 05, 2007

Collegiate 4-H members needed to help staff the National 4-H Curriculum Summit

Over the next year, the National 4-H Curriculum System will be undergoing major changes
in the ways that curricula are developed and implemented. A National 4-H Curriculum
Summit will convene June 12-14 at the National 4-H Center in Chevy Chase, MD, to provide momentum for 4-H faculty and staff to foster improvements as we transition 4-H national curriculum processes.

We are looking for 12-15 dedicated Collegiate 4-H members to work with the planning committee as meeting hosts and facilitators. Travel, accommodations and a small stipend will be included. Interested Collegiate 4-H members should complete an application and submit with a letter of recommendation to no later than May 1, 2007. A flier is available for your reference. If you have any additional questions, please contact Maria Arnold at or call 202-720-8857.

More information is also available at
and also at

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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

International program and travel experience to Morocco and Egypt

Here is an opportunity provided by the Consortium for Collegiate Agricultural Organizations. (The National Collegiate 4-H Organization is a member of the Consortium) It is open to all Collegiate 4-H members!

We have some exciting information to share with you. Collegiate FFA programs will be sponsoring an international program and travel experience to Morocco and Egypt through generous funding provided by the U.S. Grains Foundation.

Who is eligible?
Collegiate students who aremembers of 1 of 16 collegiate agricultural organizations (these are listed on below) can apply to be a part of this program.
Eligible students must be going into their Junior or Senior year of college (or beyond).

Alpha Zeta


(Alpha Gamma Rho)

Collegiate FFA


(National Agri-Marketing Association)


(Alpha Tau Alpha)


(Alpha Gamma Sigma)

Farm House


(Professional Landcare Network)


(Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow)

Block and Bridle


(Minorities in Agricultural, Natural Resources & Related Sciences)


(Postsecondary Agricultural Student Organization)


(Agriculture Future of America)

Collegiate 4-H


(National Agricultural Alumni Directors Association)

*Ambassadors for Colleges of Agriculture

Sigma Alpha

When and where are we going?
The trip will take place in mid to late May of 2007. The expected departure is around the 18th of May, and will return 12-14 days after that. Please allow for 2-3 day flexibility on the dates. We will travel to the countries of Morocco and Egypt during our time abroad.

How much will it cost?
Currently, we are gathering information for the itinerary and program specifics. At this time we do not have an “official” cost of the trip. Estimates for this type of trip range between $3000-4000. It is to be known that a $2000 scholarship will be provided to each of the selected student participants of this program.

The U.S. Grains Council and Foundation seek to build global markets for American grains. It is their wish to provide this opportunity for collegiate students to learn about how the global marketplace affects American agriculture. Students with specified
interested in pursuing international agriculture as a career are preferred.

How can I apply?
Attached to this email you will find an Excel document with the full Collegiate Global Programs application. It is a several-page application, but please fill out each and every piece in order to be eligible for consideration. Completed applications will be due (postmarked) March 15, 2007.
Applications will also be available via the Collegiate FFA website at .

Any questions regarding this process or trip may be directed to Jill Casten, Collegiate Program Manager at the contact information below.

Thank you for your interest,
Jill Casten
Program Manager, Collegiate FFA
National FFA Organization


Wednesday, January 10, 2007

National 4-H Conference seeks Collegiate 4-H members to serve as Collegiate Facilitators

National 4-H Headquarters, USDA is looking for Collegiate 4-H members to provide leadership for key components of the 2007 National 4-H Conference.

In addition to facilitating round table discussions—which lead to youth recommendations that are shared with the Secretary of Agriculture, Extension professionals, and others—collegiate facilitators are critical to the success of Citizenship Excursions.
• Collegiate facilitators arrive at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center (Chevy Chase, MD) by 7 pm, Friday, March 23.
• Facilitation training is provided Saturday, March 24. By evening, facilitators lead icebreakers with their round table participants.
• Facilitators assist with conference programming including assisting with structured educational excursions in the Nation’s Capitol through the Town Hall Meeting on March 27.
• Facilitators are encouraged to stay in town for Capitol Hill Day, ending with a dinner/dance cruise on the Potomac River on March 28. All participants depart by Thursday, March 29.
• All travel expenses are reimbursed. Meals and lodging are provided as part of the conference program. Facilitators also receive a modest honorarium for their contributions.

Applications are due by January 31, 2007.

For more information, please view the
National 4-H Conference Collegiate 4-H Facilitators flyer.

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