Arkansas Association of Extension 4-H Agents
The Arkansas Association of Extension 4-H Agents (AAE4-HA) is an affiliate organization of the National Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals (NAE4-HYDP) . The purpose is to promote the profession of Extension 4-H youth work in Arkansas and to encourage professional improvement among all Extension personnel.
AAE4-HA is seeking nominations for Extension Professional of the Year and Volunteer of the Year. Nominations should be based on contributions to 4-H. Winners will be recognized during the Annually during State O-Rama. Please return all nominations to the AAE4-HA Past President or Creenna Bocksnick (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Why Join AAE4-HA?
AAE4-HA membership offers many benefits:
- Professional Improvement
- Positive Reinforcement
- Peer Recognition
- Personal Growth
What does it cost?
Annual AAE4-HA dues are $90 and should be sent to the AAE4-HA treasurer. Dues can be paid with:
- check payable to AAE4-HA
- credit union account transfer
- indirect account
How do I Join?
Membership is open to all professional, county, area, state staff members, and paraprofessionals such as 4-H Program Assistants of the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service who work with the 4-H youth development program. Membership is available to other youth development professionals, former NAE4-HA members and NAE4-HA donors and supporters.
Awards & Scholarships
AAE4-HA membership also offers scholarships and awards. Members apply for a variety of awards from communications and publications to GIS and STEM recognition. To learn more visit here.
Congratulations to our 2022 winners!
Educational Package – Individual – Lori Canada
Educational Package – Team – Jesse Bocksnick, Creenna Bocksnick, Ashley Dingman
Media Presentation – Isaac Gauvey
Promotional Piece – Individual – Rachel Bearden
Social Media Package/Campaign – Individual – Ashley Dingman
Social Media Package/Campaign – Team – Hope Bragg, Ashley Dingman, Lori Canada
Social Media Piece – Individual – Rachel Bearden
Social Media Piece – Team – Jesse Bocksnick, Creenna Bocksnick, Ashley Dingman
Denise Miller National 4-H Innovator Award – Megan Maulden
Educational Technology Award – Lori Canada & Hope Bragg
Excellence in 4-H Club Support Award – Jeanie Rowbotham & Cindy Ham
Excellence in Animal Science Award – Jeanie Rowbotham, Cindy Ham, Rachel Bearden, Scharidi Barber
Excellence in Camping Award – Creenna Bocksnick
Excellence in Natural Resources/Environmental Education Award – Eric De Vries, Shannon Caldwell, Taylor Knox, Roanna Wilson, Marshall Dickey, Justin Kirkes, Phyllis Scurlock, Hannah McCoy
Excellence in Peer Professional Development Award – Hope Bragg & Lori Canada
Excellence in Shooting Sports – Jesse Bocksnick, Shannon Andress (AL), Todd Williver (OR), David White (OR)
Excellence in Teamwork Award – Megan Maulden, Kris Boulton, Nicole Nichols
Jim Kahler Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Award – Lori Canada
Morgan Taylor – Rookie of the Year
Rachel Bearden & Lori Canada– Achievement in Service Award
Creenna Bocksnick & Hope Bragg – Distinguished Service Award
Erica Williams – Meritorious Service Award
In 2022, members from all over the country will join in Madison, WI for the NAE4-HYDP Conference. Members will participate in networking opportunities, breakout sessions, and general sessions. This year's conference is scheduled for October 11-13, 2022 at the Monona Terrace in Downtown Madison. Enjoy the fine hospitality that Wisconsin has to offer!
Past President: Samantha Horn
President: Cindy Ham
2022-2023 Committee Chairs
Professional Development Team Chair:
Research & Programs Team Chair:
Marketing and Outreach Team Chair:
Finance and Operations Team Chair:
Member Services Team Chair:
State Relations Team Chair: