New 4-H officers to engage leadership, advocacy in 2019-2020
By Abbi Ross
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Sept. 10, 2019
- The current officers campaigned for office throughout the summer at 4-H events
- Officers will grow into new leadership roles within the 4-H organization, and advocate for it across the state during the coming year
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas 4-H announced the new state officers during the annual 4-H State O-Rama held in Fayetteville on the University of Arkansas campus.
The officers campaigned throughout the summer at various events, including Teen Leader
Conference, District O-Rama and State O-Rama.
The 2019-2020 Arkansas 4-H State Officers are:
- President Brent Clark of Faulkner County
- First Vice-President Sierra Burnett of Washington County
- Ouachita District Vice-President Eva Berryhill from Hot Spring County
- Ozark District Vice-President Cody Ogden from Madison County
- Delta District Vice President Noralee Townsend of White County
- Secretary Chase Blum of Baxter County
- Reporter Faith Fritch of Benton County
Serving as a 4-H State Officer can help prepare students for their future in a number of ways, said Lori Canada, State Officer Advisor. The skills they learn during their year as officers will be a basis for their confidence and poise in any endeavor they.
The Arkansas 4-H State Officer team is comprised of a President, First-Vice President, three District Vice-Presidents, Secretary and a Reporter. Each district elected a representative for the Arkansas 4-H State Officer team during the District O-Rama events held in June.
4-H State officers also get the chance to travel the state while working on events and their skills.
“They will be representing Arkansas 4-H throughout the state,” Canada said. “ Some specific skills that the officers will grow in will be public speaking, interacting with sponsors and administrators of various organizations.”
“Each year the officer team has their own personality and they grow and develop throughout the year,” Canada said. “This year, the officers are very collaborative and have an understanding of the obligations that are ahead of them.”
The 2018-2019 officers handed over responsibilities to the incoming officers during the State O-Rama closing assembly on July 25.
“The experiences that they will have throughout this upcoming year will be with them for the rest of their lives,” Canada said.
About the Division of Agriculture
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.
The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Media Contact: Fred Miller
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service