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Purpose

The Missouri Farm Bureau Federation Outstanding Specialist 4-H Award recognizes outstanding performance by a 4-H youth faculty member. Individuals must be nominated jointly by the county Farm Bureau board and the county extension council.

Award

A representative of the Missouri Farm Bureau Federation presents a symbol of recognition to the recipient.

Eligibility

Regional extension 4-H youth development specialists who have demonstrated outstanding programming for youths and families during the past 18 months and are nominated jointly by the county extension council and the county Farm Bureau board are eligible. You may only receive this award once.

Criteria

Nominees are evaluated on:

  • Recognized competence in the field of 4-H youth development.
  • Knowledge of the educational programming needs in county.
  • Demonstrated leadership and ability to develop and deliver high-quality educational programs for youths and families.
  • Effectiveness in establishing relationships with the county extension council, county commission, local legislators, county Farm Bureau, agency personnel and community and civic groups.

NOTE: Individuals must be nominated jointly by the county Farm Bureau board and the county extension council. At the time of application, a letter will be required from a representative of the local Farm Bureau supporting the nomination.

Nomination submission

To learn more about deadlines, submission instructions and other important information, please visit the awards home page:

nomination process

Award recipients

2020: Robert McNary

2019: Karla Deaver

2018: Sarah Elizabeth Morefield

2017: Willa Louise Williams

2016: Annette E. Deering

2014: Rhonda M. Shafer

2013: Patricia Ann Fisher

2012: Velynda Jo Cameron

2011: Jeremy J. Elliott-Engel

2010: Nancy Elkins Mense

2009: Donald Jay Nicholson

2008: Mary Anne Patten

2005: Donna Marie Taake