Animal Science Committee Youth Member


Animal Science Committee Youth Member


The work is statewide which includes two meetings a year in Central Maine and additional events and activities.  The use of technology such as phone and video conferencing is used.


Work closely with ASC Members and Staff Liaison to develop and implement an educational program aligned with the Maine 4-H State Plan of Work for Maine 4-H members interested in a particular animal species.


  • ASC youth members must be currently enrolled 4-H youth.
  • Demonstrated interest, skills and/or knowledge in the commodity area.
  • Demonstrated interest in developing leadership skills.


  • Attend Spring and Fall ASC meetings.
  • Attend committee meetings as called by the Activity Coordinator or subcommittee chairs, as appropriate.
  • Work as a member of the committee to develop an annual educational plan of action based on identified needs in support of the commodity area.
  • Provide input and feedback that reflects youth perspective.
  • Actively support and implement the annual educational plan.
  • Follow through on commitments and provide feedback to committee members.
  • Help recruit new ASC committee members as needed.

Time Commitment

  • One year, can be renewed annually for a total of up to three years.
  • Time commitment will vary depending on the committee, but is estimated at a minimum of 20 hours per year.


  • Orientation for new members
  • Training as needed
  • Staff liaisons and Animal Science State Program Coordinator provide support for each committee.


  • Share youth perspective and knowledge with other members of  the animal science program.
  • Network with other youth and adult volunteers from around the state.
  • Develop leadership skills.
  • Learn about other commodities, projects and events.
  • Great resume builder.
  • Excellent way to fill your service learning requirement.


UMaine Extension Staff Liaison