Maine 4-H Agricultural Ambassador Program

4-H member holding bovine rumen sample.

Maine 4-H Agriculture Symposium!

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Dates: April 18-19, 2024
Location: University of Maine Orono
Ages: 14-18

The 3rd annual 4-H Agriculture Symposium is an overnight experience for Maine youth ages 14-18. Participants will take part in hands-on learning opportunities, engage with industry professionals on the UMaine Orono campus, develop leadership skills, and make friendships with teens from around the state. 

Youth will participate in hands-on learning experiences at the Food Innovations Lab, Terrell House, UMaine Diagnostic Lab, and much more!

Current 4-H membership is not required. Assistance with transportation can be provided upon request.

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Maine 4-H Agriculture Ambassadors Program

Registration is now closed for the spring 2024 cohort. 

Who: This program is for all Maine youth ages 14-18.

What: This hybrid program will provide youth with an opportunity to connect to local agriculture, build relationships with industry professionals, develop professional and advocacy skills, and explore careers in agriculture. Following completion of the 6 week training, participants will serve a year long term as a member of a Maine 4-H Agriculture Ambassador team in an area of their choosing. Ambassador teams will be expected to participate in 4-6 events throughout the year where they will represent the Maine 4-H program and educate others about their chosen content area.

Why: The goal of the Maine 4-H Ag Ambassador Program is to provide experiences for youth to explore their interest in agriculture. The program focuses on:

  • connecting youth with their local food systems and industries
  • exploring the richness and diversity of the Maine food system
  • developing “ag-vocacy” skills
  • increasing access to career and post-secondary opportunities in agri-science and food system

Where: Virtually and in-person throughout Maine.


  • In Person Meeting Dates: March 30 and April 13. Visits to Maine agricultural businesses.
  • Virtual Meeting Dates: March 19 & 26, April 2 & 9. Virtual topics include an overview of food systems, round table discussions with agriculture professionals, and healthy living within agriculture. 
  • Maine Agriculture Symposium at University of Maine: April 18-19 (optional overnight)

How: Interested in joining? Register below.

Meet the Maine 4-H Agricultural Leadership Team

4-H staff members Tara Marble, Sadee Mehuren, Megan Cook, Alisha Targonski, and Allison Pollock, are responsible for leading the Maine 4-H Agricultural Ambassador program. To contact the team please email