Maine 4-H Agricultural Ambassador Program
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. The 2023 fall cohort will explore careers and local agriculture through in-person field trips (limited transportation available), and by attending virtual meetings to grow their professional skill set (e.g. resume writing and interviewing skills). Additionally, youth will complete a personal reflective project exploring the role of agriculture and their future. This program includes mentoring in post-secondary opportunities as well as exploring current issues around food systems, livestock, crop sciences, aquaculture, climate issues impacting food systems, food equity, and more.
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: October 21, November 10, and December 2
- Virtual Meeting Dates: October 18 and 25, November 1 and 15
How: Interested in joining? Register below by October 11!
4-H staff members Tara Marble, Sadee Mehuren, Megan Cook, Alisha Targonski, and Margaruette Seguin, are responsible for leading the Maine 4-H Agricultural Ambassador program. To contact the team please email firstname.lastname@example.org.