NDSU Extension 4-H agents, specialist honored
Several North Dakota State University Extension agents and a specialist were honored for their work during the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA) conference in Columbus, Ohio.
Those receiving awards were
Deb Lee, an Extension agent in Ransom County – Meritorious Service Award
Karla Meikle, an Extension agent in Morton County – Distinguished Service Award
Penny Nester, the Extension agent in Kidder County – Distinguished Service Award
Kari Helgoe, an Extension agent in Pembina County – Achievement in Service Award
Emily Goff, an Extension agent in Ward County – Regional First-Time Conference Attendee Award
Rachelle Vettern, 4-H specialist, Center for 4-H Youth Development – Regional Specialty Award for Excellence in 4‐H Volunteerism ‐ Team
The National Specialty Award for Excellence in 4-H Volunteerism recognizes the efforts of Extension professionals who do excellent work in managing a 4-H volunteer program and/or enhancing 4-H volunteer development. A volunteer program can be within a local unit, or a district, statewide or national effort. Efforts recognized can be in the area of volunteer development or volunteer program management.
The Achievement in Service Award is presented to an NAE4-HA member who has served more than three but less than seven years in the 4-H program.
The Distinguished Service Award is presented to an NAE4-HA member who has served seven years or more in 4-H programming.
The Meritorious Service Award is presented to an NAE4-HA member who has served 15 or more years in 4-H programming.