01-3-18 CSU EXT: SEA Says: Prowers County Youth Selected to Represent Colorado at National 4-H Conference

Prowers County youth selected as one of six in the state to represent Colorado at National 4-H conference

In December of 2017, Angelina Downing interviewed with the state 4-H
office to represent Colorado at the national 4-H Conference in April of
this year.

Downing says “I was a little bit nervous because I interviewed
last year and was just out of the running by one person.” As the holidays
went by and the new year moved in, Downing waited patiently for the
call. At the beginning of January that call was received. Out of several
candidates around the state she was selected. Her mother Alicia
Downing states, “I have never been so proud of my daughter. She has
blossomed because of 4-H”.

The National 4-H Conference is held in Chevy Chase, Maryland where
historically the conference has been held since 1959 when the National
4-H Center was built. At the conference Downing will participate in
round table discussions and planning activities with other youth that
reach nationwide. Topics will cover modern agriculture, social media,
house and senate issues, and many more.

When asked what she was most excited about Downing stated, “Meeting people from across the country and learning how agriculture looks through their eyes.”

Downing has started planning and preparing for her trip and is excited
for April to roll around.

If you are interested in getting involved in an organization that reaches
across the country, 4-H comes highly recommended. More information
about 4-H can be found on http://www.colorado4h.org or by reaching
out to your local extension office.

Written & submitted to The BARN by:

Megan Seltzer
Area Extension Agent
4-H Youth Development
Phone: (719) 336-7734
megan.seltzer@colostate.edu