July 11th - 14th 2017

Presenters

Prepare to be inspired.

Morning Keynote Speakers & Emcees

You won’t need your morning coffee, but we’ll provide it just in case. Each day our opening keynote will have you ready to jump out of your seat and own the day – maybe even change the world.

Krista Scaldwell

Krista Scaldwell

"4-H builds leaders beyond the community."

Krista Scaldwell, 4-H Alumnus;
Vice President of Communications, Great-West Life MORE

Ann Makosinski

Ann Makosinski

"I am excited to be part of the global 4-H movement because inspiring other curious and creative youth to explore the world around them and see how they can help others is what I love to do."

Ann Makosinski, Inventor, Founder of Makotronics MORE

Chris Koch

Chris Koch

"Simply put, if I can do the things I have done so far in my life, what is stopping anyone else from doing the same?"

Chris Koch, 4-H Alumnus; Quadruple Amputee; Farmer; Founder of If I Can MORE

Krysta Harden

Krysta Harden

"One of the most important strengths of 4-H is its diverse membership. I am excited to be a part of an organization that values differences and makes a place for all."

Krysta Harden, 4-H Alumnus;
VP of Public Policy & Chief Sustainability Office, DuPont Co. MORE

Robert Larsen

Robert Larsen

"4-H plays a powerful role in who I am today; as a 4-H member, I have been given so many invaluable opportunities which have shaped me into a leader in my community."

Event Emcee
Robert Larsen, 4-H Youth Advisory Committee Member from PEI

Stefanie Nagelschmitz

Stefanie Nagelschmitz

"The 4-H motto "learn to do by doing" has never failed to give me the courage to embrace new life experiences with confidence. It's a keeper!"

Event Emcee
Stefanie Nagelschmitz, 4-H Alumnus; Marketing, Delta Power Equipment; 4-H Canada Foundation Trustee

Evening Signature Event Speakers

Cristy Nurse

Cristy Nurse

“Ultimately, most limits are defined by how hard we are willing to work and how long we are willing to persevere.”

Cristy Nurse, 4-H Alumnus; Olympian, Student of Law MORE

David Hovell

David Hovell

"My proudest moment in my 4-H career is when my daughter, Taylor, joined Cornwallis Project 4-H Club - now I am a 4-H Dad!"

Signature Events Emcee
David Hovell, 4-H Alumnus; Vice President, 4-H Canada Board of Directors

Mackenzie Kerr

Mackenzie Kerr

"If ever there was time to follow your passion and do something that matters to you now is certainly that time"

Signature Event Emcee
Mackenzie Kerr, Environmental Studies Student; 4-H Canada Youth Advisory Committee Member from BC

Get Cookin' in the CrEATe Kitchen!

Workshop Presenters

Brenda Robinson

Brenda Robinson

4-H LEADER
4-H Manitoba

Workshop: Science in the Kitchen

Carla Iwasiuk

Carla Iwasiuk

CORPORATE CHEF
EarthFresh

Workshop: Healthy Meals & Snacks with Potatoes!

Elizabeth Sparks

Elizabeth Sparks

4-H ASSISTANT AGENT
University of Arizona

Workshop: The Science of Whole Grains

Joanne Baker

Joanne Baker

RURAL LEADERSHIP SPECIALIST
Mantioba Agriculture

Workshop: Science in the Kitchen

Lazarus Lynch

Lazarus Lynch

CHEF, MULTIMEDIA HOST, MULTI-ARTIST
Son of a Southern Chef

Workshop: Global Food Party with Chef Lazarus Lynch

Lian-Jing Huang

Lian-Jing Huang

STUDENT
Taiwan Shenkeng 4-H Club

Workshop: Taiwanese Tea Culture

Tuesday Workshop Presenters

Theme: Community Engagement & Communications

Aliya Ejaz

Aliya Ejaz

ACADEMIC COORDINATOR
Roots Millennium Schools, Pakistan

Workshop: Trading in Hope: Cross-Generational Learning and Programming Through 4-H in Pakistan

Amanda Wahle

Amanda Wahle

4-H EDUCATOR, MARYLAND 4-H STATE CAMPING COORDINATOR
University of Maryland Extension

Workshop: Team…Building Your Leaders

Asmita Khadka

Asmita Khadka

4-H Nepal

Workshop: Trends, Opportunities, and Challenges in Positive Youth Development: A Multi-National Perspective

Cassidy-Rae Barnert

Cassidy-Rae Barnert

YOUTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE - ALBERTA REPRESENTATIVE
4-H Canada

Workshop: Youth in Governance: 4-H Walking the Talk in Canada

Deryl Waldren

Deryl Waldren

4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST
Kansas State University Research and Extension

Workshop: Nation Building: Fostering Active Citizenship Through 4-H

Ella Lentz

Ella Lentz

YOUTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE - NOVA SCOTIA REPRESENTATIVE
4-H Canada

Workshop: Youth in Governance: 4-H Walking the Talk in Canada

Emily Brown

Emily Brown

PROGRAM MANAGER
4-H Canada

Workshop: 4-H Canada Showcase: Community Engagement & Communications & Animating Leadership

Evelyn Chambers

Evelyn Chambers

SR. MANAGER VOLUNTEER & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
4-H Ontario

Workshop: Any Meeting Anywhere

Hector Castellanos

Hector Castellanos

PRESIDENT
Social Entrepreneur Foundation

Workshop: Trends, Opportunities, and Challenges in Positive Youth Development: A Multi-National Perspective

Jamie Davis

Jamie Davis

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Oregon State University

Workshop: Become a Presentation Ninja

Dr. Janet Fox

Dr. Janet Fox

DEPARTMENT HEAD
Louisiana State Ag Center 4-H Youth Development

Workshop: Jazz Up Your 4-H Service-Learning Program

Janis Brinn

Janis Brinn

MSU EXTENSION EDUCATOR, CYI
Michigan State University Extension

Workshop: 4-H International Exchanges: Showcasing Years of Global & Cultural Success in Michigan & Manitoba

Dr. Jeff Goodwin

Dr. Jeff Goodwin

STATE 4-H PROGRAM LEADER
University of Hawaii

Workshop: Bringing Servant Leadership to Life!

Dr. Jeff Howard

Dr. Jeff Howard

STATE DIRECTOR, 4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
University of Maryland Extension

Workshop: A Model to Develop Leadership Skills and Entrepreneurial Enterprises for 4-H Youth

Dr. Jennifer A. Skuza

Dr. Jennifer A. Skuza

ASSISTANT DEAN
University of Minnesota Extension Center for Youth Development

Workshop: Applying a Global Youth Citizenship Skill Set to 4-H Youth Development Programs

Jessica Pierson Russo

Jessica Pierson Russo

EXTENSION EDUCATOR
University of Minnesota Extension

Workshop: Applying a Global Youth Citizenship Skill Set to 4-H Youth Development Programs

Joshua Kukowski

Joshua Kukowski

ASSISTANT EXTENSION PROFESSOR AND EXTENSION EDUCATOR
University of Minnesota Extension

Workshop: 4-H Ambassador Programs and Their Impact

Joshua Power

Joshua Power

YOUTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE - NEWFOUNDLAND REPRESENTATIVE
4-H Canada

Workshop: Youth in Governance: 4-H Walking the Talk in Canada

Kali Zammit

Kali Zammit

ASSOCIATE EXTENSION 4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AGENT
Louisiana 4-H Youth Development, LSU AgCenter

Workshop: Jazz Up Your 4-H Service-Learning Program

Kevin Marinacci

Kevin Marinacci

CEO
Fabretto Children's Foundation

Workshop: Trends, Opportunities, and Challenges in Positive Youth Development: A Multi-National Perspective

Kim Bearnes

Kim Bearnes

EXTENSION EDUCATOR
University of Nebraska Extension

Workshop: Secrets of Service - Entrepreneurship

Dr. Kirk A. Astroth

Dr. Kirk A. Astroth

PROFESSOR & EXTENSION 4-H SPECIALIST
University of Arizona

Workshop: Trends, Opportunities, and Challenges in Positive Youth Development: A Multi-National Perspective & Nation Building: Fostering Active Citizenship Through 4-H

Kittrina Thompson

Kittrina Thompson

DIGITAL MARKETING MANAGER
National 4-H Council

Workshop: Ways to Tell a Powerful 4-H Story through Social and Earned Media

Kody Farrow

Kody Farrow

YOUTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE - SASKATCHEWAN REPRESENTATIVE
4-H Canada

Workshop: Youth in Governance: 4-H Walking the Talk in Canada

Lauren Hrncirik

Lauren Hrncirik

4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT REGIONAL SPECIALIST
Washington State University Extension 4-H

Workshop: Connecting the Dots: Positive Youth Development Frameworks & the Power of the Essential Elements

Leanne Sprung

Leanne Sprung

RURAL LEADERSHIP SPECIALIST
Manitoba Agriculture, Province of Manitoba

Workshop: 4-H International Exchanges: Showcasing Years of Global & Cultural Success in Michigan & Manitoba

Lee Sherry

Lee Sherry

EXTENSION EDUCATOR
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Workshop: Secrets of Service - Entrepreneurship

Lok Raj Awasthi

Lok Raj Awasthi

PRESIDENT
4-H Nepal

Workshop: Trends, Opportunities, and Challenges in Positive Youth Development: A Multi-National Perspective

Mackenzie Kerr

Mackenzie Kerr

4-H BC YAC REPRESENTATIVE
4-H Canada

Workshop: Youth in Governance: 4-H Walking the Talk in Canada

Maggie Kyle

Maggie Kyle

YOUTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE - ONTARIO REPRESENTATIVE
4-H Canada

Workshop: Youth in Governance: 4-H Walking the Talk in Canada

Marianne Fallis

Marianne Fallis

SENIOR MANAGER, PROGRAMMING
4-H Ontario

Workshop: 4-H Ambassador Programs and Their Impact

Dr. Mary Katherine Deen

Dr. Mary Katherine Deen

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, 4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST
Washington State Univerity

Workshop: Connecting the Dots: Positive Youth Development Frameworks & the Power of the Essential Elements

Ousman Sonko

Ousman Sonko

BOARD MEMBER
4-H The Gambia

Workshop: The Role of Youth in National Development: The Gambia Experience

Päivi Haapasalo

Päivi Haapasalo

INTERNATIONAL SECRETARY
The Finnish 4H Federation

Workshop: Trends, Opportunities, and Challenges in Positive Youth Development: A Multi-National Perspective

Pamela Uribe D'lucio

Pamela Uribe D'lucio

PRINCIPAL DIRECTOR
Social Entrepreneur Foundation

Workshop: Trends, Opportunities, and Challenges in Positive Youth Development: A Multi-National Perspective

Dr. Prosper K Doamekpor

Dr. Prosper K Doamekpor

EXTENSION PROGRAM SPECIALIST/STATE PROGRAM LEADER
Tuskegee University
Workshop: Leadership for Community Development and Organizational Effectiveness

Robert Larsen

Robert Larsen

YOUTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE - PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND REPRESENTATIVE
4-H Canada

Workshop: Youth in Governance: 4-H Walking the Talk in Canada

Sara Kate Smith

Sara Kate Smith

4-H MEMBER AND INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE STUDENT
4-H British Columbia

Workshop: Speak Out Loud: A Youth-Adult Partnership to Support Communications Education

Sarah van Heeswijk

Sarah van Heeswijk

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST
British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture

Workshop: 4-H Ambassador Programs and Their Impact & Speak Out Loud: A Youth-Adult Partnership to Support Communications Education

Scott VanderWey

Scott VanderWey

DIRECTOR OF 4-H ADVENTURE EDUCATION
Washington State University Extension

Workshop: Building Successful Learning Communities

Sheila Stark-Perreault

Sheila Stark-Perreault

HUMAN ECOLOGY EDUCATOR/4-H MAIN LEADER
East Selkirk Middle School

Workshop: Generating Momentum for Positive Youth Engagement

Sue Steeves

Sue Steeves

MANAGER OF ADMISSIONS
4-H Canada

Workshop: 4-H Canada Showcase: Community Engagement & Communications

Tonda M Nelson

Tonda M Nelson

YOUTH EXTENSION SPECIALIST
Florida A&M University

Workshop: Leadership for Community Development and Organizational Effectiveness

Wednesday Workshop Presenters

Theme: Science & Technology

Dr. Bob Horton

Dr. Bob Horton

PROFESSOR, 4-H STEM EDUCATION
The Ohio State University

Workshop: STEM Pathways…Engagement + Problem Solving = Learning & 4-H Ag Innovators Inspiring Solutions for a Sustainable Future

Brianna Anderson

Brianna Anderson

STUDENT
UBC

Workshop: Around the World in 80 Posts: Capturing Your Travels With 4-H Through Multi-Media

Cera Youngson

Cera Youngson

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
4-H Saskatchewan

Workshop: Financial Literacy for 4-H Clubs

Curt Peters

Curt Peters

EXTENSION AGENT, 4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT (RETIRED)
University of Arizona

Workshop: Rockets to the Rescue!

Dr. David Gray

Dr. David Gray

CAMPUS PRINCIPAL AND DEAN, FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE
Dalhousie University

Workshop: Exploring the ‘Stranger Things’ of Science & Tech

Dustin Homan

Dustin Homan

GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
OSU Extension - 4-H Youth Development

Workshop: You're Invited to Our Skillathon: Hands on Learning for Animal Sciences

Elizabeth Johnston

Elizabeth Johnston

COORDINATOR OF PROGRAMMING & RESOURCES
4-H Ontario

Workshop: Demonstration Station: Adventures in STEM - A Stomach at Work!

Eric Larsen

Eric Larsen

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION VOLUNTEER DEVELOPMENT SPEC
Washington State University 4-H

Workshop: Rockets to the Rescue!

Jamie Davis

Jamie Davis

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Oregon State University

Workshop: Breaking Down the Evaluation Process

Jane Wright

Jane Wright

CURRICULUM MANAGER
Ohio 4-H Youth Development, The Ohio State University

Workshop: You're Invited to Our Skillathon: Hands on Learning for Animal Sciences

Janis Brinn

Janis Brinn

MSU EXTENSION EDUCATOR, CYI
Michigan State University Extension

Demonstration Station: Slime Makers!

Jim Lindstrom

Jim Lindstrom

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Global 4-H Network

Demonstration Station: Slime Makers!

Kim Bearnes

Kim Bearnes

EXTENSION EDUCATOR
University of Nebraska Extension

Workshop: GIS – Growing in Science: Geospatial Program

Dr. Kirk A. Astroth

Dr. Kirk A. Astroth

PROFESSOR & EXTENSION 4-H SPECIALIST
University of Arizona

Workshop: Rockets to the Rescue!

Leah Jones

Leah Jones

CEO
4-H Foundation of Alberta

Workshop: Animal Care & Activists – Are you prepared?

Lee Sherry

Lee Sherry

EXTENSION EDUCATOR
University of Nebraska Extension

Workshop: GIS – Growing in Science: Geospatial Program

Lydia Ulry

Lydia Ulry

4-H ANIMAL SCIENCE GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT
Ohio 4-H

Workshop: You're Invited to Our Skillathon: Hands on Learning for Animal Sciences

Melina Found

Melina Found

LEARNING SPECIALIST
4-H Canada

Workshop: 4-H Canada Inquiry Room & 4-H Canada Showcase

Noel Fenez

Noel Fenez

STUDENT
Université de St. Boniface

Workshop: Around the World in 80 Posts: Capturing Your Travels With 4-H Through Multi-Media

Patty House

Patty House

4-H EXTENSION EDUCATOR
Ohio State University Extension

Workshop: STEM Pathways…Engagement + Problem Solving = Learning & 4-H Ag Innovators Inspiring Solutions for a Sustainable Future

Dr. Ronald Blake

Dr. Ronald Blake

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Jamaica 4-H Clubs

Workshop: Grant Writing: Helping 4-Hers to Develop World Class Projects

Stuart Shepherd

Stuart Shepherd

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Nebraska 4-H Foundation

Workshop: Funding the Future!

Dr. Sylvain Charlebois

Dr. Sylvain Charlebois

DEAN, FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT
Dalhousie University

Workshop: Choose Your Own Ag-venture

Thursday Workshop Presenters

Theme: Sustainable Agriculture & Food Security

Amanda Wahle

Amanda Wahle

4-H EDUCATOR, MARYLAND 4-H STATE CAMPING COORDINATOR
University of Maryland Extension

Workshop: Assessing Life Skills: A 4-H Tool Kit for Success

Appiah Kwaku Boateng

Appiah Kwaku Boateng

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
4-H Ghana

Workshop: 4-H in Ghana - A Life Changing Experience for Young People

Betsy Crigler

Betsy Crigler

4-H AGENT
LSU AgCenter

Workshop: Exploring the World of AgMagic

Brian Wibby

Brian Wibby

EDUCATOR
Michigan State University Extension

Workshop: The World Food Prize Youth Institute: Engaging the Next Generation of Global Hunger Fighters

Cherie Roger

Cherie Roger

4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AGENT
LSU AgCenter, 4-H Youth Development

Workshop: Planting the Seeds of Service Through 4-H School Gardens

Christina Day

Christina Day

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, HEALTHY LIVING
National 4-H Council

Workshop: Building Corporate Partnerships: The Do’s and the Don’ts

Clayton Robins

Clayton Robins

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Manitoba 4-H Council

Workshop: Saving the Planet with the World Under Your Feet

Crystal Mackay

Crystal Mackay

CEO
Canadian Centre for Food Integrity

Workshop: Connecting Farm Gates to Dinner Plates…How to Earn Trust in Food and Farming

Eunice Ese Enoguoghoe

Eunice Ese Enoguoghoe

COORDINATOR
4-H Nigeria

Workshop: Youth Involvement In Agriculture

Heather Kent

Heather Kent

REGIONAL SPECIALIZED 4-H AGENT IV
University of Florida

Workshop: Utilizing the ISOTURE Model to Build a Strong Volunteer Base

Dr. Janet Fox

Dr. Janet Fox

DEPARTMENT HEAD
Louisiana State Ag Center 4-H Youth Development

Workshop: Exploring the World of AgMagic

Jennifer Sirangelo

Jennifer Sirangelo

PRESIDENT AND CEO
National 4-H Council

Workshop: "Clover Collaboration" - A 4-H U.S. Public-Private Partnership

Kali Zammit

Kali Zammit

ASSOCIATE EXTENSION 4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AGENT
Louisiana 4-H Youth Development, LSU AgCenter

Workshop: Planting the Seeds of Service Through 4-H School Gardens

Lauren Hrncirik

Lauren Hrncirik

4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT REGIONAL SPECIALIST
Washington State University Extension 4-H

Workshop: Partnering for Positive Youth Development: Growing 4-H School Gardens in Burundi, Africa

Libby Crimmings

Libby Crimmings

NATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS DIRECTOR
The World Food Prize

Workshop: The World Food Prize Youth Institute: Engaging the Next Generation of Global Hunger Fighters

Dr. Lisa A Lauxman

Dr. Lisa A Lauxman

DIRECTOR, DIVISION YOUTH AND 4-H
4-H National Headquarters, USDA NIFA

Workshop: "Clover Collaboration" - A 4-H U.S. Public-Private Partnership

Makena Schultz

Makena Schultz

EDUCATOR
Michigan State University Extension

Workshop: The World Food Prize Youth Institute: Engaging the Next Generation of Global Hunger Fighters

Dr. Mary Katherine Deen

Dr. Mary Katherine Deen

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, 4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST
Washington State Univerity

Workshop: Partnering for Positive Youth Development: Growing 4-H School Gardens in Burundi, Africa

Dr. Norma Samuel

Dr. Norma Samuel

SENIOR EXTENSION DIRECTOR, 4-H AND FAMILY LIFE
South Carolina State University

Workshop: Utilizing the ISOTURE Model to Build a Strong Volunteer Base

Sally McClaskey

Sally McClaskey

PROGRAM MANAGER
Ohio 4-H Youth Development

Workshop: The World Food Prize Youth Institute: Engaging the Next Generation of Global Hunger Fighters

Friday Workshop Presenters

Theme: Environment & Healthy Living

Antonio Tellez-Soto

Antonio Tellez-Soto

4-H HEALTHY LIVING AMBASSADOR
Arizona 4-H

Workshop: Arizona 4-H Healthy Living Ambassadors

Bassil Ramadan

Bassil Ramadan

4-H HEALTHY LIVING AMBASSADOR
Tucson Village Farm 4-H HLAs

Workshop: Arizona 4-H Healthy Living Ambassadors

Carol Smathers

Carol Smathers

EXTENSION FIELD SPECIALIST, YOUTH WELLNESS AND NUTRITION
Ohio State University

Workshop: The Levels of Community Change Game: Engaging Youth and Adults in Exploring Influences on Healthy Choices

Caroline Boddy

Caroline Boddy

4-H LEADER
Golden Prairie 4-H Club

Workshop: How To Be An Entrepreneur Of Fun!

Chesley Davis

Chesley Davis

COUNTY EXTENSION COORDINATOR 4-H AGENT
University of Georgia Extension Lumpkin County

Workshop: Building Resiliency in Military Youth through Environmental Education Camp

Destiny Camou

Destiny Camou

HEALTHY LIVING AMBASSADOR
Arizona 4-H

Workshop: Arizona 4-H Healthy Living Ambassadors

Elizabeth Sparks

Elizabeth Sparks

4-H ASSISTANT AGENT
University of Arizona

Workshop: Arizona 4-H Healthy Living Ambassadors

Glenda M. Snyder

Glenda M. Snyder

SENIOR EXTENSION AGENT, EMERITA
Virginia Cooperative Extension - Virginia 4-H

Workshop: Building an Effective Youth Character Education Program: Character Counts! Success Stories from Virginia 4-H

Helena Herttuainen

Helena Herttuainen

REGIONAL DIRECTOR SOUTHERN FINLAND
The Finnish 4H Federation

Workshop: Experiential Education in Forest Pedagogy – Case Ecological Web

Dr. Jeff Howard

Dr. Jeff Howard

STATE DIRECTOR, 4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
University of Maryland Extension

Workshop: Understanding LGBTQ Youth and Implications on International 4-H Programming

Jenna Järvenpää

Jenna Järvenpää

STUDENT
University of Helsinki

Workshop: Experiential Education in Forest Pedagogy – Case Ecological Web

Jeremy Johnson

Jeremy Johnson

ASSOCIATE EXTENSION SPECIALIST VOLUNTEER DEVELOPMENT
Virginia Cooperative Extension - Virginia 4-H

Workshop: Building an Effective Youth Character Education Program: Character Counts! Success Stories from Virginia 4-H

Lucy Mitchell

Lucy Mitchell

EVENTS MANAGER
SAYFC

Workshop: Mental Health – Breaking the Stigma – Are Ewe Okay?

Mackenzie Kerr

Mackenzie Kerr

4-H BC YAC REPRESENTATIVE
4-H Canada

Workshop: It's Easy Being Green. Reducing, Reusing, Recycling and Composting in 4-H Clubs

Scott VanderWey

Scott VanderWey

DIRECTOR OF 4-H ADVENTURE EDUCATION
Washington State University Extension

Workshop: Development of Life Skills through an Urban 4-H Adventure Education Experience

Dr. Theresa Ferrari

Dr. Theresa Ferrari

EXTENSION SPECIALIST, 4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT & ASSOCIATE PROFESSO
Ohio State University

Workshop: The Levels of Community Change Game: Engaging Youth and Adults in Exploring Influences on Healthy Choices