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4-H Teen Talk

Program Contact: Randy Williams

Program Contact: Randy Williams, Lincoln-Adams 4-H Program Coordinator
(509) 725-4171  •

Program Contact: Julie Hartz, Lincoln-Adams WSU Extension Program Assistant
(509) 659-3209  •

Check out these opportunities to make new friends, build leadership skills, have fun, and add experiences to help polish your future scholarship and job applications!

4-H Youth have numerous opportunities at the county, district, state, and national level. There is a County Ambassador Program  and Teen Summit for 4-H members in grades 7, 8, 9, or 10.  For teens in grades 9 – 12 there is the State Ambassador Program , positions on the State Fair Board and  State Advisory Board , and Know Your Government.; and a teen track at the WA State 4-H Forum and Teen Rally.

For more information on WA State 4-H Teen Activities: WA State 4-H Teen Page

4-H Teen Rally

About Teen Rally: Teen Rally is a place where teens can come and have a blast. Interesting workshops, motivational speakers, games, service project, ice breakers, time to hang with new friends, dance, and more!

Teen Rally is usually held in September or October and locations in Eastern and Western WA vary. Watch for information in August.

Know Your Government Program

2019 Theme: Politics and the Media


Annual Conference
February ___________ 2019 in Olympia, WA

What is KYG and Why Do We Have It?

Know Your Government (KYG) is a civic education program with a four-year rotating topic:  The Legislative System, The Judicial System, Elections and Party Platforms, and Politics and the Media.

KYG and 4-H are about learning the life skills our delegates will need to be responsible citizens and productive adults.  The conference is an opportunity for delegates to practice the skills they have learned, apply their knowledge to unknown situations and reflect on how they did.

Pre-conference meetings

Purpose: teach the skills, provide the tools, and prepare for the project at the KYG Conference.

Participants will learn how to work as part of a team, with people they may or may not know, to get the pre-conference objectives completed.  The pre-conference meetings are a way for delegates to hone these skills so when they get to the conference, they will be prepared to learn the new skills, practice and apply already learned skills, and work with more people they do not know Perhaps even more important than this, they will have an experience that is similar (not necessarily identical) to those of other delegates. Similar experiences will provide a common foundation for all delegates, regardless of geographic, political or other differences.

The statewide conference in Olympia

Purpose: bring high school students from across the state to share ideas, concerns, and potential solutions to problems; to learn about Washington State government and how to become a positive contributing citizen; and to strengthen the connection between youth and our political and social networks through education, experience, application, and inspiration

A value of 4-H KYG is that it provides the opportunity for our delegates to explore new ideas and perspectives in a safe environment.  We encourage delegates with different views to work together, not to change each other’s minds, but to learn from each other.  Encouraging discussion when people disagree and providing an opportunity to explore the issue in a non-threatening way demonstrates to the delegates that they can disagree on an issue but still work together.  Ideally, these discussions will help delegates explore why they carry a certain belief and assist them in putting their own beliefs into practice.

Must have Adult 4-H Volunteers willing to coordinate this program in Lincoln Co., Adams Co, or Lincoln-Adams before YOUTH members can sign up for this opportunity!

Interested Adults or Youth should contact Bridget Rohner or Randy Williams.ASAP! The Adult Coordinators must be or certify to be enrolled 4-H Volunteers AND must complete KYG orientation.

Teen Leadership Opportunities Deadlines

    1. State Ambassador:  2 in each district. It Watch for details on the revised WA State 4-H Ambassador program. Elections usually held at Fall District Rallies;
      More Information
    2. Youth positions on State 4-H Advisory Board: 8 positions, 2 in each district. It is a 2-year commitment for high-school age teens. Application due Sept. 1. Elections are at Fall District Rallies; application.


Leadership opportunities will increase your skills and commitment to 4-H as well as strengthen our county’s 4-H program. For a comprehensive list of all State 4-H Teen Leadership opportunities please visit:

Extension is for Everyone

Extension programs and policies are consistent with federal and state laws and regulations on nondiscrimination regarding race; sex/gender; sexual orientation; gender identity/expression; religion; age; color; creed; national or ethnic origin; physical, mental, or sensory disability, including disability requiring the use of a trained service animal; marital status, genetic information, and/or status as an honorably discharged veteran or member of the military. Report concerns to, 509-335-8288, or your local Extension office. Requests for special accommodations at Lincoln-Adams Extension Events can be made at least two weeks in advance by calling 509-659-3209 or 509-725-4171.

4-H Scholarship Info


Check out YouTube videos featuring WSU graduates in various careers!

Each video focuses on an alum who has put his or her CAHNRS undergraduate degree to work. The videos were produced by North by Northwest, an award-winning production company whose films have been seen on PBS and elsewhere.

4-H Teens and Volunteers!

Do YOU have?…

  • News of past or upcoming events?
  • Photos*, or Web Links?
  • Suggestions or Corrections?

Build a web site or facebook page for your 4-H Group!

If the content is appropriate* – YOUR 4-H site, facebook page, or blog can be linked
to the Li-Adams 4-H Web site!

*Guidelines for “official 4-H web & social media sites.” (PDF)


*Permission to use photos must be provided or on file at extension office for “recognizable” individuals in photos.



If you want more information and are unable to open links
or documents contact:
Julie at 659-3209 or