2022-2023 Louisiana 4-H Livestock Ambassador Program

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The Louisiana 4-H Livestock Ambassador Program provides an opportunity for 4-H youth in grades 9th to 12th to be empowered with knowledge of the livestock industry in order to serve as strong advocates for agriculture, mentors for younger 4-H member with livestock projects, and consumer educators in the importance of agricultural across our state and country.

As a Louisiana 4-H Ambassador, Members will be required to:

  • Participate in state-wide in-depth training and orientation for the Livestock Ambassador Program.
  • Demonstrate a solid knowledge basis of both agriculture and animal science at the state and national level through program evaluations and formal testing.
  • Be an active member of the Louisiana 4-H Youth Development Program.
  • Serve as a positive role model as a Livestock Ambassador at the parish, region, and state levels. This role includes assisting with parish, regional, and state livestock project trainings, livestock shows, and other events as deemed necessary by parish, regional, or state 4-H program leadership.
  • Complete any necessary reporting requirements related to outreach and hours served as a Livestock Ambassador.
  • Participate in all of the Livestock Ambassador meetings, both virtual and in-person.
  • Develop a variety of agriculture and livestock educational activities which can be presented within the 4-H program or at outreach events to educate individuals on topics such as the importance of agriculture, animal welfare, agriculture supply chain, agriculture policy, and others which the ambassador may have an interest in.
  • Maintain a strong and clear communication link with Livestock Ambassador Coordinator, which includes responding to phone call, emails, posting on social media, and/or online internet projects.
  • Assist with livestock-related educational programs at 4-H University, State Fair of Louisiana, and LSU AgCenter State Livestock Show, when recruited.
  • Provide their own transportation to events, when necessary.
  • Complete at least 40 hours of documented outreach education and/or service at the parish, regional, or state level.
  • Submit Livestock Ambassador contract, read entire member packet, and pay membership dues by June 18, 2022.

  • Costs

    Each Louisiana 4-H Livestock Ambassador should plan to pay between $500 to $1,000 annually for participating in the program until a substantial funder is secured. Costs include:

    • In-depth college level educational experiences through state-wide orientation and training.
    • Polo and other wearable identifying youth as an official Louisiana 4-H Livestock Ambassador
    • Louisiana 4-H Livestock Ambassador nametag

    Annual Plan of Work

    Most of the Livestock Ambassador Activities will be conducted during the annual training as well as by email, online website, and/or telephone. 4-H’ers will need to be responsible, dependable, and dedicated to their role as a Livestock Ambassador. Dates may be changed due to circumstances beyond control. Other activities may be planned throughout the year. If a required event is not attended, that ambassador will be put on probation until they complete the required make-up tasks.

    June 21, 2022 - Livestock Ambassador Team Interviews at 4-H University

    July 18-20, 2022 - Livestock Ambassador Team Training

    Fall 2022 - State Fair of Louisiana

    Spring 2023 - LSU AgCenter State Show

    *Schedule set by Team at July training - Quarterly Virtual Team Meetings

    Applying to be a Louisiana 4-H Livestock Ambassador

    Before a 4-H member is officially named a Livestock Ambassador they must:

    1. Submit a Completed online application by the deadline May 6, 2022.

    2. Participate in the Livestock Ambassador Team Selection Process in June

    3. Participate and complete the state-wide orientation and training.

    4. Successfully pass a written exam over vital agriculture and animal science fundamentals.

    Application Process

    1. Please carefully read the entire process and instructions prior to beginning your online application.

    2. Applicant will complete an online Louisiana 4-H Livestock Ambassador application. Incomplete applications will not be submitted and applicants are encouraged NOT to wait until the last minute to submit an application due to the letters of recommendation and other requirements of the application process.

    3. A paper version of the application has been provided below as a reference and worksheet for what will be required for the online application.

    4. The online application can be found here:

    For the PDF version of the information provided above, please click here.

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