A Quarterly Newsletter To Volunteer Leaders Providing 4-H News of Statewide Interest
New Mexico State University - Cooperative Extension Service - U.S. Department of Agriculture
2005 Photography Contest Begins May 1
By Mindy Denny experience
Extension 4-H Youth Specialist level.
All 4-H members, ages 9-19, can enter photos in Digital
the New Mexico 4-H Photography Contest. Photo:
Photos are displayed at the State Fair and winners Beginner–
receive various awards. The categories and rules Beginners are
are listed below, so start taking photos now! youth who
Watch for more information on this year’s awards have zero to
and sponsors. three years of
Film Photo: taking photo-
Beginner– Beginners are youth who have zero to graphs.
three years of experience taking photographs. Advanced– Advanced photographers are youth
Advanced– Advanced photographers are youth with four or more years’ experience
with four or more years’ experience taking photo- taking photographs.
graphs. Digitally Enhanced– Any photo that has been
Special Effects– Any photo that has utilized a enhanced or adjusted through the use of camera
special technique to acquire a unique perspective features or a personal computer should be entered
or effect may be entered in this category. All
photos will be judged together, regardless of (see ‘PHOTO’ on page 3)
SHORT BRIEFS: ................................................. 2 State 4-H License Plate Design Contest ............. 6
2005 4-H Calendars A Year of Learning in 4-H (Essay Winner) .......... 7
State Fair Youth Officials Jesse Holloway Memorial Golf Scramble ............ 8
Greentops Using Eight Essential Elements .......................... 9
4-H On the Web 4-H Fosters Positive Adult/Youth Relationships .. 9
Scholarship Opportunities Wild About 4-H (2005 NM4HLF) ....................... 10
Novice Camp Dates Set ...................................... 3 Redesigned Cross Stitch Project ....................... 11
4-H...A Future with Traditions (WRLF 2006) ....... 4 4-H Adult Leader Award .................................... 11
National Volunteer Week (ad) ............................. 4 Teen Get-Away .................................................. 11
4-H Ambassadors and Diplomats ........................ 5 Let’s Rock’n Roll All Night Long ........................ 11
4-H Wishes To Thank These Sponsors ............... 5 Calendar of Events ............................................ 12
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by Mindy Denny, Extension 4-H Youth Specialist
2005 4-H CALENDARS website or in your Extension Office. If you are
We still have calendars for looking for a new project, or a club project, check
sale. The 2005 calendars out our greentops and know what to expect
feature photos from the 2004 before you order the packet. Although every
State Photography Contest and project does not currently have a greentop, they
includes 4-H dates. Calendars are available for over 50. Check them out at
are $6.50 each. Contact the http://nm4h.nmsu.edu, and click on 4-H Projects.
State 4-H Office at (505) 646-
3026 to order yours today! 4-H ON THE WEB
Our website has a new look and a new name!
STATE FAIR YOUTH OFFICIALS Simply type http://nm4h.nmsu.edu into your
Senior Age 4-H Members (14 & up) have the browser and there we are. The website includes
opportunity to serve as State Fair Youth Officials. information on State and National Events, 4-H
Members can apply to come to State Fair early Projects, Leadership Opportunities, Volunteer
and assist with 4-H Indoor Exhibits. Youth Leaders, 4-H Forms, Newsletters, and much
officials stay in the dorms and help take in county more. If you don’t have a computer in your
entries, organize exhibits, assist judges, and home, you can access the web at local schools,
complete exhibit displays for the State Fair. This libraries, and Extension Learning Labs. Learn
year Youth Officials will need to arrive on Sep- more about New Mexico 4-H at http://nm4h.
tember 6, and will complete work on September 9. nmsu.edu.
Watch for more information on applying to be a
Youth Official. SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
New Mexico 4-H offers a variety of scholar-
GREENTOPS ships to graduating seniors. All scholarships are
New Mexico 4-H produces very special listed on our website http://nm4h.nmsu.edu and
publications called Greentops. A greentop is a click on Scholarships. There is a chart that out-
project summary that includes information on lines applications, deadlines, and requirements, as
project objectives, exhibits, demonstrations, and well as downloads for all applications. Please
suggestions for other related projects. Greentops contact Mindy or your County Extension Office
come in your project packet when you sign up for if you have any questions.
a project, but they are also available on our
Leaderline is a quarterly newsletter for New Mexico http://nm4h.nmsu.edu
volunteer leaders providing 4-H news of statewide interest. Tax
dollars support distribution of Leaderline to enrolled New Editor: Mindy Denny, Extension 4-H Youth Specialist
Mexico 4-H leaders through the following issues: January/
February/March (first issue); April/May/June (second issue); Contributors This Issue:
July/August/September (third issue); and October/November/ Mindy Denny, Elisa French, Cindy Grooms, Frank Hodnett,
December (4th issue). Sue Miller, Katelyn Olson, Linda Schultz, Amy Zemler
For subscription information, address changes, or article
submissions, call Mindy Denny at (505) 646-1166 or Sue Miller New Mexico State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative
at (505) 646-5774. You can write to us at: State 4-H Office, action employer an educator. NMSU and the U.S. Department
MSC 3AE, New Mexico State University, PO Box 30003, Las of Agriculture cooperating.
Cruces, NM 88003-8003. Our website is:
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2005 Novice Camp Dates Set (North and South)
by Mindy Denny
Extension 4-H Youth Specialist Last Year’s Novice Camp
Novice Camp is a statewide camp for 4-H
members ages 9-11.
This year we will
have two Novice
Camps, one in the
North, held at
Kamp Kiwanis in
the Zuni Mountains
and one in the
South, held at Scott
Able Camp in the
Northern Novice Camp will be June 6-8
and Southern Novice Camp will be July 25-27.
Cost is $70.00 per participant. Senior age
members can apply to be counselors for either
Contact your County Office to find out which
camp your county will attend, mark the dates on
your calendar and watch for more information in
your County Newsletter and on our 4-H website at
‘PHOTO’ office or the State 4-H Office, May 1, 2005.
(continued from page 1) · Entries must be at least 4x6 in size and may be
color or black and white.
in this category. Entries must include the original, · Photos will not be returned! If you want to keep
unaltered photo. your photo, please retain a copy.
· Photographs must be the work of the 4-H mem-
Entry Rules: ber, taken during the current year.
· Members may submit more than one entry. Each · Entries must be in the State 4-H Office no later
entry set must have an Entry Form and a Mem- than August 1, 2005. Send to the State 4-H Of-
ber Information Sheet. These forms are avail- fice, MSC 3AE, Box 30003, Las Cruces, NM
able from any New Mexico County Extension 88003-8003.
http://nm4h.nmsu.edu • 505-646-3026
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4-H… A Future with Traditions
By Linda Schultz
4-H Youth Development Specialist
The 2006 Western Regional 4-H Leaders’ Forum
(WRLF) is slated for Salt Lake City, Utah, March 1-5.
The WRLF will feature workshops, educational tours,
speakers, entertainment and more! Volunteer 4-H leaders
from throughout the west will gather together for learn-
ing and fun in Salt Lake City.
Workshop proposals for Utah are being accepted
until June 1, 2005. The workshop proposal form and
other information are available at www.utah4-H.org
Share your expertise and knowledge with other leaders
by submitting a workshop proposal—ask another leader
to team-teach with you.
Financial assistance in the amount of $500 is avail-
able for one New Mexico leader with at least three years
of experience by applying for the 4-H Leader Award
sponsored by the Extension Association of New Mexico.
The form is available on our 4-H web site, from your
county extension office, or from Linda Schultz at 646-
1156. Application must be submitted by August 1, 2005.
National Volunteer Week
April 17-23, 2005
a difference in
the lives of
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4-H Ambassadors and Diplomats Selected for 2005
By Elisa French
Ag Communications Reporter
LAS CRUCES - Eight senior
4-H members will lead state
service projects, host leadership
workshops and represent New
Mexico at national events.
The new ambassadors and
diplomats were selected based
on an application, interview and
group project during Senior
Leadership Retreat Jan. 21-23 in
The ambassadors will attend Back Row (L-R): Shay Zamora, Alyssa Bromley, Jamie Thomas,
the National 4-H Conference in Cody Benavidez, Amanda Dearholt, Jett Sharp. Front Row (L-R):
Washington, D.C., and serve as Amanda Sandoval and Jennifer Driskell.
a liaison between the New
Mexico 4-H Foundation and 2005 diplomats are Amanda 4-H member for six years. He
donors. Dearholt of Albuquerque, served as a novice camp coun-
The 2005 ambassadors are Jennifer Driskell of Los Lunas, selor and Tumbleweed Club
Cody Benavidez of Socorro, Amanda Sandoval of Española president and photographer. He
Alyssa Bromley of Lovington, and Jett Sharp of Estancia. participated in Senior Leader-
Jamie Thomas of Moriarty and Benavidez, Socorro County
Shay Zamora of Las Vegas. The Council president, has been a (see ‘DIPS/DORS’ on page 6)
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‘DIPS/DORS’ student government. Her 4-H and baking projects. Her service
(continued from page 5) projects include market swine, projects include giving blankets
market goats and vegetable and to the needy and preparing
ship Retreat, the New Mexico flower gardening. Her parents Easter baskets for a crisis
State Fair and State 4-H Confer- are Kenny and Marsha Zamora. center. Her parents are Darryl
ence. His parents are Albert and The diplomats will attend and Teresa Sandoval.
Robin Benavidez. Journey and Opportunity Lead- Sharp, a six-year member of
Bromley, an eight-year 4-H ership Training (JOLT) in the Tumbleweed 4-H Club, has
member, said she is looking Heber, Arizona, and lead recre- held the offices of president,
forward to organizing work- ational activities throughout the vice president, treasurer and
shops and working with her state. reporter. His 4-H projects are
team. She has served as the Dearholt, a junior at La beef cattle, replacement dairy
Yucca 4-H Club president and Cueva High School, has partici- heifers, shooting sports and
Lea County Council reporter pated in the Western Roundup market swine. He is active in
and treasurer. She volunteers at in Denver, Colorado, the the New Mexico High School
a nursing home, hospital and Bernalillo County 4-H Fair and Rodeo Association, Estancia
local day care center. She has the state shooting sports compe- FFA, and student council. His
participated in Teen Get-Away, tition in Raton. She served as parents are Cyle and Sharla
the Lea County 4-H lock-in and the Mountain Heights Club vice Sharp.
State 4-H Conference. Her president and historian. She 4-H is the largest youth
parents are Scott and Scarlet enjoys showing market lambs, organization with 7 million
Bromley. hunting and taking part in members. New Mexico has
Thomas, a 4-H member for shooting sports. Her parents are 76,000 members representing
six years, has completed numer- Jim and Tara Dearholt. 447 clubs and numerous school
ous service projects, such as Driskell is a member of enrichment and special interest
collecting toys, preparing a feast Bosque Farms 4-H Club, where groups, 4-H members partici-
for elders and making Easter she has held the offices of pate in contests, service projects
baskets for the less fortunate. president, treasurer and junior and activities to develop leader-
Her resume includes terms as executive officer. She has also ship, citizenship and life skills.
Moriarty Mustangs Club re- served terms on the Valencia
porter, historian, vice president County Council as county
and president. After high ambassador and song and State 4-H License Plate
school, she wants to attend a recreation leader. During her six Design Contest
four-year college and major in years in 4-H, she completed By Amy Zemler
agricultural education. Her horse, leadership, public speak- 4-H Activities Specialist
parents are Albert and Lisa ing clothing and baking
Thomas. projects. Her parents are Jamie Show us your artistic
Zamora, a junior at and Carmen Driskell. skills and design the next
Robertson High School, has Sandoval, a freshman at State 4-H License plate!
served as the Blue Ribbon Pojoaque High School, has Contact your County
Wranglers Club president and served as a New Mexico State Extension Agent for further
treasurer and as the San Miguel Fair youth official, Los Coyotes details or check the flyer
County Council president, vice Club vice president and Rio out on the website at http://
president and secretary. She Arriba County Council presi- nm4h.nmsu.edu.
participates in band, golf and dent. She participates in horse
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Junior Essay Winner
A Year of Learning in 4-H
By Katelyn Olson taught the kids more and more, I began losing my
Valle Verde 4-H Club, Doña Ana County patience. I had to explain simple sewing tech-
niques multiple times, and I had to watch their
John Quincy Adams once said, “If your ac- every move. I often bailed out half way through
tions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do the workshops and left all five kids with my mom.
more, and become more, you are a leader.” I am Of course that didn’t make her the happiest person
Katelyn Olson, a junior member of the Valle on earth. Finally, she blew up and made me stay
Verde 4-H Club in Doña Ana County. This year, I the whole time. Not only that, but she made me
took Mix and Match 2 and I had many experi- work. I couldn’t believe it.
ences with leadership. As I began to work with the kids more and
Throughout my 4-H more, I learned that the work was hard, but
year, I have helped there was never a day that I didn’t enjoy it.
other 4-Hers dream I began to make new friends with my
more, learn more, do students. We laughed, teased, and worked
more, and believe more. all at the same time. Conner Maxwell, one
This year, in Mix of my first year sewing students, learned
and Match 2, I con- that she loves sewing because of us. Now
structed a capri and she sews every chance she gets...literally!
jacket suit with a side When County Contest came around, all
lap zipper, wide waist- my kids looked great! “Wow!” I thought.
band, set in sleeves, and “Did I teach them this?” It was an
darts. I had fun trying to amazing feeling to see them all
figure out which way to pin my showing off their entries with pride.
pattern on the fabric so the one way Before this year, many of my
print would be right side up. I even had to friends used to tell me that they
recut the collar twice. I had fun making and couldn’t be in 4-H because they
showing my outfit. didn’t have livestock. This year I decided
Leadership has been a huge learning experi- that I was going to promote 4-H in such a way that
ence for me in the 4-H program this year. I have people would understand that 4-H isn’t just for
learned that teaching isn’t as easy as it looks. farmers. To my surprise, the newspaper called me
Throughout my life I have thought that teaching the night before County Contests to interview me
would be easy. When my mom first asked me to about 4-H. “Yes!” I thought. “Here’s my chance to
help her teach Sewing I and II, I said, “Oh, that tell the world that 4-H is more than agriculture.” I
will be easy. All you have to do is explain it to told them that anyone could be in 4-H whether
them, then sit back and watch.” Boy was I wrong! they had animals or not. I explained that there are
During the first workshop, I explained the safety many Home Economic Projects in 4-H. This is
of the sewing machine and then asked if there only one of my experiences of how I encouraged
were any questions. Five hands shot up in the air.
“Oh boy, this will be harder than it looks.” As I (see ‘ESSAY’ on page 8)
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‘ESSAY’ the 4-H Motto states, ‘Learn By Doing;’
(continued from page 7)
• do more...
Home Economics in 4-H. Like Conner, 4-H members were inspired to
Another one of my experiences was when I participate more in 4-H because Junior lead-
went to the downtown mall to promote 4-H at the ers, like me, helped them set a higher goal for
4-H Awareness Fair. My brother and I organized a them to accomplish;
few home economics sections together. We told
the community about 4-H’s wide variety of • and believe more...
projects without animals. Many people in the 4-Hers have learned to believe in themselves.
community seemed to be surprised that I was able If they see what their junior leaders can do,
to do so much in 4-H without having a horse, a and if we teach them to do what we do, they
cow, or any other animal. will do more because they believe they can;
As John Quincy Adams said, “If your actions
can inspire others to: • ...then you are a leader.”
Although others believe I am a leader, I don’t
• dream more... consider myself one. I consider myself a
I helped not only my sewing students to regular 4-Her on a mission to make a differ-
dream, but also other 4-Hers and the commu- ence in youth and the 4-H program through
nity. I helped them dream about their future, leadership. By doing leadership, I feel that I
what they can do, and about the difference have learned to dream more, learn more, do
they can make by participating in 4-H; more, and believe more. I’m sure I have
learned more from my 4-Hers, than I have
• learn more... taught them this year. I am a proud 4-Her, and
...through leadership, I helped people learn to I intend on teaching and learning even more
appreciate and love the 4-H program just as next year.
Jesse Holloway Memorial 4-H Golf Scramble Set
By Mindy Denny Though the deadline for entry fees
Extension 4-H Youth Specialist and forms has passed, you may still be a
sponsor. You can sponsor a tee for $50, a
The 2005 Jesse hole for $100, or a team for
Holloway Memorial 4-H Golf $400. Proceeds will benefit
Scramble is set for April 8th at 4-H youth programs through-
the Picacho Hills Country Club out New Mexico.
in Las Cruces, New Mexico. For more information
Noon registration and lunch is or to get a sponsor form con-
from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. tact the State 4-H Office at
The Shotgun Start is at 12:30 (505) 646-3026, or call your
p.m. The scramble format is 18 County Extension Service
holes with four-person teams. office.
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You Can Create a Great 4-H Experience
Using Eight Essential Elements Can Meet Youth Needs
By Linda Schultz for young people and would lives, they increase their
4-H Youth Development Specialist be called supporter, friend potential to become self-
and advocate. directing adults.
New Mexico 4-H uses eight • A safe environment— • Inclusiveness—An inclu-
essential elements in its pro- Youth should not fear sive environment allows a
gramming to address the devel- physical or emotional harm sense of belonging to
opmental needs of youth. These while participating in the develop, encourages and
essential elements form a “best 4-H experience whether supports its members and
practices” guide to help parents, from the learning environ- offers encouragement with
volunteers and staff work as ment itself, adults, other positive and specific feed-
partners with young people. participants or spectators. back. Healthy groups cel-
Over the next year we will • Mastery—This is a process ebrate the success of all
look at each of the eight ele- over time that includes members taking pride in the
ments and examine ways to building knowledge, skills collective efforts of all.
include them in your 4-H and attitudes that allow • Futuristic—Youth need to
programming. Each article youth to demonstrate profi- have hope that they can
offers you an opportunity to ciency. shape meaningful, produc-
“Take the 4-H Challenge.” You • Service—The first step in tive lives. Hope for the
might use these challenges as a finding oneself is to lose the future leads to choices that
basis for discussion at an self in service to others. It is make possible active partici-
organizational meeting, a necessary to actively prac- pation in that future.
parents meeting, new leader tice and uphold service in • Engagement—Youth who
training or other events. order to develop generosity. are actively engaged in
The essential elements in this • Self-determination—Youth learning make connections
eight-part series include: need to believe that they can in order to develop greater
• A caring adult—This take some control over life’s understanding. They learn
would be a person who acts events rather than passively from experience and display
as an advisor, guide and submit to others. When a high degree of self-moti-
mentor. The adult helps set young people have some vation and an unending
boundaries and expectations influence over their own capacity to create.
This is the first in an eight-part series about the essential elements that strengthen a
young person’s sense of belonging, generosity, independence and mastery.
4-H Fosters Positive Adult / Youth Relationships
New Mexico 4-H uses eight essential elements people and would be called supporter, friend and
in its programming to address the developmental advocate.
needs of youth. One element needed by young Caring adults address youth by name, know
people is a caring adult. young people’s individual interests, pay attention
4-H experiences should include an adult who to their activities outside 4-H, join in fun and
acts as an advisor, guide and mentor. This person educational activities with youth, enjoy laughing
helps set boundaries and expectations for young (see ‘CARING’ on page 10)
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Wild About 4-H
4-H Leaders’ Association President
The 2005 New Mexico 4-H Leaders’ Forum
planning committee met in January to begin
planning for this annual statewide adult leader
education event. The Forum will be held Novem-
ber 12-13 at the Wyndham Hotel in Albuquerque.
The planning committee is building on the suc-
cess of previous Forums and established several
goals at the January meeting. One is to increase
the number of counties participating and another
is to involve adult 4-H leaders and parents who
have not attended in the past. Come join in the leader. Enthusiasm is contagious and you’ll find
fun and learning that occurs during Forum! a lot of it at the Forum. Mark your calendars for
The committee has put together a list of November 12-13, 2005. Come and be Wild
recommended workshop topics which was sent to About 4-H!
county offices in February and information is
also available on the 4-H web site. Leaders from
around the state are encouraged to submit a ‘CARING’
proposal for a workshop to be presented during (continued from page 9)
the 2005 Forum. The talents and skills that New with youth and stay in touch by notes, cards,
Mexico leaders have are amazing, so come and phone calls and e-mails.
share with others from throughout the state. The Caring adults also create leadership opportuni-
completed workshop proposal forms are due by ties for youth and interact with them individually,
June 20 in the State 4-H Office. promoting mutual understanding and respect.
The planning committee is working on some These nurturing adults help young people talk
hands-on activities for Saturday night and Sun- through the learning they gain from active partici-
day morning that you can take back to your pation in 4-H.
counties and clubs. Come join in the safari
adventures that are being planned. Wild About Take the 4-H Challenge
4-H - that’s the 2005 theme and you’ll have List ways that you can strengthen your role as
many opportunities to learn, have fun, make new a positive adult role model in the lives of young
friends, and share the enthusiasm of being a 4-H people.
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Redesigned Cross Stitch Project
Ready For Members and Leaders 4-H Adult
By Sue Miller Leader Award
Reports Layout Typist II By Linda Schultz
The information is the Development Specialist
same, but the Cross Stitch
project looks a lot different. A $500 award is
Both the member’s and leader’s available to leaders with at
books (publications #100.C-6 least three years of experi-
and 200.C-6) have been rede- ence. It is sponsored by
signed. The member’s project the Extension Associa-
book is available in packets, and tion of New Mexico.
the Leader’s Guide is also The award is for use in
available. attending the Western
Some fun pizzazz graphics Regional 4-H Leaders’
have been added to these publi- Forum (WRLF). This
cations to give members and the redesigned Cross Stitch regional Forum brings
leaders examples of the types of project books; then contact your together 4-H leaders from
cross stitch projects 4-H mem- County Extension Office for a the 13 western states and 2
bers can do. Cross Stitch member’s packet Canadian provinces for
Tell your members who like #6055 plus the leader’s guide. education, networking and
to do fibercraft projects about fun.
In 2006 the WRLF
Teen Get-Away will be held in Salt Lake
By Amy Zemler City, Utah, March 1-5.
4-H Activities Specialist Application forms are
Come and help us solve a available on the 4-H web
mystery at Teen Get-Away, site, from your County
April 22-24, 2005, at Camp Extension office, or from
Inlow Baptist Camp. the State 4-H Office.
For more information Application deadline
contact your County Exten- is August 1, 2005.
sion Office for details.
Let’s Rock’n Roll All Night Long...
Let’s Rock’n Roll, Oh yeah!!!
By Amy Zemler, 4-H Activities Specialist
That is what we are going to do at the
82nd State 4-H Conference, July 11-15, 2005.
More information is available at your
Cooperative Extension Office.
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2005 STATE 4-H CALENDAR OF EVENTS
1 Registrations for Teen Get-Away due in the 1 New Mexico 4-H Foundation Scholarship
State 4-H Office–Amy Zemler, 646-5204 applications due in State 4-H Office–Frank
8 Jesse Holloway Memorial 4-H Golf Scramble Hodnett, 646-1157
(Las Cruces)–Frank Hodnett, 646-1157 1 Allen Chapman Memorial 4-H Scholarship
17-23 National Volunteer Week applications due in State 4-H Office–Frank
22-24 Teen Get-Away (Inlow Baptist Camp)–Amy Hodnett, 646-1157
1 New Mexico State 4-H Rodeo Scholarship
applications due in State 4-H Office–Frank
MAY Hodnett, 646-1157
11-15 State 4-H Conference
15 New Mexico Wool Growers, Inc. Scholarship 25-27 Southern Novice Camp (Scott Able, Sacra-
applications due in State 4-H Office–Frank mento Mountains)–Mindy Denny, 646-1166
1 Entry deadline for Photography Contest and
6-8 Northern Novice Camp (Kamp Kawanis, Zuni State Fair Exhibit due in the State 4-H Office–
Mountains)–Mindy Denny, 646-1166 Mindy Denny, 646-1166
20 Workshop proposals for the 2005 New Mexico 1 WRLF 2006 application deadline due in the
4-H Leaders’ Forum due in the State 4-H State 4-H Office–Linda Schultz, 646-1156
Office–Linda Schultz, 646-1156 1 Application deadline due for the 4-H Adult
4-H Website: http://nm4h.nmsu.edu Leader Award held at the 2006 WRLF–Linda
We are glad to send you this educational material. Our purpose national origin. The Extension Service is represented in every
is to provide educational services to the people of New Mexico. county in the state by a staff of local agents in agriculture and
These services are financed jointly by the county, state, and resource development, home economics and 4-H youth develop-
federal governments, and are offered on a nondiscriminatory ment work.
basis regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, handicap, or
Frank E. Hodnett, Ph.D. Mindy Denny
Department Head/4-H and Youth Development Extension 4-H Youth Specialist
STATE 4-H OFFICE, MSC 3AE
NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
LAS CRUCES NM 88003-8003