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MSU Extension 4-H International Programs wins national recognition

March 7, 2017 -- MSU News Service

Pictured from left to right are Yoko Kawaguchi, President, States’ 4-H International Exchange Programs, Janet Loomis, volunteer from Prairie County, Linda Stewart, volunteer from Flathead County, Stephanie Davison, Montana 4-H, Cathy Sutphin, 4-H state leader from Virginia and former S4-H board member. Photo courtesy of MSU Extension.

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BOZEMAN -- Stephanie Davison, citizenship and international programs coordinator for Montana 4-H, which is housed on the Montana State University campus, and her team of volunteers including Janet Loomis and Linda Stewart, won the 2016 Outstanding Quality Program award and the Diversity in Hosting award at the States’ 4-H International Coordinators’ Conference in Seattle.

The team was recognized for their professionalism and consistency in matching host families and youth for international exchange. Davison has achieved 100 percent on-time placement of delegates in each of her 12 years helming the program.  

States’ 4-H International is a global citizenship program that has partnered with 4-H since 1972 to facilitate cultural exchange opportunities among youth and their families in 28 countries on six continents.

For information on becoming a host family or participating in an outbound program, contact Davison at (406) 994-3502 or

Contact: Contact: Jodie DeLay, MSU Extension, (406) 994-2502, or