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What is MSU Extension?
The Extension program is a fundamental part of Montana State University's land grant mission, developed to ensure that all Montanans benefit from the University.
The program extends university knowledge to the people who need it, even if they never set foot on a campus. It gives every Montanan access to useful information and expert help via workshops, demonstrations, community meetings, publications, videos, the internet and other sources. Montana 4-H is MSU Extension's youth development program.
Extension links a network of MSU facultytopic specialists on the MSU-Bozeman campus and agents in 53 counties and seven reservationsto the people. Its role is to extend practical knowledge to the public about agriculture, natural resources, youth development, community development and family and consumer sciences.
MSU Extension provides resources on topics that range from raising livestock, growing crops and protecting the environment to raising a family, managing finances, starting a business and protecting your family's health and well-being.
You can use Extension by calling your local agent (listed in the county section of the phone book), by taking advantage of workshops and demonstrations in your area, or by clicking on "Extension and Outreach" at www.montana.edu.
For a catalog of free and low-cost publications, call (406)994-3273 or browse the Extension catalog online.
|Volunteerism and Leadership Projects
Volunteerism and Leadership involves youth and adults in significant roles where they can help facilitate the growth of others. Opportunities to contribute in meaningful ways to your club, your community, your country and your world can be numerous. Through these projects, you can help others, serve as a mentor, tutor or coach, and fill important leadership roles that contribute to the overall vitality of your community.
Teen Leadership -- 8010
Leadership is giving of yourself to help others to reach a common goal. If you're interested in this kind of leadership, this project may be of interest to you.
If you are at least 13 years old by Oct. 1 of the current year, then this project is designed for you. To enroll, obtain an enrollment card from your club leader and sign up for the teen leadership project. Then, get a copy of the member manual from your club leader. In the manual, you will be asked to develop an individualized learning plan for your leadership development. Some examples of the kinds of things you could do are listed below. In order for you to gain the most from the Teen Leadership project, you should also have at least one previous year of experience in the 4-H program. You should also be enrolled in at least one other project in addition to Teen Leadership. All 4-H Ambassadors must enroll in this project.
Through your participation in the Teen Leadership project, you will:
Learn and practice valuable life skills
Learn the skills necessary to be an effective resource to your club, your county 4-H program, your community, and beyond
Learn to apply different leadership techniques for different situations
Enjoy learning how to plan and work with others
Be a positive role model for younger members
Practice and learn skills that will prepare you for future careers
Set your own goals and pursue individual interests
Work with a mentor, teacher or advisor
After enrolling in the Teen Leadership project, you should
Cooperatively decide on an area of focus with your leader or your leader and county agent
Complete the teen leadership plan and turn it in to your leader or county agent
Organize the necessary resources and implement your leadership plan
Evaluate your plan and make the necessary changes to improve it
Suggested project activities include:
Recruit new members and help them become established in a 4-H club
Assist younger 4-H members individually or in small groups
Help younger members select and prepare for 4-H activities and events
Help members learn parliamentary procedure and how to effectively conduct and participate in meetings
Assist individuals or groups to plan community service activities
Assist members in completing project reports and journals
Serve on a county committee
Teach a workshop
Arrange educational tours or guest speakers for your club
Assist in planning and carrying out special club activities
M Teen Leadership Member's Manual, 5266
L Teen Leadership Leader's Manual, 5267
Audio/Visual Support Materials
AV Decision-Making in Youth Groups (VI0619A94)
AV Delegating (VI0219A00)
AV Decisions: The Key to Management Results (AU0095A85)
AV Creating Teamwork (AU0083A86)
AV Cooperative Learning (VI0612A94)
AV Starting Small: Teaching Tolerance in Preschool and the Early Grades (VI840A98)
AV How to Get Results with People (VI0224A86/AU0081A86)
AV How to Manage Conflict (AU0093A87)
AV Leadership-Skills You Never Outgrow (VI0234A00)
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The programs of the MSU Extension Service are available to all people regardless of race, creed, color, sex, disability or national origin. Issued in furtherance of cooperative extension work in agriculture and home economics, acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, LeRoy Luft, Interim Vice Provost
and Director, Extension Service, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717.
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