vet science animal ambassadors

Isabel Fantanuzzi with her rabbit being interviewed at the 2019 Saratoga County Fair

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4-H youth member attends Cornell Veterinarian Open House in 2019

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Saratoga County 4-H’ers participating in the 2019 Vet Science Program

Animal Ambassadors

NEW TO SARATOGA COUNTY 4-H?

Are you a teen? Do you love Animals? Are you ready to learn more about animal husbandry and sciences? Are you prepared to take on a leadership role in your 4-H community? Do you want to invest time into preparing yourself for college or a job in the animal industry? Look no further, Saratoga County 4-H has something for you!

Saratoga County 4-H Animal Ambassadors

We are seeking dedicated teens, looking to advance in the animal science field. This program will provide Saratoga County 4-H Members with skills in sciences, language arts, and creative thinking all aligning with different aspects of the animal industries. Meetings will be held once a month with opportunities to learn from professionals in the field and work on projects. Animal Ambassadors will complete one project in the course of a year individually as well as work as a team to prepare and run animal shows at the Saratoga County Fair. Click here for an application due January 10th 2022, please call the office today to have an application mailed or emailed to you.


Overview:

Enrollment is open for the Animal Ambassadors program with Saratoga County 4-H members! We are seeking dedicated teens looking to advance in the animal science field. This program will provide youth with skills in sciences, leadership, and creative thinking all aligning with different aspects of animal industries. Meetings will be held once a month with opportunities to learn from professionals in the field and work on projects. Saratoga County 4-H Animal Ambassadors will complete one project in the course of a year individually as well as work as a team to prepare and run animal shows at the Saratoga County Fair. Applications are due January 10th, please call the CCE office today at518-885-8995 or email Brieanna Hughes at bh548@cornell.edu to have an application mailed or emailed to you. Only 12 youth will be selected as Animal Ambassadors for the 2022 session.


Yearly Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will work with a team to complete goals at the Saratoga County Fair
  • Participants will attend 9-12 learning opportunities in the form of speakers and industry tours (for example: farm tours, vet clinic tours, processing facilities).
  • Participants will be prepared with knowledge and skills to educate the community about animal science and animal industries
  • Take one overnight trip for a fun learning opportunity decided by Animal Ambassadors

Participant Expectations for 2022

  • Must be at least 14 years old (4-H age: Age as of January 1st)
  • Must have a desire to learn about animal science and animal industries
  • Complete and submit application to 4-H office by January 10th 2022
  • Must attend 9 of 12 learning experience throughout the year
  • Participate in one community engagement activity
  • Act as an Animal Ambassador at the Saratoga County Fair for at least 10 hrs. throughout the week 

Click here for a 2022 Animal Ambassador Application

Contact

Brieanna Hughes
NYS 4-H Equine Youth Specialist/ Extension Resource Educator, Saratoga County
bh548@cornell.edu
518-885-8995 ext. 2206

Last updated December 21, 2021