Kansas 4-H is hosting a get aquainted reception for Barbara Stone, who was appointed state leader for the youth development effort earlier this year. The event is scheduled for the 9th of September on the first day of the 2011 Kansas State Fair. It starts at 11 am and ends at 1.pm in the 4-h Centennial hall at the north end of the fairgrounds.
Stone is a former 4-H member who grew up on a fifth generation family farm in Nebraska. Stone holds a bachelor’s in horticulture from Kansas State University, a master’s degree in horticulture science at the University of Nebraska, and a PHD from Oregon State University.
As the Kansas leader of 4-H Stone says she wants to emphasize that 4-h provides a opportunity for youth to grow and develop into their personal best, and provides venues to practice leadership, citizenship and service, and adding value to the greater community.
Stone is also serving as the assistant director of K-State Research and Extension, and the State 4-h office will reside in Umberger Hall on the Kansas State University campus in Manhattan.