State 4-H Council

Council members are the youth voice of 4-H at the state level.

2021 State 4-H Council group photo

This picture contains the following people from left to right starting with the back row: Dr. Chadwick Higgins, Mrs. Dell Higgins, Lynn Dyer, Michael Dieckmann, Ethan Vanderwert, Bob McNary, Anna Loucks, Kaitlynn Foster, Dr. Lupita Fabregas. Front row: Caroline Mayes, Mikaela Rojas, Gracen James, Lacy Merriman, Jayden Hansen.

All Missouri 4-H'ers are represented at the state level by the State 4-H Council. Elected from each region at State 4-H Congress, Missouri's State 4-H Council works with county youth liaisons, assists in planning and implementing statewide 4-H programs, gives young people input on 4-H program and policy issues, and works to address the issues and concerns most important to Missouri 4-H youth.

MU Extension regions map

State 4-H Council resources

State 4-H Council directory

2022 State 4-H Executive Committee Candidates

Congratulations to the following individuals who have been selected through written application and interview for the Executive Officer position candidates. Their names will appear on the ballot for all Missouri 4-H members (ages 14-18) to vote through our 4-H Online system. Voting will open Monday, May 30, 2022 at 8 AM and close on Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 5 p.m.

Executive Council

    • Ethan Vanderwert
    • President — Ethan Vanderwert
      Boone County
      Northeast Region
    • Michael Dieckmann
    • Vice President — Michael Dieckmann
      Lafayette County
      Northwest Region
    • Dawn Sherman
    • Secretary — Dawn Sherman
      Warren County
      East Central Region
    • Anna Loucks
    • Treasurer — Anna Loucks
      St. Louis County
      Urban East Region
    • Caroline Mayes
    • Outreach Coordinator — Caroline Mayes
      Clinton County
      Northwest Region
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Regional Representatives

    • Mikaela Rojas
    • Mikaela Rojas
      Linn County
      Northeast Region
    • Lynn Dyer
    • Lynn Dyer
      Lafayette County
      Northwest Region
    • Lacy Merriman
    • Lacy Merriman
      Cass County
      West Central Region
    • Lily Rucker
    • Lily Rucker
      Franklin County
      East Central Region

    • Nathaniel Hudson
    • Nathaniel Hudson
      Jasper County
      Southwest Region
    • Gracen James
    • Gracen James
      Cape Girardeau County
      Southeast Region
    • Jayden Hansen
    • Jayden Hansen
      Platte County
      Urban West Region
    • Kaitlynn Foster
    • Kaitlynn Foster
      St. Louis County
      Urban East Region

Advisors

    • Lupita Fabregas
    • Lupita Fabregas
      Director, Missouri 4-H Center for Youth Development
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    • Patty Fisher
    • Patty Fisher
      Retired 4-H Specialist, Interim Advisor
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    • Penny Kittle
    • Penny Kittle
      County Engagement Specialist, Sullivan County
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    • Bob McNary
    • Bob McNary
      County Engagement Specialist, Dade County
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