Kate Guerdat is the Associate State 4-H Leader for New Hampshire. This appointment, which began July 1, carries national significance as the state and associate state 4-H Leaders not only provide leadership for the 4-H program in New Hampshire, but also serve as liaisons to regional and national 4-H efforts with the United States Department of Agriculture and National 4-H Council.
According to State 4-H Leader Michael Young, “Kate’s focus as a state specialist and Area of Expertise chair will remain where it has been: developing the programs, volunteer development, and evaluation strategies needed to achieve the 4-H youth development outcomes we are pursuing and the means to track our progress. The appointment as Associate State 4-H Leader recognizes the programmatic leadership and initiative Kate has shown in her time here at UNH Cooperative Extension. I feel honored to work alongside someone with such energy, vision, and leadership.”
Kate looks to this expanding role with great excitement and an opportunity to grow alongside of New Hampshire 4-H. For Kate it’s not just a chance to continue to expand the reach of 4-H within New Hampshire, but to help further shape the direction of 4-H in the Northeast region, as well as nationally. When asked about the new appointment, Kate said, “I am looking forward to collaborating with 4-H leaders across the country to glean new forms of 4-H delivery for New Hampshire while being able to share with other 4-H leaders about the innovative approach we are supporting here within our own state. I don’t know how to say that I have found my home with New Hampshire 4-H, that this is the career path that I want to invest in for myself, my family, and my community. It aligns with everything I hold true as a sense of value. I am in this for the long haul and this is the next step as a 4-H leader.”