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1 Creating a Thriving Organization for the Next 100 Years! Connie Schneider, Director ANR Statewide Youth, Families and Communities Program Monday, February 11, 2013

2 Two Centennial Celebrations! 4-H – 2013 Land Grant Universities – Smith Lever Act

3 Overview What is our history? What is our future?

4 The Beginning of LGU In two Congressional Acts (1862 & 1890), specific universities designated as land-grant universities. Mission: Teach agriculture and mechanic arts.

5 The 4-H Seed: Teaching Children to Teach Adults 4-H evolved to address the needs of the changing environment

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8 Mission: Educational Training and Assistance 1. Agriculture 2. Home Economics (Family and Consumer Sciences) 3. 4-H Youth Development 4. Community Development 1914 Smith-Lever Act: Cooperative Extension 1914 Smith-Lever Act: Cooperative Extension

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13 Helping communities to thrive during WWI and WWII

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15 A great bunch of kids “I was down to the Los Angeles Livestock Show, and I saw these hundreds of farmer boys that had fattened and cared for a calf, or pig, or sheep, themselves. It's a thing called the 4-H Club. Somebody was inspired when they founded that. It's all over the country. By golly, they are a great bunch of kids, and they have some fine stock." - Will Rogers, / /

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20 4-H Volunteers Major roles over the last 100 years Donate continual gifts Time Resources Experience Inspire and empower youth

21 UC 4-H has evolved to address the needs of the changing environment over the past 100 years in California

22 UC Agriculture and Natural Resources - the bridge between local issues and the power of UC research. UC 4-H assess issues and teaches solutions based on evidenced-base research.

23 Healthy Families & Communities Special Edition Jan-Mar 2013

24 4-H Sustainability 4-H Sustainability Changing environment Needs of young people Commitment to volunteerism New UC 4-H Era New UC 4-H Era

25 Appreciation for supporting 4-H and being a part of building sustainability and capacity

26 As we embark in a new 4-H era and kick off the next 100 years!

27 This will take energy – lets start with dining together.

28 References Braverman MT, Franz, NK, Rennekamp RA Extension’s Evolving Alignment of Programs Serving Fameilies and Youth: Organizational Change and Its Implications. JOE.50:6. Editors. UC land grants: A photo history California Agriculture 66(2): DOI: /ca.v066n02p46. UC Berkeley, Taking the University to the People: University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources Oral History Project UC CA 4-H History Fritz-Metcalf collection, UCB -


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