Two state 4-H ambassadors are from Freeborn County

Published 9:13 am Saturday, September 18, 2010

Jacob Reed and Alex Golbuff are two of 28 outstanding youth who were selected by adults and their youth peers from across Minnesota to serve as a state 4-H ambassador. Ambassadors are the youth leaders and spokespeople for Minnesota 4-H and being selected as an ambassador is the highest honor that a 4-H member can achieve in Minnesota.

Jacob Reed

Jacob Reed is the son of Kyle and Jodie Reed of Hartland. He is a senior at New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva High School. Reed has been a member of the Hartland 4-H Club for eight years where his leadership abilities first came to the community’s attention.

Alex Golbuff is the son of Scott and Cindy Golbuff of Glenville. He is a senior at Glenville-Emmons High School. Golbuff has been a member of the Hayward 4-H Club for nine years where he has been very active in many activities.

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Throughout this year, the state 4-H ambassador team will spend many hours together organizing, planning, and facilitating many different 4-H activities and events throughout the state for thousands of other youth leaders involved in Minnesota 4-H’s programs. During the 2010 Minnesota State Fair, they had the opportunity to spend two weeks serving as goodwill volunteers, where they greeted thousands of visitors and helped 4-H youth throughout their stay as fair exhibitors. They also had opportunities to be interviewed by the media and energize audiences in the 4-H Building during the large assemblies that took place.

Alex Goldbluff

During the following year, they will spend many hours working with the other state ambassadors coordinating and facilitating several statewide events that will impact approximately 1,200 youths from across Minnesota by the end of June. The primary goals of all of the Ambassadors’ events are to educate Minnesota youth about leadership, citizenship, and other lifelong skills, as well as meet new people from across Minnesota and have a lot of fun!