Jeremy C. Johnson, M.Ed
The State 4-H faculty just returned from a two day retreat where we discussed the vision for Virginia 4-H, a framework that will guide our efforts, and priorities for short-term and long-term planning. I look forward to sharing more information about our discussion during 4-H Symposium in a couple of weeks. One of our short-term goals is to gather some information from the field that will help us to further prioritize goals and resources.
Below is a link to a four (4) question survey that will help us to identify opportunities and challenges for Virginia 4-H. I ask that you give careful consideration and candid constructive feedback to these survey questions. This is an anonymous survey and no contact information will be collected with your responses. As a follow-up to this survey, Dr. Barbara Board, retired Virginia Cooperative Extension District Director and Extension Specialist, will conduct two focus group interviews with up to 12 faculty/staff during the 4-H Symposium. After the completion of the survey, you will be automatically directed to a second survey that is not linked to your responses. In the second survey, you can indicate if you are interested in participating in the focus groups. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. It is very important that you provide your feedback no later than Monday, October 30, to be considered for a focus group.
Virginia 4-H Assessment
At the survey link below, you will be asked to provide anonymous constructive feedback on the following four (4) questions.
Virginia 4-H has been successful in securing several grants and I plan to highlight them over the next several weeks. If you have a grant you would like to be recognized, please send it my way. You can learn a little about the grant purpose and who the Principal Investigator (PI) is so you can contact them for additional information.
The theme of the breakfast was “Building a Cooperative Economy.” Keynote speaker, Rich Larochelle, discussed how cooperatives make a real and meaningful difference. His speech explored some of the ways we can build a broader base of co-ops in Virginia and across the region. Also during this meeting the Virginia Cooperative Council awarded three Distinguished Service Awards, Career Cooperative Leadership, Cooperative Member Leadership, and Young Cooperator Leadership. If you would like to learn more about the Virginia Cooperative Council or the annual youth conference, please contact Dr. Price.