MFB 4-H Excellence in Agriculture Awards

Michigan 4-H Foundation

Andrew Walker

Andrew Walker

Class Year: 2019-20

County: Ogemaw County

My greatest reward has been seeing the sense of accomplishment on countless youth every year. As a past 4-H member, I know the sense of accomplishment you feel at the completion of your project, so I am so glad I can see that same sense of accomplishment in today’s youth.

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A former youth participant, Andrew Walker has been a 4-H volunteer since 2009. He has been active in the swine project area, working to increase the knowledge of 60 to 75 4-H’ers every year, the largest club in Ogemaw County. He also serves on both the large and small animal livestock advisory committees and during fair week, he is the sheep and goat barn superintendent.

In 2016, he had been instrumental in the funding of the MSU Extension Ogemaw County programs, when many budget cuts occurred on the state level. He helped organize various campaigns to provide more opportunities for Ogemaw County youth such as organizing holiday parades, scripting and recruiting for radio advertisements, and designing promotional materials. He encourages youth to go outside their comfort zone by applying for state awards and attending 4-H Exploration Days.