MFB 4-H Excellence in Agriculture Awards

MFB 4-H Excellence in Agriculture Awards

Erika Humm

Class Year: 2014-15

County: Gratiot

“The greatest reward for me as a volunteer 4-H leader has been the ability to get to know the kids I serve on a personal level. The priviledge to watch them grow as individuals and be successful not only in 4-H but also in the community.”

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Humm serves as the leader of Gratiot County’s oldest and largest 4-H club, Beebe Beef. She is also a representative on the Gratiot County 4-H Leaders’ Council, serving on the fundraising committee and involved in the teen exchange program, the archery club and the new robotics club. Focused on “learning by doing,” Humm hosts educational events for members of her own and neighboring 4-H clubs. Members get hands-on training in various areas of agriculture and learn about the numerous opportunities available to them in 4-H programs. She’s also a strong advocate for leadership development, sending youth to workshops and conferences across the state and nation.