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The faces of Iowa 4-H: Lisa Berkland

Name: Lisa Berkland Current Position: Regional 4-H Youth Development Specialist Hometown : Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin Education: B.S. Home Economics Education and M.S. Education both from UW-Stout Past Work experiences: 4-H Agent, Dunn County Extension Hobbies/Interests: reading, biking Your Ultimate Goal in working with 4-H: Her ultimate goal is to be able to provide opportunities for youth where they can positively meet their needs for belonging, mastery, independence and generosity. More simply put, when she was young, she noticed that 4-H was a program that offered success to youth that wasn’t dependent on academic or athletic ability. Her goal is to be able to continue providing those opportunities and help our system be flexible enough to be relevant within our current culture. Lisa was a nine year 4-H member in Wisconsin. Her projects included Food & Nutrition, Clothing, Photography and Knitting. She was a member of the Hebron 4-H club and she absolutely

The Faces of Iowa 4-H: Janet Toering

Name: Janet Toering Current Position: Youth Program Specialist and Connecting, Learning, and Living Program Director for 4-H Hometown: Waukee, Iowa Education: Family and Consumer Science Education and Family Environment/Human Relations from ISU. Masters in Family and Consumer Science Education with an emphasis in Communication and Curriculum development from ISU. Past Work Experiences: High school teacher in Erlum, Iowa. 4-H Communications and Secretarial for 4-H camp. Hobbies: Combining living with her work, being outdoors, exploring Iowa with 13 year old son, Traveling, reading, and piano lessons. Ultimate Goal in 4-H: Improve the quality of life in Iowa and the planet. Janet was a member in 4-H for about four years growing and really loved it. She now works to promote the curriculum in the Connecting, Living and Learning program. More specifically she works with Growing in the Garden for Kindergarten through third grade children to develop tools used for growi