Three teens from Jefferson County joined more than 150 others from across the state at the 2018 Teen Leader Conference recently at the C.A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center at Ferndale.


Jefferson County 4-H members were Jonathan Burgess, son of Mark and MarShell Burgess; Selettia Collins, daughter of Fred and Lisa Collins; and Kalyah Edwards, daughter of Vincent and Kimberly Edwards.


The three-day conference was designed for 4-H members, ages 14-19, and was planned by Arkansas 4-H officers and ambassadors, according to Pia Woods, County Extension Agent-4-H Youth Development.


Each year the conference focuses on a specific theme and helps to prepare teens for leadership responsibilities in their local clubs and counties.


This year’s theme was “Make Your Mark with 4-H,” and included workshops such as “Creating Your 4-H Legacy,” “Aim for Success,” “Putting the Pieces Together,” and “Knowledge is Power.”


The agenda also included interviews for Arkansas 4-H Ambassadors, the annual AR 4-H Teen Star and Hall of Fame Banquet, a talent show and a community service project.


For details about 4-H in Jefferson County, contact Pia Woods at 870-534-1033 or visit the Jefferson County Extension Service at 500 Idaho St.


The local Extension service is part of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture which offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without discrimination.