Outstanding 4-H Agent Award

New Mexico 4-H Youth Development Program

Nomination Deadline:
March 1

The Outstanding 4-H Agent Award is designed to reward Extension Agents for their exceptional efforts in communicating with 4-H clubs and groups, conducting county events, engaging volunteer leaders and providing educational opportunities for youth over their career. To be eligible for nomination an agent must have served at least 3 years in a professional position with 4-H responsibilities.

A plaque will be awarded to the Outstanding Agent each year to display proudly in their County Extension Office. Award winners will be selected by the 4-H award committee and recognized at the Spring College Awards Ceremony.

To submit a nomination, use the headings below and provide the information requested under each. Attach this form to front of the nomination and check off each item to be sure it is included.

Required Nominee Information: Name, Title, Years of Service, Address

Required nominator information: Nominator's Name, address, phone and email

  • Nominator's Address, City, State, Zip Code
  • Nominator's Phone Number
  • Nominator's Email Address

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  • Description of the Agent's responsibilities, activities and involvement in the County 4-H Youth Development Program, including club, school enrichment and special interest delivery modes.
  • Highlights from the programs and activities conducted by the Agent that go above and beyond the expectations of the county.
    • District, State, Regional and / or National 4-H Activities
    • Professional Associations
    • Community Service Outside of 4-H
  • In your own words, explain why this agent has earned the title of "Outstanding 4-H Agent"
  • 3 letters of recommendations from individuals other than the nominator:
    • One letter from the Agent's District Director (if District Director is the nominator, three additional from list below)
    • Two letters from a youth, adult leader, supervisor, peer, etc.
    • TOTAL of 3 letters of recommendation are required in addition to the nomination.

State 4-H Staff are not eligible to nominate individuals or write letters of recommendation.

Send Nominations to the New Mexico State 4-H Office, MSC 3AE, P.O. Box 30003, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8003 or state4h@nmsu.edu

Document below contains criteria and nominations guidelines listed above.


  • 2019 Nicole Lujan
  • 2018 Ryan Craig
  • 2017 Leah Paltero
  • 2016 Jack Blanford
  • 2015 John Allen
  • 2014 Jacqueline Baca
  • 2013 Christina Turner
  • 2012 Brenda Bishop
  • 2011 Tom Dean
  • 2010 Warren Metzger
  • 2009 Teresa Dean
  • 2008 Carlos Valdez