Name: Nathan Linke
Age/Grade: 17, Senior (12th grade)
Years in 4-H: 9 years
How many years have you been on youth council? 1 year
Why did you decide to join youth council?
I joined youth council to be a part of higher leadership in the 4-H organization. I wanted to represent the organization that has given me so many skills and opportunities. I wanted to be a part of leading 4-H at the state level.
What is something you are looking forward to with youth council this year?
I’m definitely looking forward to Teen Leadership Conference (TLC), because it will be the first TLC I have had the opportunity to help plan and I want to see that planning in action. TLC is always a great time of meeting new friends, catching up with old ones, and making connections across the state.
What is your favorite 4-H project area? Why?
My favorite project area is raising and showing black angus beef cattle. I have grown up raising these cattle and have always enjoyed working around them. Showing cattle is not only a way to promote our operation, but also being able to tame these animals and literally make them a pet.
Why should 4-H members join youth council?
4-H members should join Youth Council because it is a good opportunity to make some great friends. It is also a chance to develop your leadership skills by putting them into action, especially in the planning and leading of TLC and other activities at the State Fair. Youth council is a great opportunity to get experience at working with a team to accomplish a goal and seeing that goal achieved every year.