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4-H Alumni/Office Manager Spotlight – Teresa (Determan) Schwartz

Place of residence: Her husband Mike and her live on a farm east of Sanborn where they have a cow/calf operation.  
4-H member in which county & club name: Cottonwood County - Amboy Sunrisers
Involvement with 4-H (as youth or adult): As a youth, Teresa was involved in general exhibits and the swine project in later years. She served as a club treasurer for a few years, participated in share the fun and various club activities. She also interned at the Extension Office when she was in college (many, many years ago) and she got to work with some wonderful agents who got her involved as an adult 4-H volunteer helping with county events and chaperoning at the state fair for a few years.  Teresa also served as a volunteer on the state fair 4-H swine show committee for a number of years. 
Favorite 4-H memory: Her favorite 4-H memory was the Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) trip between her junior and senior years in high school.             
Advice to current 4-H youth: Get involved!!!  4-H has so many wonderful opportunities for youth. You get to meet great people and form lasting friendships.
Why do you think people should be involved in 4-H? 4-H is a great learning and social experience not only as a youth participant but also as an adult volunteer. The things she learned while in 4-H as a youth helped prepare her for college and her career.
Family: Husband, Mike, a border collie named Gus. 
Anything else you’d like to include: Teresa is excited to be a part of Cottonwood County 4-H again and she look forward to meeting all the 4-H families.


Crystal Reith
County 4-H Program Coordinator
(507) 831-4022
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