4-H alumni nationwide have a story to tell and a testimony to share when it comes to how 4-H has changed their lives, shaped their personalities and opened up doors, getting them to where they are today. As National 4-H continues its celebration of successful women and men who are proud to say they are “4-H Grown,” 4-H alum who are Farm Bureau members are highlighted in blog posts.

“4-H has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember,” said Amy Halterman Johnson of Virginia. “From early livestock projects to share the fun to public speaking or camp, all of my experiences taught me valuable life lessons. I had the opportunity to serve as a state 4-H officer, go to National Congress and Conference and represent the U.S. at the Canadian National 4-H Conference. Through these experiences, I learned leadership, citizenship, communication, organization and responsibility skills that helped me to get where I am today.”