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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

September 15, 2022

Happy to continue working with 4-H

Submitted by Amy Collins

Hello to friends, old and new! I’d like to introduce myself, I’m Amy Collins and I was recently hired as a Program Coordinator in the State 4-H Office. My main responsibilities will include working with the Kansas Department of Education Intern Grant Program and also working with State 4-H Events across the state.
I’m no stranger to Extension as I have 18 years experience as an Extension Agent. I began my 4-H career at age 8 in Dickinson County and then eventually transitioned to my Extension Agent career in Haskell County in 2004, moving to Stafford County in 2005, where I had FCS & 4-H responsibilities. In 2021, Stafford County formed a district with Edwards County and became 21 Central District, where I served as District Director until August 2022.
My husband and I raised our two kids Rhian & Greyson Collins in St. John, Ks. where they attended St. John schools and were both 12-year members of the Jolly Workers 4-H Club. 4-H projects for both kids consisted of livestock of all species (minus horse & poultry), photography, visual arts, buymanship/style review, shooting sports & leadership. Shawn and I both feel strongly that 4-H was an important and integral part of raising our kids. We feel grateful to have learned right alongside them, making fun memories along the way! Both kids just recently graduated from Kansas State University and are now out on their own making their way through life. My husband, Shawn, works for Corteva Agriscience/Pioneer and recently accepted a job with a new territory consisting of Eastern Kansas and Missouri. With this, came a move for us to Manhattan, where we found a house and are finally getting settled.
I will be working out of the State 4-H Office in Umberger Hall on the K-State campus. I can be reached via email at acollins@ksu.edu , via TEAMS or cell phone 620-272-5023. I am excited that this job opportunity will allow me to meet our newer agents and continue to work with old friends!