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Featured Alum: Jan (Miller) Haeg

Jan (Miller) Haeg comes from a proud Minnesota 4-H family. Even before she was old enough to be a Cloverbud, Jan tagged along to 4-H meetings and community projects with her mom and three older sisters. Her early years in Murray County 4-H, participating in demonstrations and sewing projects, taught her public speaking, creativity and problem solving; skills she still uses today as Director of Field Talent Development at Lifetouch National School Studios Inc.

Jan has had multiple opportunities to represent 4-H in her community, around the country and even abroad. While a 4-H'er she served as a State Officer and Ambassador and during college she proudly participated in the International 4-H Youth Exchange program in Australia. Even now, though her children are past their 4-H years, Jan continues to remain engaged as a volunteer and advocate for her favorite youth development program. She has judged 4-H citizenship and leadership projects at the State Fair and currently serves on t…

Featured Scholar: Alex Oldenburg

Meet Alexandria, a 4-H'er from Blue Earth County. Alex is one of two 2013 recipients of the Kern Scholarship from the Minnesota 4-H Foundation.

Since joining 4-H in 2008, Alex has focused most of her 4-H experiences around her dog, Mya, a 6 year old Lab-Springer mix. In their most recent county fair showing, Alex and Mya won a Grand Championship in Advanced Rally. Normally Alex and Mya would have competed in 5 other events but Mya had a major health crisis that limited their ability to show in all their typical events. In general project areas and demonstrations Alex earned 8 Grand Championships this year, and took a veterinary science project on Mya's disease (Atypical Addison's) as well as a demo on choosing a dog to the State Fair this year. For the past several years, Alex has served as Blue Earth County's youth dog project leader. She has also served as a club leader, photographer for her county.

Alex will be attending Minnesota State University in Mankato, with …