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Students sought as 4-H mentors

ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Foundation for Responsible Animal Care (MnFRAC) seeks college students with an interest in serving as spokespersons for animal agriculture to apply to be a Minnesota State Fair 4-H Animal Science Peer Mentor. Six positions are available.

Persons will serve as mentors to 4-H State Fair livestock exhibitors in all species (beef, dairy, sheep, swine, goats, poultry and rabbits) to encourage, model and role-play positive interactions with State Fair visitors to livestock displays.

Applicants must be 18 or over, with an interest and/or experience in 4-H and livestock exhibits. Other qualifications are communication, teaching and coaching skills, ability to work with adults and youth, expertise in production, processing and promotion of one or more animal species and experience as a livestock exhibitor and industry spokesperson. A copy of the job description is available on the MnFRAC website, For more information email Deadline is July 1.

Applicants must be available the five days of the 4-H Livestock encampment, Aug. 21-25. A stipend, fair entry tickets and 4-H meal tickets are provided.