4-H & YOUTH — Heart of 4-H Volunteer Award: Chris Hansen

Chris Hansen
Chris Hansen

Lancaster County 4-H is proud to announce Chris Hansen of Lincoln as winner of the June “Heart of 4-H Award” in recognition of outstanding volunteer service.

A Lancaster County 4-H volunteer for six years, Chris is co-leader of the Clever Clovers 4-H club. The club has been recognized as a Nebraska Club of Excellence for the past three years. He is also a parent volunteer for the Helping Hearts Clover Kids 4-H club. Previously, Chris helped enter horticulture projects at the Howard County Fair and Nebraska State Fair when it was in Lincoln. When he was in college, Chris was active in the UNL collegiate 4-H club and helped organize ExpoVisions for 4-H youth and leaders statewide.

He says, “I like working with our youth, teaching them different projects that someday may lead them to what they may want to do when they become an adult, like 4-H has done for me. I took horticulture in 4-H when I was a kid, and now I am a Nebraska Certified Nurseryman. My favorite experience as a 4-H volunteer is watching the kids doing a project that I taught them and watching them see what ribbons they got at fair. Bringing a smile to a kid’s face after they see they got a purple ribbon makes me feel proud as a 4-H leader.”

Lancaster County 4-H thanks Chris for donating his time and talents. People like him are indeed the heart of 4-H!