Nevada 4-H volunteer recognized

Nevada 4-H volunteer recognized
Prior to her recent award, Linda Zimmerman (left) was awarded the 2021 Nevada 4-H Volunteer of the Year by Sue Hoffman, executive director of the Nevada Agriculture Foundation. Image: UNR Extension

RENO — Nevada’s Linda Zimmerman, a 4-H volunteer for University of Nevada, Reno Extension for more than 34 years, is one of four 4-H volunteers nationally to have recently been named a 4-H Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer.

Zimmerman was named the 4-H Western Region Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer as part of the 4‑H Salute to Excellence Awards for her dedication and service to Extension’s Washoe County 4-H horse program and support of youth statewide.

“Linda understands some youth may struggle in different areas as they join 4-H or try to engage in activities or projects,” said Carrie Stark, Nevada’s 4-H state director. “She goes above and beyond to assist them, finding a way to help them with extra time, resources and meetings to overcome their struggles. She exemplifies positive youth-adult partnerships.”

Some of Zimmerman’s activities with 4-H over the years include: planning and hosting consignment tack sales to support access to the club for youth who may not otherwise be able to join; planning the Nevada State Leaders’ Forum; serving as the chairperson for the Nevada State Expo Horse Show; and helping to raise funds for scholarships and childhood cancer research.

Source: UNR Extension