Mitch Baum to serve as President of Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees

Mitch Baum to serve as President of Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees

10/14/2013

AMES, Iowa- Mitch Baum was elected as the President of the Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees at their annual meeting on October 11, 2013 held at the Meredith Corporation headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa.

Baum is the Business Development Manager of Summit Farms, LLC. He was a 9-year member of the Geneseo Jr. Leaders 4-H club in Henry County, Illinois. His favorite memories of 4-H include exhibiting livestock and presenting projects to the club membership. Mitch feels that the 4-H experience is one that continues for a lifetime; as a young person it encourages skill development that can never be taken away, as a professional it encourages youth education and community service. He enjoys serving as a trustee to an organization that has provided so much to him.

 

October 14, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contacts:

Kris Fish Kuhlmann                  Brooke Young                         

Executive Director                  Administrative Specialist                               

Iowa 4-H Foundation               Iowa 4-H Foundation              

fund4h@iastate.edu              brookey@iastate.edu                                                 

(515) 294-1552                       (515) 294-1537                      

 

Mitch Baum to serve as President of Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees

AMES, Iowa- Mitch Baum was elected as the President of the Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees at their annual meeting on October 11, 2013 held at the Meredith Corporation headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa.

Baum is the Business Development Manager of Summit Farms, LLC. He was a 9-year member of the Geneseo Jr. Leaders 4-H club in Henry County, Illinois. His favorite memories of 4-H include exhibiting livestock and presenting projects to the club membership. Mitch feels that the 4-H experience is one that continues for a lifetime; as a young person it encourages skill development that can never be taken away, as a professional it encourages youth education and community service. He enjoys serving as a trustee to an organization that has provided so much to him.

 “We are honored and pleased to welcome Mitch Baum as our new president to our board which welcomed seven professional trustees. We have confidence in Mitch to steer and lead our strategic plans and exciting new capital campaign projects to help propel Iowa 4-H. His dedication, vision, connection to people, creativity and expertise offer us a young perspective and innovative leadership we need to continue to evolve and deepen this organization in Iowa,” said Kris Fish Kuhlmann, Executive Director of the Iowa 4-H Foundation.

 

The Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees is comprised of volunteers in various industries: Iowa State University Extension staff, private business and government professionals, farmers, community leaders, and State 4-H Council representatives and others.

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The Iowa 4-H Foundation provides the private financial resources to develop and deliver quality 4-H youth programs throughout the state of Iowa. These opportunities help young people enhance their ability to use critical thinking, leadership, communication, and social skills – tools that will give them a competitive edge in their future endeavors.

 

 

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