Elizabeth M. S. Hill, Principal Agent Associate
Beth has been with the University of Maryland since 1992 when she began as a Nutrient Management Advisor in Queen Anne’s County. Her career in 4-H youth development began in 1996 in Kent County as a Faculty Extension Assistant. She is now a Principal Agent Associate managing the Kent 4-H program which is a traditional community club-based program but also includes in-school, after-school and community programming. She recruits, trains and manages all 4-H youth and volunteers in the county. Her areas of focus are entomology, environmental science, youth leadership, service and civic engagement, and agriculture science and education.
The 4-H Program, as the youth education arm of the University of Maryland, provides the opportunity for youth to learn beneficial cognitive and life skills through community and school focused, research-based experiential educational programs. Decision-making, acquiring knowledge, responsibility, creative thinking, communication, understanding of self and cooperation are the life skills that accomplish the mission of creating competent, caring, responsible individuals.