Extension Advisory Committees

Advisory committees play an important role in Extension's mission to help people at the local level identify and understand their needs, and to provide educational programs to meet those needs.

The Indian River County Cooperative Extension Service has long recognized that programs are more successful when those individuals affected by given problems are involved in the development of programs designed to resolve those problems. This citizen input at the grass roots level has generally been recognized as one of the strengths of Cooperative Extension programs.

Overall 4-H Advisory Committee

The Overall 4-H Advisory Committee is the primary stakeholder group for Indian River 4-H, advising the 4-H Agent on all matters of or relating to the 4-H program. Representatives of the programmatic advisory groups serve on this committee, along with at-large members, and delegates from the 4-H Foundation.

Horse Program Advisory Committee

The Horse Program Advisory Committee provides guidance and support for the 4-H Horse Program in Indian River County. They are represented on the Overall 4-H Advisory, as well as the Area 'E' 4-H Horse Council.

Camping Program Advisory Committee

The Camping Program Advisory members advise and assist the 4-H Agent with planning Indian River's annual week at 4-H Camp Cloverleaf, including selecting and training counselors, developing educational curricula and serving as adult chaperones to camp.