Each year, Nassau County 4-H chooses one youth who has gone above and beyond to show their dedication to their club, their community, their country, and their world. This 4-H’er is a model for those around them and demonstrates the generosity and mastery that 4-H strives to instill in all of our members. For the 2016-2017 4-H year, Kody Barger has been chosen as the 4-H’er of the Year.
Kody is the recreation leader and reporter for County Council. He has served well in those positions leading games and activities at meetings, officer training, and the 4-H Christmas party. He has also participated in all of 4-H’s service projects including collecting for Toys for Tots and spending time with the residents of the ARK. Kody is always reliable and the first to volunteer to help out in any situation. Over the last year, he has volunteered at several fundraisers and countless events, including filling in at the last minute to teach at one of this summer’s 4-H day camps. In addition to his dedication at the county level, Kody has completed several individual projects this year including two cooking project books. Outside of 4-H, Kody participates in many other service projects in our community, including laying flags at the National Cemetery for Memorial Day and coordinating the recycling at the Northeast Florida Fair.