Director, Arizona 4-H Youth Development
Kirk A. Astroth is the director of the Arizona 4-H Youth Development program and has more than 30 years of experience working with young people of all ages. As a former school teacher, camp counselor, and 4-H specialist in 3 states, Kirk has a passion for "making the best better." Kirk as previous experience as a 4-H volunteer, and helped re-start 4-H programs in Latvia and Lithuania after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Kirk has published extensively on the critical elements of positive youth development, vibrant youth groups, and youth development scholarship. Kirk served as chairman of the Montana Childrens Trust Fund for 6 years and has been president of the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents and the Joint Council of Extension Professionals.