4-H Media Training

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June 1st, 2022


7:00pm - 9:00pm




Dane County 4-H





(Grades 8-13) – At some time in 4-H, you will talk to the public or media about your project learning, community service activities or leadership. In this interactive training, you will become more confident by learning how to understand the real question, how to plan and prepare for a media interview, and how to diffuse difficult situations.

*Originally scheduled as a two part course, now consolidated to one in-person session on June 1.

  • June 1 In-person at 7:00pm at the 4-H Office, 5201 Fen Oak Dr. – Register here

Meet the awesome instructor…

Jill Makovec grew up on her family’s dairy farm, Lazy M Acres, near Muscoda, Wisconsin, showing her registered Holsteins, photography and other various projects at the county fair.  Today, she is a National Account Executive with Learfield representing Wisconsin Radio and Brownfield Ag Networks throughout the upper Midwest. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she earned her master’s degree in dairy science for her research and focus on milk quality, along with a bachelor’s degree in dairy science and agricultural journalism.

A strong advocate for Wisconsin agriculture, Jill served as the 60th Alice in Dairyland where she worked to promote the industry’s significance to the state’s economy and quality of life.   She represented Wisconsin’s fair industry as the 2002 Wisconsin Fairest of the Fairs, and currently works with the Wisconsin Agricultural and Life Sciences Alumni Association Board (WALSAA) and the Wisconsin Fairest of the Fairs committee. She has utilized her public speaking skills and Dale Carnegie training to conduct media presentations for the WI FFA state officer team and Association of Women in Agriculture.

In addition, Jill continues her family’s legacy in agriculture managing her family’s century farm.

Event Location

UW Extension/ 4-H Office, 5201 Fen Oak Drive, Madison, WI 53718

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