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Nancy Shelstad

Nancy Shelstad

Area 4-H Youth Development Educator

Office

Suite AB

Phone

208-364-4597

Mailing Address

Caldwell Research and Extension Center
1904 E. Chicago, Suite AB
Caldwell, ID 83605

Nancy provides leadership to design, develop and implement programs such as New 4-H Volunteer Orientation, innovative youth programming, orientation to 4-H and promotes Positive Youth Development in youth programming statewide.

M.S. University of Idaho, 2006
B.S. University of Idaho, 1985

  • Positive Youth Development (PYD)
  • 4-H Thriving Model supporting PYD
  • National PYD Champions network
  • 4-H volunteer development

  • Shelstad, N.*, C. Johnson and S.H. Dolecheck. 2020. Build Your Future: Connecting Career Exploration and Postsecondary Education. Journal of Youth Development 15(5). http://jyd.pitt.edu/ojs/jyd/article/view/20-15-5-PA-05 (1, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  • Shelstad, N. (2018). Fulfilling Needs in County 4-H Programs with Volunteer Facilitation Coaches. Journal of Extension, 56(6), Article 6IAW7. Available at: https://joe.org/joe/2018october/iw7.php
  • Shelstad, N., Hansen, L., Vega, L. (2018) Youths Learn Responsible Use of Credit Cards. Journal of Extension, 56(6), Article 6IAW8. Available at: https://joe.org/joe/2018october/iw8.php
  • Lewis, K., Ewers, T., Miller, J., Bird, M., Borba, J., Hill, R., Rea-Keywood, J., Shelstad, N., Trzesniewski, K., (2018). Addressing Retention in Youth Programs: A Survey for Understanding Families' Experiences. Journal of Extension, 56(3), Article 3TOT3. Available at: https://joe.org/joe/2018june/tt3.php
  • Shelstad, N., 2021. Essential 4-H Club Meeting Planning: The 4-H Meeting Wheel. University of Idaho CALS Educational Communication Bulletin, BUL 999.
  • Shelstad, N.*, C. Johnson, 2020. Presenting Online. University of Idaho CALS Educational Communication Bulletin, BUL 968. (1, 2, 5, 6)
  • Shelstad, N.*, J. Peutz, and B. Brody, 2012. Speak up with Confidence; Tips on Presenting in Nine Key Areas. University of Idaho CALS Educational Communication Bulletin, BUL 880. (1, 2, 3, 5, 6)
  • Shelstad, N.*, (editor and co-author), T. Ewers, D. Gillespie, J. Lindstrom, N. Melville, S. Nash and J. Wilson. 2019. New 4-H Staff Orientation Guide, University of Idaho. ECS 012. https://www.uidaho.edu/extension/4h/people/securefolder/staff (1, 2, 3, 5, 6)
  • Buck, J., N. Shelstad, and A. Robertson. 2019. Dutch Oven Cooking Helpers’ Guide, 2nd Edition, University of Idaho. BUL 940. (1, 2, 5, 6)
  • Robertson, A., J. Buck, and N. Shelstad. 2019. Dutch Oven Cooking Unit 2, 2nd Edition, University of Idaho. BUL 939. (1, 2, 5, 6)
  • Shelstad, N., A. Robertson and J. Buck. 2019. Dutch Oven Cooking Unit 1, 2nd Edition, University of Idaho. BUL 938. (1,2, 5, 6)

Impact statements

Nancy currently serves as an area 4-H youth development educator in the University of Idaho Extension, Southern District with 50% state and 50% district responsibility. In this position she has lead teams of faculty and 4-H program coordinators to design, develop, introduce and implement programs for New 4-H Volunteer Orientation and innovative program delivery for youth called 4-H Outside the Box. She has also provided leadership of 4-H orientation and on-boarding for new 4-H faculty and staff statewide, and promotes Positive Youth Development in all aspects of youth programming statewide.

In this position she has connected with community organizations, worked on a multistate youth retention research project, collaborated with faculty to write the 4-H Dutch Oven curriculum and provided leadership to develop teams for the Idaho Build Your Future program and to develop 20 4-H staff development modules. She has contributed to writing activities for the National 4-H Thriving Model professional development team, National 4-H/NASA curriculum and supports county 4-H programs in the University of Idaho Extension, Southern District. In 2017-2019, Nancy served on the National Board of Trustees of the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents as a Western Region director and chair of State Relations in 2018-2019. She also served as the operations committee chair for the national 2020 NAE4-HYDP virtual conference and was elected in the fall of 2021 to serve as the vice president of Member Services on the National Board of Trustees.

Previous to her position as area 4-H youth development educator, Nancy served as the 4-H educator in Canyon County, one of Idaho's largest 4-H programs. Her strengths in this position included her ability to effectively communicate with colleagues, 4-H volunteers and youth. She effectively recognized needs in the community and lead teams to develop programs to fulfill those needs including day camp and afterschool programs for youth, and reinventing an annual teen program in partnership with county teen ambassadors.

Nancy began her career with the University of Idaho Extension in 1999 in a 4-H program coordinator position contributing to the successes of the Ada County 4-H program prior to her faculty position in UI Extension, Canyon County.

  • Dolecheck, S., C. Johnson and N. Shelstad. Excellence in Teamwork Award for Build Your Future. National Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals, State and Western Region Winner, 2020
  • Shelstad, N., J. Wilson, S. Nash, D. Gillespie, J. Lindstrom, T. Ewers, D. Schwarting and N. Melville. Educational Package Team Award for the 4-H Staff Orientation Guide. National Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals, State Winner 2020
  • Gillespie, D., S. Dolecheck, N. Dalton, N. Shelstad, C. Johnson, E. Jeffries, S. Codr and D. Scott. Excellence in Workforce Development Programming Team Award for Idaho 4-H State Teen Association Convention. National Association of Extension 4-H Agents, State and Western Region Winner, 2019
  • Shelstad, N. National Association of Extension 4-H Agents, Meritorious Service Award, 2019
  • Dolecheck, S., C. Johnson and N. Shelstad. Denise Miller Innovator Team Award for Build Your Future program. National Association of Extension 4-H Agents, State and Western Region Winner, 2018
  • Lewis, K., J. Borba, J. Miller, M. Bird, K. Trzesniewski, R. Hill, M. Phillippi, T. Ewers, N. Shelstad and J. Rae-Keywood. Excellence in Teamwork Team Award for Youth Retention Study. National Association of Extension 4-H Agents, State, Western Region and National Winner, 2017
  • Shelstad, N., T. Holmquist and N. Melville. Excellence in Volunteerism Team Award for Facilitation Coach. National Association of Extension 4-H Agents, State, Western Region and National Winner, 2016
  • Melville, N., S. Codr, S. Dolecheck, D. Gillespie, B. Kay, B. Luckey, N. Shelstad, G. Silkwood, E. Thiel, S. Wilson, G. Wittman and L. Vega. Denise Miller Innovator Team Award for Teen Task Force. National Association of Extension 4-H Agents, State Winner, 2016
  • Holmquist, T., N. Shelstad, D. Hoffman and D. Lowber. Promotional Piece Team Award for Summer Day Camp brochure. National Association of Extension 4-H Agents, State Winner, 2016
  • Shelstad, N., T. Holmquist, N. Melville. Denise Miller Innovator Team Award for STEP Programming. National Association of Extension 4-H Agents, State Winner, 2015.
  • Shelstad, N. and A. Agenbroad. Diversity Award University of Idaho Cooperative Extension System, 2014
  • Shelstad, N. Search for Excellence in Teen Programming for Teen Mania program. National Association of Extension 4-H Agents, State and Western Regional Award Winner, 2013
  • Shelstad, N., J. Peutz and B. Brody. Educational Piece Award for Speak Up with Confidence. National Association of Extension 4-H Agents, Idaho and Oregon State Winners and Western Regional Award Winner, 2013
  • Shelstad, N. National Association of Extension 4-H Agents, Distinguished Service Award, 2013
  • Shelstad, N. and team. Distinguished Team Award. Epsilon Sigma Phi, Theta Chapter, 2013
  • Shelstad, N. and T. Holmquist. Periodical Publication for Lines for Leaders. National Association of Extension 4-H Agents, State Winner 2010
  • Shelstad, N. Honor of Contribution. Operation: Military Kids, 2010

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