4-H BEST(Building Essential Skills and Training) is an educational activity for 4-H professionals. The objectives are to enhance management skills in: program and volunteer development, involving and identifying new audiences, identifying and working with decision makers, resource development, and program evaluation. The uniqueness of this program is the inclusion of out-of-state professional mentors who guide the participants in this self-directed program and share ideas on innovative programming and management concepts that have made the mentors successful in their own programs.
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Boleman, C. T., James, D. L., & Couch, M. E. (2002). 4-H BEST: A New Professional Development Program for 4-H County Extension Agents. The Journal of Extension, 40(3), Article 20. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol40/iss3/20