Alabama Extension administrators honored Extension
professionals from Baldwin County at a recent Baldwin County Commission
meeting. The Baldwin County Extension team was recognized for its efforts to
transform and revitalize the county’s 4-H program.
Alabama Extension director Gary Lemme presented the county with
the Centennial Youth Initiative Crystal Clover.
Lemme said that Baldwin County earned the distinction
because of their excellence across the 4-H programming spectrum. These areas of
committed professionals have done an exemplary job of ensuring that 4-H is
relevant and accessible to all the youth of Baldwin County,” said Lemme. “I am tremendously proud of them and the work
to the CYI Crystal Clover, Lemme presented Baldwin County professionals Susan
Wingard, Cindy Knowlton, Sandra Walton and Cathy Banning with CYI Medallions.
previously served both Baldwin and Escambia counties as a regional 4-H
agent. Thanks to the county earning CYI
status, Extension will be hire a new Alabama
4-H Foundation agent to serve only Baldwin County.
Baldwin County Extension coordinator, said the team is excited about the
opportunity to expand the 4-H program in the county.
forward to more youth participating in 4-H clubs, programs and activities. We want to make parents and youth aware of
all areas of 4-H programming including community clubs, special interest clubs
and 4-H online opportunities.”
County Commission presented the Baldwin County Extension office with a
resolution noting the group’s achievements and proclaiming 2015 as the Year of
the Centennial Youth Initiative in the county.
Gruber, Baldwin County Commission chairman, praised the group for their efforts
on behalf of the county’s young people.
“They do a
great job reaching youth,” he said. “The 4-H program does a wonderful job of
teaching important life skills as well as leadership skills to young people.”
that it will make a big difference in our county by having an agent dedicated
to serving our county only. We need to let more young people
and parents know about the important benefits of 4-H and how it can help them
as they grow up.”
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