Extension and 4-H Educators, Specialist Receive National Recognition
October 14, 2013 — Albany and Johnson county 4-H educators and a state specialist have received honors from the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents.
Mary Louise Wood, University of Wyoming Extension 4-H educator in Albany County, received the Achievement in Service Award. Wood serves as president of the Wyoming Association of Extension 4-H Agents.
4-H educator Rachel Vardiman of Johnson County received the Distinguished Service Award, and Warren Crawford received the Meritorious Service Award. Crawford is a youth development specialist in the Wyoming State 4-H Program office in the UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources in Laramie.
Additionally, Albany County Extension Educator Kellie Chichester has received the Achievement Award from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA). Chichester also serves Carbon, Goshen, Laramie and Platte counties. Her responsibilities include livestock, horticulture and small-acreage education, and she also helps with the youth Quality Assurance program in two counties. She is a past president of the Wyoming Association of County Agricultural Agents.
Kelli Chichester received the national Association of County Agricultural Agents Achievement Award.