Thursday, December 14, 2006
Extension service thanks supervisors
By SUE WATSON
The Marshall County Board of Supervisors and other elected officials and guests were treated to a holiday dinner Monday at the local Mississippi State University Experiment Station.
The occasion also doubled as a means for the Marshall County Extension Service to give its annual report.
The Extension Service provides an array of support services in the county ranging from working with youth, with educators, the county’s forestry and cattlemen’s associations, and in providing support for leadership training.
Janet Jolley, Extension director, thanked the board of supervisors for supporting the activities of the Extension Service before giving a brief review of activities she supervised.
The activities Jolley provided support for included:
Lemon Phelps provided a review of 4-H project enrollments with total enrollment of 2,447 students in various activities.
Two 4-H’ers were selected to the state leadership team, two attended Citizenship Washington Focus, 14 attended 4-H Club Congress, five participated in 4-H Project Achievement Day, two attended Mississippi Co-op Camp, over 500 youth participated in Marshall County Livestock Expo events, six youth competed in the District and State livestock shows and nine participated in district and state horse shows.
Sixty-three adult and one youth were enrolled in the youth program this year as volunteers.
Reba Bland reported on activities provided to volunteer organizations, civic groups, staff development and leadership workshops.
She supports homemaker volunteers, master clothing volunteers, family life education volunteers, caregiver providers, civic organizations, extension staff, agency staff development and health education.
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