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Granville Cooperative Extension welcomes new 4-H agent

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A new 4-H agent has been hired for N.C. Cooperative Extension in Granville County.

Lina Lue Howe began work on Thursday. Howe came to the Granville County Center with previous experience as a 4-H agent in Vance County.

“We are very happy that Line is joining the Granville County team,” says Paul Westfall, County Extension director for Granville County Extension. “She brings experience and passion for 4-H to Granville County, plus she is a Granville County resident. We are looking forward to her work with 4-H members and leaders in her home county.”

Howe’s primary duties will be to manage and lead the 4-H program in Granville County, including recruiting and working with 4-H leaders, establishing and maintaining community 4-H clubs, conducting school enrichment programs such as 4-H embryology, and planning and conducting 4-H Summer Fun programs for youth.

Howe was active in Granville County 4-H as a member and graduated from the J.F. Webb School of Health and Life Sciences. She went on to study Agriculture Extension Education with a minor in Animal Science at N.C. State University, earning her bachelor’s degree in May 2018. She served as a 4-H intern in Wilson County while at N.C. State.

A “Meet and Greet” is planned today from 3-5 p.m. 4-H leaders and members, community leaders and the public are invited to stop by the N.C. Cooperative Extension Center, located at 125 Oxford Loop Road, to welcome Howe to her new position.

ABOUT N.C. COOPERATIVE EXTENSION

North Carolina Cooperative Extension is a strategic partnership of NC State Extension, the Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, and local government partners statewide. Extension delivers research-based education and technology from N.C. State and N.C. A&T that enriches the lives, land and economy of North Carolinians. Extension professionals in all 100 counties and the Eastern Band of Cherokee provide educational programs specializing in agriculture, youth, communities, health and the environment.

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