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October 15, 2007

Keith named Yadkin Extension director

Nancy Keith, a long-time North Carolina Cooperative Extension agent in Yadkin County, has been named to direct the Extension program in the county.

Keith’s appointment as Yadkin Extension director was announced by Dr. Jon Ort, director of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service at North Carolina State University, and Eric Williams, Yadkin County manager. Her appointment is effective Oct. 8.

With the exception of six-month period in 2002, when Keith taught biology and physical science at North Iredell High School, she has been an Extension agent in Yadkin County since 1989. When she was named Yadkin Extension director, Keith was serving as an Extension area specialized dairy agent.

Keith holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in animal science from North Carolina State University. She also has an associate degree from Mitchell Community College in Statesville. She succeeds Jack Loudermilk as Yadkin Extension director. Loudermilk retired in March.

"Nancy has been based in Yadkin County for over 15 years," said Bob Edwards, director of Extension’s Northwest District, which includes Yadkin County. "She is familiar with the people and needs of Yadkin County."

Edwards added, "She has prepared herself very well for the position of county Extension director by attending a 12-month intensive training program for aspiring county extension directors and has accepted many leadership roles within the district and state. I am very pleased to have Nancy as part of the great northwest district administrative team."

-D. Caldwell

Posted by Natalie at October 15, 2007 10:38 AM