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April 21, 2006

Walters named Hoke Extension director

Keith Walters, a Hoke County agricultural Extension agent, has been named director of North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s Hoke County center.

Walters’s appointment was announced by Dr. Jon F. Ort, director of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service at N.C. State University, and Mike Wood, Hoke County manager. Walters succeeds former Extension Director Clinton McRae, who held the position for four and a half years. McRae transferred to Richmond County in February.

Walters has worked in Hoke County as an agricultural agent since 1999. He holds a bachelor’s degree in animal science and a master’s degree in extension education, both from North Carolina State University.

“Keith has a vision for the future of Hoke County Cooperative Extension that focuses on emerging issues and opportunities through which Extension can have a positive impact on Hoke County,” said Danny Shaw, district extension director for the South Central District, which includes Moore County. “Keith has developed strong leadership skills that will be vital in directing the county extension staff in delivering dynamic programs and building strong partnerships.”

Posted by Natalie at April 21, 2006 04:14 PM