NEWBERRY — Alana W. West recently received the 2016 Achievement Award from the National Association of County Agriculture Agents during their Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference held in Little Rock, Ark.
This award is given to agents with 10 years or less of service in Cooperative Extension and who have exhibited excellence in the field of Extension Education. This award is only presented to 2 percent of the County Extension Educators in South Carolina each year.
West has been a 4-H Agent for nine years, starting her career after graduate school with Clemson Extension in Cherokee County and moving home to Newberry in 2010.
Her county 4-H program offers an array of projects to youth ages 5-19, but is heavy in nutrition and cooking.
In addition to running the county 4-H program, she has served on committees and as Secretary of the South Carolina Association of 4-H Extension Agents and is currently their Vice President.
She has served as 4-H and Youth committee chair and is currently Secretary of the South Carolina Association of County Agricultural Agents.
She is also the committee chair of the SC 4-H Natural Resources Committee and was instrumental in developing and implementing the both statewide Small Garden Project and the Wildlife Food Plot Project.
For more information about 4-H in Newberry County you can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 803-276-1091 x111 or visit their website at www.clemson.edu/extension/county/newberry/programs/4h/.