Extension office names new agent

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Olivia Foster-Curry is coming back to Carroll County.

Foster-Curry, who hails from the county, has accepted the extension agent position with the Carroll County Extension Office. Leadra Martin, an agent with the extension office, said Foster-Curry will start working in mid-January.

"She needs to wrap up some projects before she can come here," Martin said.

Martin expressed excitement over hiring Foster-Curry, saying the extension office needs an agent who is dedicated to the community. Searching for a person with this dedication, Martin said, lengthened the hiring process.

"We need someone who's willing to work with the community," Martin said.

Foster-Curry's position requires someone who can conduct educational programs for county clientele in agriculture and 4-H with major efforts in horticulture, livestock and forages. Martin said Foster-Curry, who has been teaching agriculture at McAlester High School in Oklahoma since 2014, fits the bill.

Because of Foster-Curry's teaching position, Martin explained, she won't be able to start working in Carroll County until January.

"If she's the right person, we can wait a couple of months for her to get here," Martin said.

Foster-Curry received degrees from Connors State College and the University of Arkansas. The extension office will host an open house for her once she starts working in 2016.

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  • What is going on did your 4H leader retire???

    Keep me informed.

    -- Posted by lovearkansas2 on Tue, Oct 20, 2015, at 8:50 PM
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