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New 4-H Educator named

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Clay County Extension Educator 4-H Youth Development Officer Tammy Steiner began her new position Monday, March 19. [Order this photo]
The Clay County Extension Office filled a huge need earlier this week.

On Monday, Tammy Steiner officially began her duties as the Extension Educator 4-H Youth Development officer.

Steiner replaced Melanie Brown.

Originally from Riley, Tammy is a Terre Haute South High School graduate.

She earned her Bachelor's degree in agro-business from Purdue University, and a Master's in human resource development from Indiana State University.

Prior to coming to Clay County, she served as the 4-H Youth Development officer for Greene County, a position she had occupied since October 2009.

"It's exactly the same position," she said, "just a different location."

Although she, her husband Darrin, and their 3-year-old twins live in southern Vigo County, joining the Clay County Extension Office will be somewhat of a homecoming for the family.

"My husband is from Clay County," Tammy said. "This gets us closer to home."

Tammy and her family lived in Brazil for a handful of years, however.

"We have a lot of friends and family in this area," she said. "This is a wonderful opportunity."

Her husband, coincidentally, graduated from Clay City High School.

While growing up, Tammy was a 10-year 4-H member in Vigo County.

"I had a lot of great experiences," she said. "I believe 4-H has a tremendous amount of things to offer."

She said she hopes to find new ways to help promote 4-H in Clay County.

"We're looking for opportunities (to promote 4-H)," she said. "We're looking to do after school 4-H Clubs.

"We would like to bring a curriculum to the schools."

She added sign ups for 2012 Clay County 4-H will take place until May 1.

For further information, call 448-9041.

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