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November 15, 2013

Jeffrey named 4-H youth development extension educator

DUNCAN — There’s a new face around the Stephens County OSU Extension Office, however, he’s no stranger to his job duties.

Jonathan Jeffrey, a Walters native, now holds the position of Stephens County 4-H youth development extension educator. Jeffrey took over the job on Nov. 4, coming from Cotton County where he was program assistant.

Jeffrey replaces Kim Davis, who has increased her responsibilities by taking the position of District 4-H specialist.

“I grew up in 4-H and had similar responsibilities (in the former position),” Jeffrey said. “I worked camps with Cotton County and Stephens County kids, so I new some of them and their parents already.”

In high school, Jeffrey was active in 4-H by showing sheep and competing with the speech team. He graduated from Cameron University in 2008 with a communications degree.

In his new job, he will work with more than 400 active 4-H members in Stephens County in their individual clubs. From helping with 4-H events to improving individual projects, there is much that goes into being an extension agent.

“I’m excited for this new step in my life,” said Jeffrey. “Stephens County has a long history of a strong 4-H program and I’m ready to get rolling.”

In the process of moving to Duncan, Jeffrey is bring with him his wife of two and a half years Kelle and their one and a half month old daughter Georgia. Before Jeffrey even got into his new office, he helped with the 4-H Horse Show last month and on his first official day was the annual 4-H Cookoff.

“I’ve got to meet a lot more of the kids and their parents and I think it’s gone well,” he said. “I’m going to be visiting the schools to see how their clubs are going and meet their leaders.”

One of the upcoming events Jeffrey is looking forward to most, he said, is Citizenship next month. This if for ages 13-19 members who travel to Oklahoma City to volunteer for the day at charities such as Ronald McDonald House.

“It’s always a good trip and a lot of the kids don’t ever get to see what it feels like to help others,” he said. “They’re excited about it and I enjoy seeing their faces (when they volunteer).”

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