UW Extension Educator from Niobrara County Recognized

Dec 5, 2023 | Featured, Regional News

Laramie, WY (RELEASE) — Several outstanding University of Wyoming Extension educators were recently recognized for their service and creativity at a UW professional development conference held in Laramie last month.

Food, Fun, 4-H Program Wins Creative Excellence Recognition Award

The 2023 Creative Excellence Recognition Award goes to UW Extension educators Kellie Chichester of Niobrara County, Joddee Jacobsen of Natrona County, Erin Persche of Weston County and Mary Louise Wood of Park County for their Food, Fun, 4-H Program.

This innovative program is designed to get kids all over Wyoming preparing home-cooked meals, trying new foods and having fun with their families. The educators put together a list of recipes and materials for each month, and utensil kits are directly mailed to families. Those participating also have access to monthly YouTube videos in which the educators present the materials for each month. Chichester, Jacobsen, Persche and Wood adapted the idea from an Oklahoma State Extension program to fit Wyoming needs.

About the University of Wyoming Extension

Since 1914, the University of Wyoming Extension has provided lifelong learning opportunities to Wyoming citizens across the state. With roots in agricultural education, UW Extension supports rural communities facing contemporary challenges and changes. UW Extension brings the university’s resources to each of the state’s 23 counties and the Wind River Indian Reservation. To learn more about the UW Extension, visit www.uwyo.edu/uwe or call (307) 766-5124.