“We are celebrating National 4-H Week, which is October 4 – 10,” said Sierra Knaus, UT/TSU extension agent in Cheatham County.
Knaus said 4-H is the largest youth organization in Cheatham County, which has over 2,000 members. “Our organization relies on many community partners and volunteers to make 4-H successful. One such partnership is our public school system,” Knaus added.
Tara Watson, the school district’s chief academic officer said, “We are very happy to partner with UT/TSU Extension and pleased to host 60 4-H clubs across our district.”
Watson said the meal prior to the school board meeting is a great way for community leaders to discuss opportunities for Cheatham County students. “We are grateful for the generosity of our Cheatham County extension office and encouraged by the great things they are accomplishing,” she said.
Knaus said, “Our intent for hosting this time for positive discussion was to demonstrate how our youth are growing into responsible citizens, which is exactly what community leaders want to see.”
Ronnie Barron (county extension director), Sierra Knaus (extension agent), and April Glover (extension agent) were all present during the school board meal.
The UT/TSU Cheatham County Extension Office is an outreach branch of the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture and Tennessee State University College of Agriculture and Human and Natural Sciences, providing research-based solutions and information to the citizens of Tennessee.
For additional information on extension services, visit http://cheatham.tennessee.edu/