Cooperative Extension was established in Placer and Nevada Counties in 1917. Our mission is to help all segments of the community benefit from the scientific advances in our nation's land grant universities, particularly in the areas of agriculture, family and consumer sciences, and youth development. Use the links above to learn more about the programs available through UCCE Placer Nevada.
California Women Inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame
CHEVY CHASE, MD (October 7, 2015) – Sharon Junge of Auburn, California was inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame on October 9 for her lifetime achievements and contributions to 4-H.
Honored by the California 4-H Youth Development Program, Junge was one of 16 people inducted during the ceremony at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
The National 4-H Hall of Fame honorees are nominated by their home states, National 4-H Council, the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents or 4-H National Headquarters based upon their exceptional leadership at the local, state, national and international levels.
Honorees were presented with a National 4-H Hall of Fame medallion, plaque and memory book during the ceremony. The National 4-H Hall of Fame was established in 2002 as part of the Centennial Project of the NAE4-HA in partnership with National 4-H Council and National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA. For more information about the National 4-H Hall of Fame event and past recipients, visit www.nae4ha.com/hof
“We are proud to acknowledge the outstanding 2015 National 4-H Hall of Fame honorees for the passion, dedication, vision and leadership they’ve shown toward our young people during their many years of service to 4-H,” says Jeannette Rea Keywood, National 4-H Hall of Fame Committee Chair.
There has never been a program leader in CA that garnered the support and trust of colleagues within Cooperative Extension both in 4-H and in other program areas. Sharon is fully invested in 4-H and the powerful impact 4-H makes on the lives of youth, families and communities. As an Emeritus Advisor she still works to develop curricula for youth nutrition education and supports and mentors 4-H Youth Development academics and staff. She continues to be a trusted colleague whose knowledge and expertise is valued and consulted.
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California Wool Growers Association Award
Roger Ingram, Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor and County Director for the University of California Cooperative Extension in Placer and Nevada Counties, was recently presented with the Golden Fleece Award by the California Wool Growers Association (CWGA). The Golden Fleece Award recognizes an individual who has made a lasting contribution to the California sheep industry. The award was presented during the CWGA convention in Monterey in late August.