Two new agents at the Craig County Virginia Cooperative extension office were introduced during last week’s meeting of the county board of supervisors.
Michelle Poff previously taught high school mathematics in her home state of North Carolina. She moved to Virginia and obtained a graduate degree in forestry and natural resources. In 2000 she began her extension career as the 4H agent in Craig County.
She transferred to Montgomery County in 2003 and worked as the 4-H agent there for 20 years. Poff said she is excited to be the 4H agent for Craig County youth again and is looking forward to working with community leaders and volunteers to engage kids in 4H clubs, school enrichment programs,, team leadership development and other special interest programs.
Poff particularly enjoys working in programs related to stem and teen empowerment, the loves working with volunteers to develop educational opportunities around all 4-H topic areas such as animal sciences, public speaking, youth entrepreneurship, financial literacy and others.
The second agent will be featured in next week’s issue.