County livestock agent earns state recognition

Tiffanee Conrad

Tiffanee Conrad

Tiffanee Conrad, livestock extension agent at the North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s Richmond County Office, has been named a winner of the state Agriculture Awareness and Appreciation Award.

Conrad is a member of the award-winning team that developed a program called “Ag Issues Determined and Developed by Young Leaders,” the North Carolina Association of County Agricultural Agents announced this week.

This program was presented to legislators in Washington and is currently being made into a poster for the N.C. Association of County Agricultural Agents Association State Meeting. The team’s application has been submitted through the National Association of County Agricultural Agents for regional judging.

This isn’t the first time Conrad’s efforts have gained the attention of state Extension officials. In October 2014, Conrad selected as one of 30 young agriculturists to take part in a two-year leadership program.

The program, sponsored by North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, consists of seven seminars, a legislative study tour to Washington D.C., an international study tour to Brazil, and a U.S. study tour. The selection process was very stringent with an application and interview. The purpose of this prestigious program is to grow leaders for North Carolina agriculture through personal and civic leadership development. She will be the first person to participate in the program representing Richmond County.

Conrad was selected for this program because of her dedication to the 4-H Youth and Farmers of North Carolina. She coordinates the 4-H Farm Credit Showmanship Circuit and the Richmond County Adult Meat Goat Club.

She graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Agribusiness and a master’s degree in Agriculture Education from North Carolina State University. She is a native of Indiana, where she gained inspiration in agriculture from her grandfather, who was a hog, corn and soybean farmer.

Conrad is a member of the North Carolina Cattlemen’s Association, the National Association of County Agricultural Agents and the Cooperative Extension Latino Advisory Council. She serves as the past secretary of the North Carolina Association of County Agricultural Agents and the past president for the South Central District Association of County Agricultural Agents. Conrad is currently the chair for the State Association’s Youth Scholarship Committee. Her Extension responsibilities include Beef Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Horses, Animal Waste, Forages, Wildlife and Ponds.

Filed in: Announcements, Farm & Ag

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