CSU Ext’s Brent Young Recipient of the Annie’s Project Women In Ag Educator Award
LOCAL EDUCATOR WINS AWARD – Annie’s Project – Education for Farm Women (APEFW) is pleased to announce that Brent Young was selected to be the recipient of the Annie’s Project Women In Ag Educator Award as presented in memory of Bob Wells.
June 28, 2019 – Sterling, Colorado Brent Young, Colorado’s state coordinator, is a Regional Extension Specialist in Agriculture and Business Management at Colorado State University Extension.
He joined Colorado State University Extension in 2014. He works in cooperation with Extension agents and specialists, university faculty and researchers, and industry and community partners to meet the priority needs of producers. He has brought extensive experience in education, both teaching and writing, as well as organizational leadership. Not limiting himself to teaching, research and administration, he also operates an irrigated family farm in partnership with his wife, son, and daughter-in-law. The farm produces cattle, corn, soybeans, sugar beets, and grandkids.
Young has been instrumental in the initiation and exponential growth of Annie’s Project courses in Colorado. He has put extensive effort into training a well-diversified team of 55 facilitators. His foresight in including not only extension personnel, but also industry partners in agriculture from lending to production and associations has proven to be extremely successful. Through his ability to develop a strong team and inspire action, almost 300 Colorado farm and ranch women have benefited from his team’s effort in a little over two years.
The Bob Wells award was created following his untimely passing to memorialize his unselfish efforts to improve the lives of others. The award was established to honor an educator who exhibits Bob’s dedication and excellence in educational programming for farm and ranch women, his skill in teaching farm management, and his ability to provide leadership and vision.
APEFW brings educational programs dedicated to strengthening women’s roles in the modern farm enterprise. Currently, classes are offered in 30 states. Annie’s Project fosters problem solving, record keeping and decision-making skills in farm and ranch women. For additional information, visit www.anniesproject.org.