Macon welcomes new 4-H agent

The Macon County Cooperative Extension is welcoming a new leader for the county’s 4-H program.

Tamara Talley is the new 4-H agent and comes from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians where she has 10 years of experience with the cooperative extension.

Talley recently spoke to county commissioners who welcomed her to this important role in the community, “I’m very excited to be here and work with Macon County youth. I’m a former 4-H’er and love it. I’m still a 4-H’er, I never left.”

With various programs for youth throughout the year, 4-H has become a staple for giving local youth positive development experiences, “In Macon County, we served over 1200 youth last year. Each month we have 9 different meetings that kids can come to and receive instruction in areas they’re interested. We provide between 150 and 200 hours of positive, out-of-classroom instruction for kids.”

Talley told commissioners that the new covered archery range has been complete and is ready for use by the 4-H archery group. She says they plan to add an outdoor learning space to the range in the near future.

For more information about 4-H contact the extension office at 349-2046.