The Robertson County University of Tennessee Extension Office has hired Lauren Patterson as its new county agent for Family and Consumer Sciences. Her first day in the office will be Oct. 3.
Patterson has a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, and she will complete her Master’s degree in Human Nutrition by the end of the year. She is a registered and licensed dietitian by the State of Tennessee.
For the past year, she has been working at the Robertson County Extension Office as the TNCEP Program Assistant, which includes educational programs for youth and adults. Some of her other work experience includes: dietary aide at an Assisted Living Facility and caregiver at a Preparatory Academy.
Patterson has been a servant-leader by working as a volunteer with Second Harvest Food Bank and the Sumner County Health Department.
As the county agent for Family and Consumer Sciences, Patterson will be conducting educational programs with Robertson County Families on Health, Food, Family, Home and Money.
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Mark your schedules for these upcoming events
Pesticide Applicator Recertification
Training will be available at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5 at the Robertson County Extension Office in downtown Springfield for farmers whose cards expire on Oct. 21, 2017. Cost is $25.
Grain Crops Meeting
Larry Steckel will give an update on weed control, including Dicamba issues and Lori Duncan will give an update on technology, including the use of drones beginning at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at the UT Highland Rim Research and Education Center, 3181 Experiment Station Road in Springfield.
From Jeff Smith, extension agent and Robertson County director, every day, farmers look for ways to be more efficient. One way I can be more efficient as an agent is to utilize “emails” for sending information to farmers and others. If you are not currently receiving my emails, please help me by sending your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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