Katie Hammond, the new Agricultural and 4-H Agent, began working at the Dade County Extension Office Aug. 1. She is a native of Cherokee County, Ala., where she grew up on a farm near Gaylesville. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science from Berry College and is currently working on a Master’s Degree in Education at Berry. She is married to Jason Hammond and they have a daughter, CarolAnn Cash.
Hammond is filling the agent position that has been vacant since Ted Dyer was promoted to an Extension Beef Specialist position in September of 2008.
“We are very excited to have Katie join the Dade County Extension staff. Her background in agriculture and interest in education is a perfect match for this position,” says Norman Edwards, Walker County Extension Coordinator. Edwards has been filling in on a part-time basis while the position was vacant.
An Open House has been scheduled at the Dade County Extension Office for Aug. 21 from 4–6 p.m. All Dade citizens are encouraged to drop by the Dade County Ag Center on Pace Drive to meet Hammond and learn more about the local Extension Office and 4-H Program.