Johanna Sheppard

Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development

    Expertise:

    Youth Development/4-H
    Robotics
    Animal Science

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    As an Extension Educator in 4-H Youth Development, Johanna oversees 600 4-H members in the thirty traditional 4-H clubs and the 180 4-H screened 4-H Leaders who lead the clubs. Westmoreland County provides 4-H educational programming to an additional 2550 youth in both schools and the youth shelter. Johanna implements a variety of 4-H Day Camps in topics ranging from robotics, woodworking, cloverbuds, entomology, food chemistry, plus much more.

    She hosts a Spring and Fall  New Leader Training and an annual Organizational Leader Training. Plus in train the Trainer her 4-H Leaders are trained in Quality Animal Management each year.

    Johanna has developed working committees that are successful in raising funds for the 4-H program which enable more youth and leaders to participate in county, regional, state and national events. These committees also empower the 4-H Leaders so they feel their investment of time, energy, resources and skill are appreciated and worthwhile.

    As part of the STEM 4-H Working Group, she helps implement the 4-H Robotics Competition at State Achievement Days. She also serves as one of the robotics experts with 7 years of experience. Westmoreland County has both a Junior and Senior 4-H Robotics Club.

     

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    Education
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Science