Holmes County native Chris Lauen has been named Holmes CountyÂ’s new 4-H Youth Development Agent.
Lauen, who served many years with the Florida Department of Health, leading such programs and initiatives as Students Working Against Tobacco, began his service with UF/IFAS on October 25.
Holmes County Extension Agent Kalyn Waters says she is excited to have Lauen on board.
Â“In his role as the 4-H agent, Lauen will focus on building a youth development program that encompasses hands-on learning opportunities that will build character, leadership, and confidence in the youth in the county,Â” said Waters.
Â“In the near future we look to have active 4-H clubs across all the communities in the county.Â”
4-H is the nationÂ’s largest youth development organization.
For more information on all 4-H has to offer, or to become a volunteer, call the UF/IFAS Extension Holmes County office at 850-547-1108 or in Washington County at 850-638-6180.