Tuesday, February 26, 2008

New 4-H Animal Science Specialist

Chris Anderson (University of Illinois image)Christopher Anderson has accepted the position of 4-H and Youth Animal Science Specialist with the University of Maryland Cooperative Extension. He will begin work at the Maryland 4-H Center on April 21. Chris fills the position previously held by Willard Lemaster.

Chris Anderson currently serves as a two county (Sangamon-Menard Unit) 4-H educator in Illinois. He was been with University of Illinois Cooperative Extension for 20 years. Chris grew up on a livestock and grain farm in central Illinois. He served in the Peace Corps in Haiti.

Chris holds a B.S. degree in Animal Agricultural Science and an M.S. degree in Extension Education from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. In recent years, Chris has served as national president of the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents.

The 4-H and Youth Program in Maryland welcomes Chris's expertise to the Animal Science program.

Information provided by Richard Bryne, MCE Assistant Director for Family, Youth, and Community Programs.