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New extension agent Robinson joins community

By Staff | Feb 13, 2013

NEW AGENT ARRIVES-- Tyler County Extension Agent Natasha Robinson settles into her new office at the WVU Tyler County Extension Office.

Natasha Robinson already feels at home as Tyler County’s new extension agent.

When Robinson came across the position, she knew it would be a perfect match for her because of her love for 4-H and agriculture.

Originally from Milton, W.Va., Robinson has been involved in 4-H and agriculture for 20 years. She describes herself as a farm girl who has gardened, raised pigs, helped her family with beef cattle and put up hay.

Robinson attended Marshall University where In 2006 she earned her bachelor’s degree in Marketing and in 2008, obtained her master’s degree in Adult and Technical Education.

Some of her past job endeavors include a recruiter at Mountwest Community and Technical College in Huntington and she also worked for Marshall University Athletics for four years where she did some advising and tutoring.

As the agriculture and extension agent, Robinson’s duties include working with the 4-H programs, youth development, answering farming questions, working with families, as well as economic development and community building.

“I know this is a place where there is a lot of pride in the community. I want to continue building on that, make it a family atmosphere and better the community as a whole from youth to adults,” Robinson said.

Right now, Robinson is focusing on becoming familiarized with community to learn their wants and needs so she can meet the expectations set before her.

“It’s been overwhelming how welcoming everyone is, it really makes feel at home,” she said.

Anyone interested in meeting Robinson can attend an open house that will be held at the WVU Tyler County Extension Office 311 Main Street in Middlebourne on Feb. 20 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Finger foods will be served.