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James L. Jordan of Williams County Receives the 2012 Charles Lifer Excellence in 4-H Award

Dec. 14, 2012


2012 Charles Lifer Excellence in 4-H Award

It is with pleasure we congratulate the 2012 Charles Lifer Excellence in 4-H Award winner, James L. Jordan, formerly our colleague in Butler County but now, the 4-H Educator and County Extension Director of Williams County.  Jim is recognized for his commitment and leadership for developing and maintaining a program that makes a positive impact, touching the lives of thousands.  He has provided leadership to the Ohio 4-H CARTEENS team, a program being recognized as a National  4-H Program of Distinction. Colleagues credit him with being their “expert on laws, statistics, and trends in teen vehicular safety.”  Please join in applauding Jim's dedication to 4-H Youth Development and for winning this year's award.

Funding for the award is provided by the Charles W. Lifer Excellence in 4-H Fund.  Dr. Lifer, former Director of Legislative Affairs; Professor Emeritus, Agricultural Education; and former Assistant Director & State Leader, 4-H Youth Development, established the Excellence in 4-H Fund in December 1984, to provide recognition of outstanding Extension Educators working with youth in the Ohio 4-H Youth Develpment Program.