Johnson Co. Extension agent awarded

Brenda Cockerham, left, receives an award for the work being done at the Family and Consumer Sciences division of the Johnson County Cooperative Extension Office in Paintsville.

Johnson County Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent Brenda Cockerham received four first-place state awards during the recent Kentucky Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Meeting held in Louisville. 

Cockerham received a first place team award with Johnson County FCS assistants Elaine Burton and Lee Edwards for SNAP-Ed and FCS programming, first place in Newsletters with program assistant Lee Edwards, first place in Excellence in Multi-state with 20 other Kentucky agents and Kansas state, and first place in Program Excellence through Research with state specialist Dr. Amy Hosier Kostelic and 20 Kentucky FCS Agents. 

“Our people come first. We strive to give our best and sometimes someone notices I guess, but it’s the people that count. After all, that’s who the programs are for,” Cockerham said.

Cockerham went on to say that the Family and Consumer Sciences program in Johnson County is extensive, but that is in part because of “wonderful, dedicated leaders.”

Johnson County FCS has always strived to grow leaders, Cockerham says, because “that is the future and the way to reach the most with the best.”

Cockerham has received well over 50 state, regional and national awards throughout her career, but she insists that the award-winning programming couldn’t be done without the commitment and involvement of the fantastic leaders and citizens found throughout the county. 

For more information on getting involved in the Family and Consumer Sciences program in Johnson County, feel free to contact the Johnson County Extension Office at 826 FM Stafford Ave. in Paintsville, or call, (606) 789-8108, or find them on Facebook.

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