WEAKLEY COUNTY (February 8) – The Weakley County Extension office has a new face. Mary Morgan is now serving as the 4-H Agent for the county. Morgan is a native Tennessean from a small town in east Tennessee called Sharps Chapel. She grew up on a 100-acre farm with her two older sisters and younger brother.
Morgan started in 4-H at a very young age where she participated in the sheep project. Her family still raises sheep to this day. Being very active in the project, Morgan exhibited her sheep at several local fairs and regional, as well as state, shows. Morgan also led several sheep project groups. She went on to win in the Sheep Project at the state level and was awarded a trip to National Congress.
Morgan was also very active in the sewing and the arts and crafts projects and she still enjoys crocheting and knitting as a hobby. As a young 4-Her, she assisted adult leaders in sewing project groups and as an older 4-Her, she became the project group leader.
After high school, Morgan went to Bryan College her freshman year. She then transferred to UT Martin, where she graduated with a degree in Animal Science in May of last year. During one of her college summers, Morgan served as the intern for her local office. During her capacity as intern, she assisted in managing the local farmers market on a weekly basis, as well as worked with young 4-Hers in the sheep project. Morgan is very glad to be back in the Weakley County community and is looking forward to working with all the 4-Hers in the county.