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Marshall Stewart appointed to lead 4-H Youth Development

Marshall Stewart

Dr. Marshall Stewart, state agricultural education coordinator in the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has been named head of the College's Department of 4-H Youth Development and state program leader for 4-H.

His appointment, effective July 1, was announced by Dr. Johnny Wynne, dean of the College, and Dr. Joseph Zublena, acting director of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, based in the College.

Stewart holds a bachelor's degree, master's degree in agricultural education and a doctorate in education, all from N.C. State University. He has been a member of the N.C. State faculty since 1996. As state coordinator for agricultural programs, he oversaw 380 agriculture teachers and 42,000 students involved in North Carolina's public school agricultural education program.

The 4-H program is conducted by North Carolina Cooperative Extension at N.C. State and N.C. A&T State universities. More than 181,000 young people between the ages of 5 and 19 participate in North Carolina 4-H activities each year with the help of 27,000 adult and youth volunteers.

- Natalie Hampton