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New White Pine County Extension Educator named

Posted 8/3/2012

Seth Urbanowitz

Urbanowitz has range of experience in agriculture, economic development

Seth Urbanowitz has been named the new University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Educator for White Pine County, it was announced this week.

UNCE Central/Northeast Area Director Loretta Singletary said Urbanowitz has the right experience to bring much-needed programs to the western Nevada county. She said he has worked with Extension specialists in Tennessee, Kentucky and South Dakota on projects ranging from agricultural production to economic development.

"Seth has the know-how to not only determine White Pine County’s most pressing needs but also how to meet those needs with research-based programs that deliver measurable results," Singletary said. "He’ll be a real asset for the county."

Urbanowitz said he was eager to get started. He said his passion for rural development, education, and agriculture the great outdoors is what drew him to the White Pine County position.

"I think I would fit well in White Pine County’s Extension program," Urbanowitz said. "I am absolutely ecstatic about living and working in this incredible area that is filled with great people.

"I have experience in enhancing decision-making in youth, providing assistance to agricultural producers and aiding in rural economic development," Urbanowitz added. "I’m eager to meet with county stakeholders and residents and find ways to help them."

Urbanowitz also has experience in limited-resource farming, and is expecting to connect small-scale and large-acreage producers with the information they need to enhance their profits and sustainability in White Pine County.

The White Pine County Cooperative Extension office is one of 18 UNCE offices serving every county in Nevada. The Extension Educators working in each of those offices play a key role in identifying community needs and addressing those needs with research-based programs. UNCE’s role is to extend knowledge from UNR and other land-grant universities directly to the state’s citizens.

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