Letter: Praise for Carla Ferrand
I would like the community to know how lucky and blessed we are to have Carla Ferrand as our Garfield County extension agent. Mrs. Ferrand is the extension associate/county liaison, CSU extension agent for 4-H.
Carla stepped in as a volunteer during a time when the 4-H program had no agent or leadership. She helped the youth organize and accomplish a huge event about one year ago; 4-H Achievement Night. She then started helping 4-H part time to fill in the gaps and give leadership, all while still holding her full-time job.
When she was offered a full-time position, the 4-H families were elated. Carla has hit the ground running in her role as mentor, teacher, leader and so much more. She has taken the youth on multiple trips over the summer both fun and educational. She has used her plethora of knowledge to finalize charters, petition for grants and donations and train and educate us all. She never backs down from a challenge and is always looking ahead with ideas to make the 4-H program better.
She played a big part in the success in this year’s fair with her new ideas and excellent organization. She continues to give her time to after-school programs.
Carla has a positive attitude that is shown through her new title. Her upbeat personality is spread throughout the youth in 4-H, which makes the whole program better. We are so very happy she is our 4-H agent and want to thank her for her genuine care and dedication. I hope all of Garfield County will acknowledge what an asset we have in Carla Ferrand as our 4-H extension agent. The good she does for the youth is a benefit for the whole county now and in the future.
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