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Wiggins, Tharpe receive state, national awards for county extension programs

Taylor County was well represented at the 2013 Extension Professional Association of Florida’s annual conference, bringing home numerous awards.

Taylor County Family & Consumer Sciences Agent III Lori Wiggins received three awards at the conference held in
August, excelling in the following areas: Program of Excellence, Florida Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (FEAFCS); School Wellness Award, second place national/first place Southern regional winner; and National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS), Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP) Mid-Career Award.

Taylor County 4-H Youth Development Extension Agent I Abbey L. Tharpe was recognized with two awards: Florida Association of Extension 4-H Agents Excellence in Teen Programming Team Award with Clay Olson and Lori Wiggins; and Florida Association of 4-H Agents Educational Piece Award.