A new 4-H educator could be on board in the University of Wyoming's Sheridan County extension office by the summer. That's the hope of Sheridan County University of Wyoming Extension Educator Scott Hininger, who joked about the prospect.
The extension educator said the university will accept applications for the position through the end of the month. Then, if there are applicants who meet the minimum qualifications for the job, interviews will be scheduled in May. The university began taking applications last month, after then-4-H Educator Jerrica Lind resigned.
There are no guarantees that her job will be filled immediately. Hininger said Natrona County, which is seeking to fill the same position as Sheridan County, has conducted two failed searches, and has been looking for a 4-H educator for more than a year.
The extension educator and Kentz Willis, county extension food, nutrition and safety educator, have been sharing the 4-H educator's duties, including preparations for the 2014 Sheridan County Fair, for the past two months.