Sheridan County's University of Wyoming Extension Educator Scott Hininger would like for 4-H Educator Jerrica Lind to have been replaced “yesterday.”
But in reality, he won't be surprised if a new educator isn't on board before May or June.
He said the county 4-H educator does a lot of programming and a lot of facilitating.
He said the 4-H clubs meet monthly, and the 4-H council usually meets every month. He doesn't know when the University of Wyoming will advertise the Sheridan County vacancy, but he said he hopes that will begin by next month. He said the process of finding a new educator can take a couple of months or more.
In the meantime, he and Kentz Willis, the extension food, nutrition and safety educator, are sharing the 4-H educator's duties, and are working to ensure that 4-H committee meetings and other activities run smoothy. That includes preparations for the 2014 Sheridan County Fair.
The extension educator said he has no problem stepping into the gap in the meantime. He's been involved with Sheridan County 4-H since he joined the Sheridan County extension in 1987, adding that from 1987 until the mid 1990s, he was involved in half of the county 4-H program.