Extension educator for community vitality appointed in Sidney

Extension educator for community vitality appointed in Sidney

Jason L. Weigle has been appointed Extension Educator in Community Vitality for Nebraska Extension, based in Sidney.

His appointment was announced by Extension Educator Karen DeBoer, unit leader. Weigle began his duties on Oct. 1, replacing Connie Hancock, who has retired. He will serve Cheyenne, Morrill, Kimball, Banner, Scotts Bluff, Garden, Deuel, Keith and Arthur counties, providing support and leadership for regional and statewide, community vitality programs designed to develop and grow rural Nebraska businesses; engaging youth and young adults in rural communities; and creating 21st-Century communities that attract and retain young people.

He will work in collaboration with other extension personnel, as well as other Nebraska Extension experts, in addition to community leaders, businesses, entrepreneurs, and youth development organizations.

“Jason brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Panhandle region,” DeBoer said. “We are fortunate to have a person with his talents and passion for communities join our team.”


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