Eau Claire County has named its new University of Wisconsin-Extension 4-H program coordinator.
Rachel Hart-Brinson of Eau Claire last week assumed the role that had been open since the end of 2018.
Hart-Brinson moved with her family to Eau Claire seven years ago.
“I feel really blessed and lucky to have ended up here in Eau Claire,” she said.
Her involvement in food and agriculture has been deep. Since arriving in Eau Claire, she’s been the Just Local Foods Board president for the past five years, and has been active in development of an Eau Claire community garden.
She was active in 4-H club activities and was a 4-H camp counselor as a youth at Potosi in Grant County.
Hart-Brinson said she hopes to create partnerships and also to reach young people whose families haven’t been involved in 4-H, along with creating good relationships with those who’ve already been participating. And, she said her interests in the arts and environmental issues will be parts of specialties she hopes to offer to the program.