Educator, 4-H Youth Development
Character Education and Citizenship
Hancock County

Cassie Turner Anderson came to OSU Extension Hancock County in the fall of 2011.

Cassie grew up on a family grain and cattle farm in Auglaize Co. where she was an active "third-generation" 4-Her. She graduated from the University of Findlay with a B.S. in Biology in 2000, and holds an M.S. in Human Community Resource Development from The Ohio State University.

Prior to coming to Hancock County, Cassie served as the Extension Educator 4-H Youth Development in Meigs County (southeast Ohio). She worked there for six years and was successful in re-establishing a teen leader program. She was also able to overhaul quality assurance, increase community clubs by 30%, and expanded programming to Cloverbuds (youth Kindergarten-2nd grade).

In Hancock County, Cassie oversees camp counselor selection and training, and Hancock Co. Jr Camp has had increased participation during her tenure. She provides organizational leadership for the county's 4-H club program and Jr Leadership club. She is also responsible for training and encouraging 4-H's many volunteers. Cassie is involved and supportive of Hancock Jr Fair Board.

On the state level, Cassie is involved with Capital Challenge, a cooperative program with FFA, and Ohio Farm Bureau that promotes leadership development, citizenship and community involvement. She also serves on a state team for "Workforce Preparation" which manages judging for Workforce Preparation Day at the Ohio State Fair as well as other statewide efforts to increase opportunities for youth development in this project area.