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Tara M. Brown

Tara Brown professional profile
Jefferson County

Interim County Extension Director | Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Educator

802 East D. Ave.Waurika, OK 73573 tara.brown@okstate.edu (580) 228-2332

Areas of Expertise

4-H

Reading

Nutrition Education

Youth Development

Health and Hunger

About Me

I am excited and blessed to be a part of the OSU Extension family. My mother, both grandmothers, both great-grandmothers and an aunt were very active in Extension (home Extension clubs) and my father was a vocational agriculture teacher after his graduation from Oklahoma State University. Some of my fondest memories are of my years as a 4-H member and the various activities I participated in. I loved assisting my grandparents on their farms and attending the “club” meetings with my grandmothers.

 

It was the inspiration of an early childhood family friend in another state, who retired as a home economist and a friend who recently retired as an Extension educator, for their guidance in helping lead me to a career in Extension, after 27 years in the Title III Older Americans Acts programs.

 

I hold a bachelor of science degree from the Oklahoma State University College of Human and Environmental Sciences.

 

Programs

  • Health and Hunger
  • Risky Behaviors
  • Checks and Balances
  • Oklahoma Home & Community Education
  • Co-Parenting for Resilience – a class for parents, with minor children, going through a divorce
  • Community Nutrition Education Program
  • 4-H Youth Development
  • County Libraries’ Summer Reading Programs
  • After School and Summer Programs for schools
  • Nutrition Education for a group of cross country track members
  • Summer workshops for youth:
  • Sewing
  • Art Therapy
  • Babysitting
  • Recycling
  • Kids Cooking in the Kitchen
  • Nutrition education programs and science programs to Ringling and Waurika
  • Library Summer Reading programs
  • After school and summer school programs in Ringling
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