Thursday, January 26, 2012

Clatsop County Board Of Commissioners Honors OSU Extension Agent Glenn Ahrens

PHOTO: Clatsop County Board of Commissioners Chair Peter Huhtala (left) presents Glenn Ahrens a plaque expressing thanks for his work as Staff Chair of the county office of the Oregon State University Extension Service.

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012
Clatsop County Community Relations

The Clatsop County Board of Commissioners expressed their appreciation for the work of Glenn Ahrens, outgoing Staff Chair for the county office of the Oregon State University Extension Service, with a presentation Wednesday.

“It’s been a wonderful experience,” Ahrens said. “Extension brings you ties to the community you never thought of.”

Ahrens left his position this month through an agency-wide reorganization that has the local staff chair post handled by two people – Sam Angima, Extension Service regional administrator for Clatsop, Columbia, Tillamook and Lincoln counties, and Patrick Corcoran, Coastal Hazards Outreach Specialist.

Ahrens became staff chair in 2001 and oversaw the various Extension programs operated through the Clatsop County office, including 4-H, Forestry, Master Gardener, Food and Nutrition, and others.

Ahrens retains his position as Extension Forester for Clatsop and Tillamook counties, working with forest owners and forestry professionals on management and conservation methods and leading educational outreach programs for teachers, schoolchildren, and other members of the public.

Released by: Tom Bennett
Community Relations Coordinator
(503) 338-3622

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