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Caroline Turner

Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development

Hi! My name is Caroline Turner. I grew up in Rockingham County on my family’s small beef cattle farm and working in my family’s retail greenhouse, Glenhaven Greenhouses. As a 4-H member, I showed cattle at the Rockingham County Fair; I joined the Interstate Exchange Club and traveled to Montana and Minnesota and met 4-Hers there; I attended State and National 4-H Congress; and was tapped as 4-H All Star in 2011. As a 4-H member, volunteer, and All Star, I learned many valuable life skills and made friends all over the United States. 4-H impacted my life in so many great ways, and I want others to have that same chance to learn, grow, and become the leaders of tomorrow.

During my time at Bridgewater College, where I double majored in Liberal Studies (Elementary Education & English as a Second Language) and Business Administration, I completed four Virginia Cooperative Extension summer internships. I spent one summer interning at the Greene County extension office and three summers at the Albemarle/Charlottesville extension office.  I have spent the last six years teaching English Language Learners in Waynesboro City and Rockingham County Public Schools, and I am excited to use my education background and 4-H experience to give back to the community. I know firsthand that 4-H can open doors and give youth the chance to explore topics and projects they might never have had the chance to. My goal is to help youth in Rockingham County learn about and take advantage of the countless opportunities that the 4-H program provides.