|In Memory of |
Lloyd R. Hunsaker, Retired Extension Administrator
Lloyd Rulon Hunsaker
passed away May 27, 2012, surrounded by his family. Born September 30, 1908, in Elwood, Utah, he was the 7th of 13 children of Lewis and Sarah Ellen Warner Hunsaker. One of eight boys, he grew up on the family farm, learning at an early age the value of hard work.
Hunsaker graduated from Utah State University in 1935 and was hired as an agricultural agent in Piute County the next year. He then transferred to Cache County as an agricultural agent in 1943 and later worked as Extension dairy specialist. In 1956, he became supervisor of agricultural programs. He later was county agent supervisor and finally associate director for Extension until his retirement in 1970.
For a complete obituary, visit http://obitsutah.com/obituary/13790/lloyd-rulon-hunsaker.htm.
To view a feature story on Hunsaker in the 2009 Extension Annual Review, Click Here.
|4-H Youth Named as Top |
Utah High School Volunteer
Eric Babb, a 4-H member in Utah County, was selected as Utah's top high school youth volunteer of the year in The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, the nation's largest youth service recognition program. He earned the honor through his efforts in his 4-H project, Plant Patrol, which is based on removing invasive plant species from the local wilderness and replacing them with plants native to the area.
| Photo courtesy of Babb Family |
Eric Babb with United States Senator Orrin Hatch in Washington, D.C.
Babb's efforts have been focused near his home at Highland Glen Park where he organized hundreds of volunteers from various organizations to combat Dalmatian toadflax, an invasive weed found in the area. He hopes to later expand his efforts into other parts of Utah County.
as a Family Finance Extension Specialist
Lucas Martin is a native of Shelley, Idaho. He has lived in Logan, Utah, with his wife and five children for the last ten years. He obtained a B.S. in FCHD Family Finance, and a M.S. in Consumer Science from USU. He is also a certified housing counselor and loss mitigation counselor through Neighborworks America. He has worked with local nonprofit organizations that specialize in moderate and low-income households with financial and housing barriers. Most recently he has been working as the executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Cache Valley, and as a counselor for the USU Family Life Center-Housing and Financial Counseling.
In his work with families and organizations, he has created and presented curriculum to diverse audiences. He adapted and teaches a six-week course in budgeting and debt elimination at the church he attends. His teaching interests relate to the areas of credit, debt, budgeting, housing and risk management. His research interests include program evaluation, the impacts of public support on families, and the effects of debt and housing barriers on households.
He is looking forward to collaborating with Extension agents across the state to develop curriculum, address local needs, learn from their expertise and conduct research.