While she was growing up, Charlene Miller spent time with both the El Dorado Boosters 4-H Club and the Cole Creek 4-H Club.
“I did beef, sheep and swine and I also did livestock judging and foods,” she said.
Miller is once again involved with Butler County 4-H. On April 29, she started working as the 4-H Youth Agent.
“Everybody that I work with has been wonderful,” she said. “I’m getting to know the 4-Hers I haven’t had the opportunity to work with previously.”
Miller, who previously worked for the Butler County Department of Emergency Management, wasn’t really looking for a new job, but thought she would enjoy working with 4-Hers.
“I saw it as an opportunity to give back to the community,” she said, “and support the 4-H development process.”
One of Miller’s main priorities is community outreach.
“I would really like to see it expand,” she said of Butler County 4-H.
This year, there are 334 participants in 12 4-H clubs across the county.
“There’s kind of a misconception that 4-H is strictly agricultural,” said Miller. “But there is so much out there.”
For more information about 4-H, call Miller at 321-9660.