Henry County’s Staci Foy wins the G.L. Carter Outstanding 4-H Agent Award

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Staci Foy, UT Extension

Staci Foy (center), 4-H agent with UT Extension in Henry County, is the winner of the G.L. Carter Outstanding 4-H Agent Award. ​Also shown are Dr. Tim Cross, Dean of UT Extension (left), and Dr. Larry Arrington, UTIA Chancellor.​



KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture recently presented several awards to top faculty, staff, researchers and outreach experts. Thirty-two people were recognized at UTIA’s annual Awards and Promotions Luncheon held in early August. Many of the awards are gifts made possible by past faculty, alumni and friends of the Institute.

Staci Foy, 4-H agent with UT Extension in Henry County, is the winner of the G.L. Carter Outstanding 4-H Agent Award. Foy is also the current president of the Tennessee Association of Extension 4-H Agents.

Foy’s 4-H’ers and adult volunteers performed hundreds of hours of volunteer service last year, including preparing boxes for Operation Christmas Child, and the Helping Hands radio auction in Paris.

Foy is also active with 4-H OWLS camp each summer on Kentucky Lake. Here OWLS stands for Outdoor, Wildlife, Leadership and Service, and children learn about nature and protecting our environment. She also works with “FACE,” which stands for “Food and Cover Establishment,” a program where youth prepare food plots and habitat for small game.

In addition, Foy has been honored by the Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association for her 4-H beef program, and she has a number of youth in a horsemanship project. Foy owns three horses herself, and volunteers with Hoofbeats of Hope, a program where disabled people ride horses and benefit from the physical activity.

“We are so proud of the many talented and dedicated people working for the UT Institute of Agriculture across the state,” says UTIA Chancellor Larry Arrington. “It was an honor to recognize all these award winners for their hard work.”

The honor is named for the late G.L. Carter who had a 44-year career with Extension in Tennessee and North Carolina.

Through its mission of research, teaching and extension, the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture touches lives and provides Real. Life. Solutions. ag.tennessee.edu

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Charles Denney, 865-382-8058 (mobile), cmdenney@utk.edu

Staci Foy, 731-642-2941, sfoy@utk.edu