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Sabrina Schirtzinger, the new county extension agent, inspects a pine tree on Newark Road to determine why it and others around it are dying.
Sabrina Schirtzinger, the new county extension agent, inspects a pine tree on Newark Road to determine why it and others around it are dying. (Photo by Pamela Schehl) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
June 26, 2013 12:10 pm EDT

 

MOUNT VERNON — Sabrina Schirtzinger is the newest addition to the staff at the Knox County Ohio State University Extension Office. Her responsibilities include issues concerning livestock and horticulture. She is also involved with the Farmers Market and helps the commodities groups at the fair.

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Schirtzinger was a member of 4-H and FFA in her hometown of Johnstown and has a bachelor’s degree in agriculture education.

Although she admitted she will miss the kids she used to teach, Schirtzinger said she likes getting to meet new people all the time in her new job. She likes teaching them about agriculture and helping them with whatever they want to do, whether it’s working with their trees or their plants or whatever.

“I also like that there is a variety of things to do,” she said, “Each day is different.”

“There are also more opportunities for advancement,” she added.

OSU did the preliminary screening and selected two applicants to interview in Knox County.

County extension director John Barker said members from the community as well as the extension advisory committee interviewed the two candidates for the position.

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