Torey Earle

Extension Specialist for 4-H Youth Development, STEM Programs

Torey Earle earned his BS in Agricultural Engineering Technology from Murray State University in 1990. He immediately started working on his MS in Agriculture from Murray (which he completed in 1998). He started his career in Extension in 1993 as an Assistant Extension Agent for 4-H Agriculture with the University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service in McNairy County. In mid 1995, he was offered a position with the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service as a 4-H Youth Development Agent in McCracken County. Focusing primarily on Leadership, Communication and Agricultural and Mechanical Sciences, he also started McCracken County’s first 4-H Shooting Sports program in 1996. This program currently has over 100 active members in addition to 20 – 25 volunteer leaders. In 2007, Torey took on a new role as the first 4-H Agent for Science, Engineering and Technology in the Kentucky 4-H Program. He is housed in the UK College of Engineering Extended Campus program in Paducah, KY and currently serving multiple roles conducting school enrichment programs, outreach, volunteer and professional development related to the 4-H SET initiative. In addition, he works in conjunction with the UK College of Engineering, to help facilitate and advise for the Project Lead the Way pre-engineering curriculum for middle and high schools.

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