Dana Raker, Holden Image News Editor, has been recognized by the Johnson County Extension for her outstanding contributions and support of its programs.
The recognition is part of the University of Missouri Extension’s Leaders honor roll program which honors outstanding University of Missouri Extension community leaders who have excelled in supporting or co-teaching, named programs.
Selection is based on community leadership efforts which support the University of Missouri Extension’s strategic direction and program priorities to: enhance economic viability, build strong individuals, families, and communities and create and sustain healthy environments.
The basis for her achievement reads as follows: Dana is the Editor of the Holden Image.
As editor, Dana is always willing and supportive of assisting in sharing Extension programs and the success of program participants.
Sharing information regarding our programs (whether it is a cattle feeding workshop, bee workshop), our services (soil sampling, feed testing), or recognizing the 4-H kids and volunteers through their special events and awards and recognition, has made her a great partner in sharing information and recognizing the youth in our community.
Image publisher John Roberts echoed the Extension’s award to Dana saying is very deserving.
“Dana was born and raised in Holden. She takes particular joy in anything which uplifts the lives of those surrounding her. “The Extension does much the same thing across the state so I think it’s fitting for Dana to receive this honor from a such an organization.”
Dana was one of three individuals in the county to be so honored.
The others were Sandra Streit and Barie Krewson.
The Johnson County Extension wrote the following about the pair:
Sandra is serving the last of her second term on the Extension Council, although she served two terms prior to her current standing.
She has presided as Chair of this governing board the past two years and was recently selected to serve on the state-wide Extension advisory council.
She was just elected Treasurer of the Council for the 21-22 year.
Sandra previously served as a club leader for the Chilhowee Indians 4-H Club when her children were growing up through 4-H.
Her leadership and support of activities in Johnson County is appreciated by the Extension Council, the faculty and staff of the local Extension, and the community.
Barie is a long-time 4-H member and leader for Johnson County.
She also serves as the secretary to the Johnson County Livestock Committee which is instrumental in allowing 4-H members and other area youth, to showcase their animal projects for the year.
Leading efforts to pivot activities during the pandemic, she was still able to provide a livestock show and sale benefiting Johnson County youth.
The new honorees each year are typically recognized at the Extension Council’s Annual Meeting and Banquet.
Due to COVID restrictions this year, they will be recognized individually as the environment allows.
Sandra was presented her award at the Extension Council meeting on February 22 and arrangements are pending for Barie and Dana.
The “Thank you” is no less important in the contributions made to the University of Missouri Extension-Johnson County.