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Suverly to Lead WSU Extension in Okanogan County

OKANOGAN, Wash. ­ Norman Suverly, a livestock Extension educator and county Extension director from Alcona County, Mich., is the new county director for Washington State University Extension in Okanogan County.

Vickie Parker-Clark, director of WSU Extension’s northeastern district, announced the appointment today.

“Norman’s experience as a county director and regional livestock educator will allow him to quickly develop educational programs for Okanogan County citizens,” she said. “His skills also will fit nicely into the regional WSU Extension team. Since Norman grew up in rural Oregon he is familiar with the challenges that face the communities in north central Washington.” Suverly assumes his new responsibilities Monday, Aug. 14.

Suverly began his career as an Extension educator with the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension in 2001. He joined Michigan State University Extension in November 2003. There, he has been responsible for assessing the educational and research needs and coordinating and designing initiatives to meet those needs.

He holds a master’s in animal science and a bachelor’s in business administration and management from Oregon State University and is in the American Registry of Animal Scientists.

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