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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences

Educator, 4-H Youth Development
4-H Volunteerism and Community Clubs, 4-H In-School Enrichment

Beth Smith is the Mahoning County 4-H Youth Development Educator. Beth grew up on a family Jersey dairy farm in Mahoning County. In her professional background, Beth holds a Bachelor’s of Music Education from the University of Mount Union and a Master’s degree in education with emphasis on instruction and curriculum design from the University of Phoenix and Kent State University. She taught elementary/middle school band and elementary general music. Beth also has many years of business management experience. The position as 4-H Educator brings together all her many skills; working with and teaching children; designing, planning, and implementing a course of action; analyzing programs; taking action to improve the opportunities and expanding the strengths; and working with others to create an effective team.