Sheridan County 4-H Extension Assistant named

Melissa MatulkaMelissa Matulka has been appointed 4-H/youth development extension assistant for Sheridan County. The appointment was announced by Jay Jenkins, Extension Educator and Unit Leader in Cherry County. Matulka began her duties June 23 and will be based in the Sheridan County Extension Office at Rushville, telephone 308-327-2312.

Her responsibilities will include implementing educational programming in 4-H and youth development in Sheridan County and working with other Extension 4-H Assistants and Educators in delivering 4-H programming and youth educational opportunities in the northern Panhandle.
Matulka has a bachelor's degree in animal science (equine option) and agribusiness (banking and finance option) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She graduated in May. Her work experience includes internships with Saunders County 4-H, First State Bank in Lincoln, and with the Nebraska Equine Extension program.

A Thedford native, she was involved at UNL as an Animal Science Ambassador, National Agri-Marketing Association marketing team member, Equestrian Team member, and had leadership roles in the Alpha Zeta Ag Fraternity, the Block and Bridle Club, and the program council for the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Week. She was a member of the Thomas County 4-H program for nine years, participating in numerous projects, and was a Junior Leader. She also modeled at the Nebraska State Fair.