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On September 20, 2021, the Greene County Board of County Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution expressing appreciation for 28 years of service by Shenile Ford to the County of Greene. Shenile Ford, Greene County Cooperative Extension Director, retired in May of 2021.


Ford became Greene County’s extension director in 2010. As such, she was responsible for community development and some family and consumer sciences programming.

“Throughout my 10 years as a county director, I have had a chance to work in Greene County with some awesome leaders and stakeholders. I had a chance to assist in improving county policies, establish the Greene Community Garden, Elaney Woods Farmer’s Market, and be a member of various county and state boards. I have met some great and inspiring people in Greene County and at NC State University and NC A&T State University. My staff over the years have been great to work with and have contributed to numerous impacts in the communities of Greene County. I appreciate all the support that I have received during my career and it is my hope that Greene County Cooperative Extension will continue to be a stellar organization improving the lives of Greene County residents,” Ford said to The Standard newspaper.

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