Cooperative Extension Honors Don Tanner For Quarter Century

Potter County Today

dontannerPenn State Cooperative Extension Director Don Tanner has been honored for 25 years of service to the organization. Tanner, who serves Potter, McKean and Cameron counties, was recognized during a ceremony at the Nittany Lion Inn, State College. Dr. Bruce McPherson, dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences, presented him with a plaque from Penn State President Graham Spanier.

A native of Turtlepoint, Tanner was an extension educator in Schuylkill County and came to McKean Couty in 1989 to serve as 4-H youth development coordinator. He has been involved in economic and community development, strategic planning, leadership development and youth education.

“I have one of the best jobs there is, because I can see first-hand how we are helping people to learn, achieve and meet new expectations,” Tanner said. Despite budget limitations and consolidation, he said, local branches of Cooperative Extension have found a way to broaden their mission and adapt to changing times.

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