South Carolina 4-H Youth Development Specialist
4-H Youth Development Program Team, Sandhill Research and Education Center
Office: Clemson Sandhill Research and Education, 900 Clems
M. Ag. Ed. Agriculture Education
Clemson University 20
B.S. Agriculture Education
Clemson University 2006
Welcome to 4-H: South Carolina Online Orientation Series,
South Carolina 4-H Horse Ambassador Program,
Katie Shaw currently serves as the South Carolina 4-H Youth Development Specialist. She coordinates the horse program, SC 4-H State Teen Council and alumni & support program. Katie served as the Laurens County 4-H and Youth Development Agent in Laurens County from 2006-2017. She grew up in Orangeburg County 4-H and FFA. She was a SC 4-H Presidential Tray Winner, SC FFA Equine Proficiency Award Winner and two time Paso Fino Horse Association National Youth Champion in Equitation and Fino. She received her Bachelor of Science and Master’s Degree in Agriculture Education. In addition to her duties, she is currently serving as the SCAE4-HA Past President and ESP Vice President. She has also served in the past in numerous SCAE4-HA officer positions (vice president, secretary & treasurer) and SC Farm Bureau Young Farmer & Rancher State Committee Member. Katie along with her husband was award 2009 South Carolina Farm Bureau Young Farmer & Rancher Excellent in Agriculture Award and 2016 South Carolina Farm Bureau Achievement in Agriculture. In 2015, Katie also won the South Carolina Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Discussion Meet Contest.
The Laurens County 4-H Program offers a wide range of programs based on the needs and wants of the county as determined by the Laurens County Extension Advisory Committee, Laurens County 4-H Volunteer Advisory Council, and Laurens County 4-H Teen Council . The program includes numerous animal projects, leadership projects, school enrichment programs, a strong collection of traditional 4-H clubs and much more. Through partnership in programs like Team Ecology (an ecology education program for all 711 third grade students in Laurens County), Laurens County 4-H is working to increase our impact on the youth in county.
In the past 9 years Laurens County 4-H has been honored with 1 Presidential Tray Winner, 5 National 4-H Congress Attendees, 3 National 4-H Conference Attendees, 5 4-H’ers serve on Teen Council, State 4-H Dairy Judging Winners, State 4-H Livestock Winners, State 4-H Forestry Winners, State 4-H Demonstration Winner and much more.
Katie live with her husband and two daughters in Newberry, SC. She is always looking forward for what the future might hold for South Carolina 4-H.