Kathryn Shaw

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
Phone: 803-940-3190
Email: berry7@clemson.edu


 Educational Background

M. Ag. Ed. Agriculture Education
Clemson University 2012

B.S. Agriculture Education
Clemson University 2006

 Courses Taught

Welcome to 4-H: South Carolina Online Orientation Series,
South Carolina 4-H Horse Ambassador Program,
Horse Institute,
Talking Horse Tuesday,
Horse Academy


Katie Shaw serves as the Clemson University 4-H Youth Development Specialist. In this role, Katie organizes events and activities for the 4-H Horse Project, SC 4-H State Teen Council, and SC 4-H Alumni Program. Before coming into this role, she served for 12 years as the 4-H and Youth Development Agent in Laurens County.

Katie grew up in the Orangeburg County 4-H and FFA. She was a South Carolina 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. As a 4-H member, Katie represented South Carolina at the 1999 National 4-H Congress and numerous Southern Regional 4-H Horse Championships. She received her Bachelor of Science and Master’s Degree in Agriculture Education from Clemson University.

In addition to her job duties, she has served as the South Carolina 4-H Professional Association President, Vice President, Secretary, and Regional Representative. Katie is also a member of Epsilon Sigma Phi (Cooperative Extension Service Professional Fraternity), where she has served as President and Vice President. She has also served on South Carolina Farm Bureau State Young Farmer & Rancher State Committee Member.

Katie, along with her husband, was awarded the 2009 South Carolina Farm Bureau Young Farmer & Rancher Excellent in Agriculture Award and 2016 Achievement in Agriculture Award. In 2015, she also won the South Carolina Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Discussion Meet Contest. Katie was also awarded the 2016 Clemson University Alumni Award for Cooperative Extension Distinguished Public Service.

She has worked with 4-H horse project members to win over ten national titles in equine educational contests for South Carolina. Katie has developed new programs for the 4-H horse project like Horse Institute, a self-paced online equine studies course, to help strengthen the general horse knowledge of the 4-H members. She has also supported existing programs like the 4-H Horse Ambassador Program to give teens a way to serve as a leader in the project.

Katie lives on the farm with her husband (Jimmie Lee) and two daughters (Ellie and Liza) in Newberry, SC. They enjoy raising and showing various animal species, including meat goats, beef cattle, swine, and horses.