Carol Hamilton

Spartanburg County 4-H Youth Development Agent
4-H Youth Development Program Team, Cherokee County Cooperative Extension Office, Spartanburg County Cooperative Extension Office

Office: 864-596-2993 ext.117
Phone: 937-707-7826


 Educational Background

M.S. Agriculture and Extension Education
The Ohio State University 2017

B.S. Food Science and Technology
The Ohio State University 2015


Carol Hamilton is the 4-H Agent in Spartanburg and Cherokee Counties. Carol and her husband are transplants from Ohio where she spent the last three years working as a Community Development Educator for the Ohio State University Extension. She grew up on the family farm, raising hogs, market beef, and traditional grain crops. Her participation in 4-H included projects ranging from market beef to nutrition, woodworking, and science. In high school, she served as a county 4-H camp counselor and later a Military Kids camp counselor.

She holds a B.S. in Food Science and Technology and an M.S. in Agriculture and Extension Education. She also spent six months studying Food Science and Crop Science in Ghana, West Africa. Her experience in Extension includes creating On-Farm research videos, directing 4-H camp, developing STEM curriculum and school enrichment programs. She is a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual and has experience working with farmers and small businesses developing HACCP plans, and safety protocol. She loves working with youth and helping them discover their true potential. Some areas of interest include agriculture and natural resource education, global and cultural development, healthy lifestyles and nutrition, and youth leadership.

 Extension and Outreach

Member of the National Association of Agriculture Educators (NAAE), National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP), National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA), and Joint Council of Extension Professionals(JCEP)


Hamilton, C. (2017) Understanding Food Labels, A website resource for consumers to learn about food labels,

Hamilton, C., Hope, M., Leeds, R., Smith, J. (2017) On-Farm Research, Video series for Agriculture and Natural Resource Educators and their clientele

Hamilton, C., Hope, M., Leeds, R., Smith, J. (2017) What’s Happening on the Farm? Video series,

Hamilton, C. (2016) Suburban Agriculture Topics, Monthly article in the Delaware Gazette, Delaware, OH


Understanding Food Labels