Steve Hucks

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

Office: Lancaster
Phone: 803-745-5004
Email: chucks@clemson.edu
Personal Website: http://www.clemson.edu/lancaster

 

 Educational Background

B.S. Computer Programming
Winthrop University 1993

B.S. Business
Winthrop University 1993

 Profile

Mr. Hucks' responsibilities are 4-H Youth Development in Lancaster County. He also serves on the 4-H Leadership Committee, Youth Livestock Steering Committee, State Poultry Committee, Shooting Sports Committee, Record Book Committee and serves as Program Director for the Catawba Nation Youth Mentoring Program.

Within Lancaster County, Mr. Hucks coordinates community clubs through the assistance of wonderful volunteers, various project areas and implements school enrichment programs. When not implementing 4-H Programming you can usually find him on the family farm or behind his camera.

Notable accomplishments for 2020-2022 include:
• Part of the Midlands Region Agents that created and implemented “4-H@Home”, a virtual program rolled out two days following COVID closures to provide daily hands-on lessons for youth who were now studying remotely. This program reached over 2,500 youth across 46 states and 8 countries. 4-H@Home and our team went on to win the 2020 NACAA National Award for Learning Modules.
• Part of the Team to implement the Clemson University- Youth Academy of Livestock Learning (CU-YALL). In response to cancellation of Fall Livestock Shows and Events, this program was created to provide an educational resource for our youth. Over 2000 youth from across the country were provided learning modules for 6 species (Beef, Dairy, Poultry, Rabbit, Small Ruminant (sheep and goats) and Swine). The series was culminated with a Knowledge College Quiz Bowl, along with interactive presentations and Barn Tours.
• Even in the midst of the COVID School Closures, Lancaster County 4-H provided a study of Life Cycles through our Embryology Project. All lessons were converted to virtual, videos produced and shared with teachers, who in turn shared with the students to help meet the standards for the grade level. Over 1200 students in Lancaster County were engaged in this opportunity.