September 25, 2019 - 4:16pm --

The Ohio State University Extension recently announced the promotion of Noble County 4-H Educator Nancy Snook to Educator IV. Snook, along with 36 other Extension educators earned a promotion in rank during 2019. Each of these individuals either met or exceeded the criteria for promotion to their new rank. 

“I continue to believe that Ohio’s Extension workforce is among the best in the nation, as demonstrated by involvement in professional associations, awards and our contributions to advancing Extension work nationally,” said Roger A. Rennekamp, PhD who served as Director, of OSU Extension and Professor and Associate Dean in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences when the promotion was announced.

Snook has served as the 4-H Educator in the Noble County Office since 2003.  She has been a 4-H Educator in Ohio and Kentucky Extension service for 29 years. Snook served as the Noble County Extension Director from 2015-2018 when she was appointed to serve as an Area Leader for Noble, Belmont, Monroe & Guernsey counties.

Snook has a Master’s Degree in Agriculture Education with an emphasis in Extension Education.

She has served on the OSUE 4-H Animal Science Design Team and the State 4-H Animal Strategic Advisory Committee by appointment. She serves on the Program and Curriculum Committee of the National Youth for Quality Care of Animals and the National Quality Assurance Curriculum Committee as the appointed Ohio representative, as well as an appointed member of the Ohio Advisory Committee on Livestock Exhibitions for the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

She is also an active member of the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents; Epsilon Sigma Phi Alpha Eta Chapter and the Ohio Joint Council of Extension Professionals.

Snook is the Co-Advisor for the Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) for Shenandoah and Caldwell High School Chapters. Snook also serves as an active member of the Noble County CARES Opioid Coalition and its Education subcommittee. She is a member of the Noble County Board of Health, a member of the Noble County Family and Children First Council and a Citizens Advisory Board member for Noble Correctional Institution.  She is a member of Noble County Farm Bureau and the Noble County Cattleman’s Association.

Snook is a past Board member of the Eastern Ohio Angus Association, having served as President and chair of its Scholarship Committee.

Snook has also been named the 2018 Friend of Ohio Beef Expo by the Ohio Cattleman’s Association, received the 2013 Friend of Conservation Award from the Noble County Soil & Water Conservation District and the 2013 Outstanding Service Award from the Noble County Cattleman’s Association.

4-H is a non-formal educational, youth development program offered to individuals age 5 and in kindergarten to age 19. In 2018, Ohio 4-H had more than 557,000 participants with 762 in Noble County. Learn more at