Sarah Farley

Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development

Sarah Farley serves as the 4-H Extension Agent in the in the City of Virginia Beach. Sarah grew up in the Pennsylvania 4-H program and was heavily involved in livestock and leadership projects. She studied Animal Sciences and expanded interests in business, life sciences, and international agriculture. After a few years in sales, Sarah completed a Masters degree to pursue a career in Cooperative Extension. In early 2018, Sarah relocated to Virginia Beach to lead the Virginia Beach 4-H program. 

Education:

2017 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, Master of Science, Agriculture and Life Sciences

2013 The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, Bachelor of Science, Animal Sciences, Business Management Option
Minors in Agribusiness Management and International Agriculture

Experience:

  • 2018 - Present - 4-H Extension Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension 
  • 2017 - 2018 - Agriculture Entrepreneurship Extension Educator, Penn State Extension
  • 2015 - Commerical Insurance Agent, Nationwide Insurance 
  • 2013-2014 - Sales Representative, Dow AgroSciences

Professional Associations:

  • Virginia Association of Extension (VAE4-HA) - District Director
  • Virginia Extension Service Association (VESA)
  • National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA)
  • National Association of County Agriculture Agents (NACAA)
  • Virginia Association of Agricultural Extension Agents (VAAEA)

Awards/Honors:

  • 2019 Virginia 4-H Program Innovation Award - Hand + Seed: Growing Urban Entrepreneurs 
  • 2019 VAE4-HA Mini-Grant Award

Certifications:

  • 2019 Master 4-H Camp Director Certified 
  • 2019 Beef Quality Assurance Trainer
  • 2019 Youth Mental Health First Aid USA Certified
  • 2018 Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) Trainer
  • 2018 SYFS, Level 1 Facilitator

Sarah Farley, Virginia Beach Cooperative Extension Service

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  • (757) 385-8153
  • sfarley@vbgov.com
  • 2449 Princess Anne Road
    Building #14, Room 216
    Virginia Beach, VA 23456