Shelby Williams Begins Duties as Cass County Youth Coordinator

Shelby Williams

Shelby Williams, of Adair, is no stranger to the Iowa 4-H program, and that knowledge will serve her well as she steps into her new role as the Youth Programs Coordinator at Cass County Extension. Williams began her roles as Cass County Youth Coordinator on January 30th, and has jumped right in to working with youth, parents and volunteers across the county. The Youth Program Coordinator role is a Full time position, with responsibility for youth outreach programming and 4-H program management in Cass County.  Williams replaces Beth Irlbeck, who held the position for the past three and a half years.
Shelby grew up on a small family farm in Pella, Iowa where her family raised hogs and had a cow-calf operation. She was very active in both 4-H and FFA throughout school, and exhibited swine and beef at the Marion County Fair. In her junior year of high school, her family moved to Adair, where she graduated from Adair-Casey High School in May 2013. Her first year of college was spent at Southwestern Community College where she played women’s golf. She was then offered a golf scholarship to play at Northwest Missouri State University, so she transferred to Maryville, and recently graduated from Northwest in December of 2016 with a Bachelors of Science in Agricultural Science.
“Working with children and agriculture have always been passions of mine,” shares Williams. “I’m looking forward to being a part of the Cass County Extension and 4-H program, and I cannot wait to see where this next adventure takes me.”
Please stop by the Cass County Extension Office at 805 W. 10th Street in Atlantic and welcome Shelby to her new position.  She is available to answer questions you may have regarding 4-H and youth programming as well as providing information on resources available through Iowa State University Extension in Cass County.  Shelby can also be reached by calling the Cass County Extension Office at 712-243-1132, or by email at

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