USU Extension Agent Honored for 37 Years of Service


USU Extension Agent Dennis Worwood was recognized last week by the Southeastern Utah Jr. Livestock Show committee for 37 years of service to Emery County. Worwood grew up in Nephi, Utah, served a mission in California and attended BYU. He married Sherry Winn in 1978. They are the parents of six sons and have 13 grandchildren.

Worwood began to work for USU Extension in 1982 where he has strengthened agriculture programs in Emery County. One of his beginning goals was to see the installation of sprinkling systems in Emery County. Though this took more years than he hoped, it is beginning to happen. Worwood also started the Russian Olive eradication program along the San Rafael River.

Worwood was recognized as a compassionate person with a proclivity for gardening. The extension service noted him as an irreplaceable civil servant and invaluable asset to Emery County.

A plaque of appreciation was presented to Worwood along with a personal “Pig Picture” painted by Kaylynn Winn and a champion pig cake. However, the biggest surprise was the naming of the stockshow barn as the “Dennis Worwood Show Barn.”

Worwood thanked the committee for the honors and acknowledged the many volunteers that had built the barn, washed racks and kept the stockshow rolling for so many years.

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