Carroll County 4-H Agent Kenny Herndon is the recipient of the 2014 Alice Ann Moore Outstanding 4-H Agent Award. He received the award at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture Awards and Promotions Luncheon August 1 on the campus of the University of Tennessee. The award was established by former State 4-H Program Director Alice Ann Moore.
Herndon began his career as 4-H Agriculture Agent in Dyer County. He transferred to Carroll County to work in 4-H. Following a statewide restaffing in 2001, Herndon worked in Gibson County serving in both 4-H and adult agriculture (row crop and livestock production, homeowner calls and master gardener county coordinator). Herndon transferred back to Carroll County in 2004.
Herndon is on the State 4-H Shooting Sports Committee, is a nationally certified 4-H shotgun instructor - training volunteer leaders throughout the state to coach 4-H shotgun teams, serves as chairman for the State 4-H Shotgun Shoot, Is an NRA certified range safety officer and NRA certified shotgun coach.
Herndon is also a certified American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED instructor. He assists in training extension agents in west Tennessee and individuals locally in first aid and CPR. Herndon serves as a mentor for newly hired 4-H agents. He also writes energy education programs for other 4-H agents to use in classroom settings. Herndon was named as special project adviser of the year in 2012 in the Tennessee Energy Education Program. He was part of the committee that selected the top three sites for consideration of the new West Tennessee 4-H Camp. He has also served on various regional and state committees. Herndon is most proud of the partnerships between 4-H and other organizations, teachers, school officials and volunteer leaders which offers opportunities for the 4-H members in Carroll County to compete at the regional, state, and national levels in various activities.
Herndon is a graduate of Trigg County High School in Cadiz, Ky. He received his Bachelors of Science and Master’s Degree from Murray State University.