The Marion County Cooperative Extension Office has been short-staffed for much of the year, but since July 2, all three extension agent positions have been filled. The county's family and consumer science extension agent is Lizzie Spalding, 23. Spalding was born and raised in Marion County. She grew up on her family's farm in Calvary, where they had a dairy and raised tobacco. She was also involved in 4-H when she was growing up.
"I went to 4-H camp until I was too old and they said I couldn't do it anymore," Spalding said.