SLO County 4-H adviser retires after 33 years

kleslie@thetribunenews.comOctober 21, 2013 

San Luis Obispo County 4-H adviser Richard Enfield retired in July after a 33-year career in 4-H management.

Enfield, originally of Irvington, N.J., is a Cal Poly agricultural sciences graduate. After his 1980 graduation, Enfield was hired as a 4-H youth development adviser with the county, according to a news release.

Since then, Enfield twice served as San Luis Obispo director of the University of California Cooperative Extension program, which focuses on connecting residents of California counties with agricultural researchers in the UC system. His first term was from 1991 to 1993, his second from 2005 until his retirement. He also served as interim UCCE director for Ventura County.

Enfield will continue working on state and national research projects on 4-H development as a “prestigious emeritus.”

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