Erin Thomasson received honors at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture Awards and Promotion Luncheon in Knoxville, on August 2. Thomasson was recognized at the awards/promotion program by being promoted to UT Extension Agent Level Two. She has worked as Extension Agent Level One in the area of 4-H Youth Development for UT Extension in Grundy County since January 2015. Since that time, She has been extremely active in promoting UT Extension educational programs and encouraging local 4-H Youth to “Make the Best Better.”
Thomasson is from Warren County, and currently resides in Monteagle, with her husband, Josh, and their two children, Brantley and Gunner. She has a Master’s Degree from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga in Education and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Middle Tennessee State University. She worked for the public school system as a teacher in Warren County, as well as the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation before coming to work for UT Extension in Grundy County.
Thomasson has a heart for the youth in Grundy County and it shows by her work ethic and program efforts. She was most recently recognized at the Tennessee Association of Extension 4-H Workers annual conference by her peers with the George S. Foster Outstanding 4-H Agent Award in May 2019. She works hand-in-hand with 4-H volunteer leaders and co-workers to train 4-H youth judging teams, outdoor meat cookery teams, 4-H archery teams, consumer decision making teams, and many more. She is a certified archery instructor and has also chaired and co-chaired several 4-H junior and junior high camps. Thomasson has written several grants and assisted in local fundraising campaigns to obtain more than $20,000 specifically for 4-H youth programming efforts in Grundy County.