Deb Barrett is currently a Senior Extension Educator with nearly 25 years of service to Michigan State University. She has experience working with 4-H Youth Development, volunteer management and for the last ten years has specialized in career exploration and workforce development; co-authoring both national and state curriculum.
Dr. Bo Beaulieu is professor of rural and regional development with the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University. He is the former director of the Purdue Center for Regional Development and former Assistant Director of the Purdue Extension Community Development program.
Sadie Lackey serves as the Program Assistant for Agricultural Youth Program at the USDA. Sadie is a recent graduate of the University of Georgia where she studied agricultural communication. She has a strong background in agricultural leadership, communication and education from participating in a number of internships and extracurricular activities.
Torey Powell current serves the National Coordinator, Agricultural Youth Programs. Torey has served as a strategic partnership and community development professional with USDA since 2014 with a specific focus on developing and implementing a local, regional, and national outreach and engagement strategies.
Carolyn (Carol) Wetuski serves as a Community Support Specialist in the USDA Rural Development Innovation Center with 20 years of service with USDA Rural Development. She has spent the past 14 years focused in community economic development and is the lead for the Innovation Center Rural Workforce Innovation Network.