Extension staff hosts farewell reception

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Mississippi County Extension staff members hosted a reception for Chairman Dave Freeze who is taking a position in Paragould with the Greene County Extension Service. Pictured are, from left: Pam Pruett, Ray Benson, Torya Woods, Dave Freeze, Louise Williams and Belinda Weaver.

Town Crier News Staff

The Mississippi County Extension Service staff hosted a reception Tuesday, April 9, for Dave Freeze, who will be assuming new duties at the Greene County Extension office.

Co-workers all agreed it was a sad farewell but they wished Freeze the best in his new position.

Freeze has been with Mississippi County Extension Service for 23 years. He said he will miss his co-workers but is looking forward to working with 4-H, Master Gardeners and farmers in Greene County.

Mississippi County Extension Agent Ray Benson, who will be serving as interim chair, presented Freeze with a plaque and well wishes from the staff.

"You will be missed," Benson said.

Benson expressed his appreciation to Freeze for his years of service to the county.

Freeze is originally from Springfield, Mo., where there is a lot of beef cattle. In his new position in Greene County, he will be working with the 4-H program and supporting more livestock programs. He will be the only agronomist in the county.

"There is only one cotton farmer in Greene County but there are a lot of rice, soybean and corn producers," Freeze said. "They have a good Master Gardner program and are part of Mississippi County training cluster."

Friends and family dropped in throughout the afternoon to say goodbye and offer their well wishes to Freeze.

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