Utah State University's Cooperative Extension Service honored two longtime workers in the program recently.
Madge Guymon of Huntington, Emery County, was presented the 1990 "Friend of Extension" award during a special awards banquet program of the 1990 USU Extension Annual Conference.The award is given each year by Extension and Epsilon Sigma Phi to a person who has provided extraordinary service to neighbors, community and the state of Utah in working with Extension for common goals, said R. Paul Larsen, vice president and director of USU Cooperative Extension.
Guymon is a mother of five and grandmother of 27. All the children participated in 4-H. Besides serving as a 4-H leader, Guymon is a member of the Home Economics Advisory Council. She is also active in the Utah Farm bureau.
Grant M. Esplin, an Extension professor and area livestock specialist, was recognized for 45 years of service.
Larsen said Esplin, who joined USU in 1946, is the only extension agent from Utah to serve as president of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents.
In addition to his work as area livestock specialist, Esplin is the southwest area coordinator and the Beaver County agent for the Utah Cooperative Extension Service. The southwest area includes Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane, Millard, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier, Washington and Wayne counties.