The Ellsworth American reports UMaine Extension presents annual awards

The Ellsworth American reported University of Maine Cooperative Extension presented three awards at the annual meeting of the Hancock County Extension Association Thursday, Sept. 27. The 2018 Leadership in Action Award for a local nonprofit was give to Kitty Barbee, representing Eastern Maine Development Corp. (EMDC), the largest economic development district in Maine. EMDC has partnered with UMaine Extension on business conferences, consultations and workshops, the article states. The 2018 Annette Valenoti Leadership in Action Award was given to Dorcas Corrow and Eva Eicher of Sweet Haven Harvest for Hunger Farm in Seal Cove. Over the last eight years, they have grown and donated almost six tons of fresh produce to community members in need, according to the article. Alia Parsons of Bucksport received the 2018 4-H Youth Leadership in Action Award. Parsons has held many leadership positions in and outside of 4-H, and supports and participates in many Hancock County 4-H programs, The Ellsworth American reported.