Kiersten Heckel
Educator, 4-H Youth Development
4-H Youth Development, Swine, Agricultural Communications, Agricultural Education
419 16th Street SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663

I was born and raised on a family-operated hog farm just south of Zanesville and I’m a Muskingum County 4-H alumnus. I obtained my undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University in agricultural communications and master’s degree from Texas Tech University in agricultural education. Don’t be surprised if you hear me say “y’all” or hear a twang come out when I’m talking!  I was the 4-H Educator in Trumbull County from 2013 through March of 2016 before transitioning to Tuscarawas County to be closer to family in the spring of 2016. I am a current member of the Ohio 4-H Animal Sciences Design Team with a specialization in swine. I enjoy spending time on the family farm with my corgi, Jade.