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Carol Nansel

Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development

Picture of Carol Nansel

Picture of Carol Nansel

Carol came to Shenandoah County in 1984 with extensive experience as a 4-H member, 4-H All Star, IFYE and a 4-H volunteer. Today, Carol manages a large 4-H program that is grounded in the fundamentals of a strong volunteer base, strong community clubs, active 4-H All Star chapter, day and resident camps, local competitions, judging teams, 4-H project work, cloverbud and teen programs, interstate and international exchanges, an afterschool 4-H program, achievement night recognition and a large 4-H/FFA livestock program. Her signature work has been with international programs, including the recent addition of a program developed with partners in the Dominican Republic.


  • Virginia Tech, B.S. in Management, Housing and Family Development, 1980

Positions within VCE - Shenandoah County

  • Extension Agent, 4-H, 1984 – present
    Unit Coordinator, 1997-2003 and 2004-2007
    Acting Unit Coordinator, 1995-1997

Major Awards

  • 2009 – State Outstanding Individual, ESP
  • 2008 – State International Service, ESP
  • 2007 – National World Citizenship in 4-H Youth Development, NAE4-HA
  • 2007 – Sustained International Program Excellence State Team, States 4-H International Exchange Program
  • 2006 – NW District VCE Programming Award – New Initiative
  • 2006 – NW District VCE Programming Team Award – ELC’s
  • 2004 – Hall of Fame inductee, Virginia Chapter of 4-H All Stars
  • 2003 – State Mid-Career Award, ESP
  • 2002 – Distinguished Service Award, NAE4-HA
  • 2000 – Outstanding NW District Agent Working with 4-H Volunteers, VAA4-HVL
  • 1994 – C. Dean Allen Award for Excellence in 4-H All Star and International Programs, VA 4-H All Stars
  • 1993 – State International Service, ESP