Welcome to Teresa Adell

New 4-H Educator Joins Cornell Cooperative Extension


Cornell Cooperative Extension Schoharie and Otsego Counties’ Executive Director Don Smyers announced that Teresa Adell has joined the staff as a 4-H Program Subject Educator at the organization’s Cobleskill office. In her youth development role, she will be working with Schoharie County youth, parents, and leaders. 4-H helps youth reach their fullest potential by providing fun hands-on learning opportunities in a non-formal educational environment. Community clubs, camps, after-school programs, and trips are de­signed to engage children and youth in three mission areas: science, technology, engineering, and mathe­matics (STEM); healthy living; and citizenship.

You could say Teresa “bleeds GREEN”! Teresa started in 4-H when she was a teenager and showed her horse at the Delaware County Fair. When her sons became old enough to join 4-H she started the Otego Helping Hands 4-H Club. For the past 10 years, Teresa has been the Martin Hall 4-H Superintendent (The QUEEN of Martin Hall) at the Otsego County Fair. She also coordinates the Annual 4-H County Presentations in Morris, the Family Consumer Science Committee, Consumer Science Clinics, and annual Focus on Careers event and 4-H bus trip. Teresa served on the 4-H Program Advisory Committee as a member and as the Chairperson and served as the 4-H Program Director on the CCE Board of Directors in 2015. This year Teresa will be recognized for 25 years of     4-H leadership.

In addition to her volunteer work with 4-H, Teresa is active in her community. In October 2012 she was the recipient of the Butternut Valley Grange Community Service Award. She was recognized for her community service in the Gilbertsville Baptist Church and the Otego Library. Most recently, Teresa operated the Adell Day Care which she started 25 years ago in her home. 

Last updated April 24, 2017