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Larry Moorehead honored with ESP National Award for Visionary Leadership

Posted on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 9:00 am

Moore County UT Extension Agent and County Director Larry Moorehead (left) receives the Epsilon Sigma Phi National Award for Visionary Leadership from Dr. Ann Berry, the organization’s national president, during a banquet held in Idaho in early October. (Photo by Billy Warwick for Epsilon Sigma Phi)

Moore County UT Extension Agent and County Director Larry Moorehead (left) receives the Epsilon Sigma Phi National Award for Visionary Leadership from Dr. Ann Berry, the organization’s national president, during a banquet held in Idaho in early October. (Photo by Billy Warwick for Epsilon Sigma Phi)

COEUR D’ ALENE, Idaho — Moore County native Larry Moorehead — a University of Tennessee Agriculture Extension Agent and the County Director here in Lynchburg — recently returned from the National Epsilon Sigma Phi Meeting in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, where he was awarded the National Award for Visionary Leadership.

Moorehead won the state award and then proceeded to the southern region, which led him to the national honor.

Moorehead was presented the award by Dr. Ann Berry, the Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP) National President. He attended the conference Oct. 4-7 in Idaho where he met with other ESP members from around the country, attended work sessions and meetings.

The 2015 Epsilon Sigma Phi Conference was held at the Coeur d’Alene Resort. While there, members were able to attend an opening reception aboard the Spirit Shadow on Lake Coeur d’ Alene.

The two-hour cruise allowed visitors to take in a mix of scenery, local history and enjoy Idaho’s wildlife experience. The cruise itself stayed along the shoreline to allow guests to view the wildlife as well as some exquisite homes that are built along the shore, while also exploring some of the many bays found on the lake and the world’s only floating golf green.

Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP) is dedicated to fostering standards of excellence in the Extension System and developing the Extension profession and professional.

Moorehead also managed to take in as much of the agricultural diversity as he could while in the upper Midwest. Along with Idaho, he also visited Washington and Oregon, examining the farmland, cattle and crops in all three states.

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