Area Leader; and Educator, 4-H Youth Development
4-H Youth Development Educator

Kathy Bruynis is the Extension Area Leader, Area 22 and 4-H Youth Development Educator in Highland County. She oversees the Area 22 Extension operations which consists of Adams, Brown and Clermont County and various youth development programs in Highland County.  Kathy is a graduate of Hillsboro High School; received an Associates of Applied Science in Agriculture Production from Southern State Community College; a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Wilmington College and an MBA from Tiffin University. Kathy was a 10 year 4-H member and was involved in Junior Leadership, Jr. Fairboard and Farm Bureau Youth in Highland County. She was also a twenty-year advisor prior to coming to OSU Extension, Highland County.

4-H prepares youth for success by providing them with the life and leadership skills.  Kathy’s focus is Teen Leadership including Junior Leadership, Camp Counselors, and 4-H Awareness teams.

Other programming includes: 

Real Money, Real World, an OSU Extension signature program that gives middle and high school students an understanding of how current income and life choices affect future income. Participants lean how much to expect to pay for housing, transportation, childcare, and how to balance “wants” and “needs.”  This program is offered at Bright Local, Hillsboro, Lynchburg and Fairfield School districts.

Rural Safety Education, Youth Quality Assurance, Adult Pork Quality Assurance and ServSafe Food Safety certification.

Kathy enjoys spending time with family and traveling.