University of Illinois Extension

Courtney Yost
Extension Educator, Community and Economic Development
Edwards/Lawrence/Richland/Wabash/Wayne Unit
600 Cherry Lane
Lawrenceville, IL 62439
Phone: 618-943-5018
FAX: 618-943-4968
yostc@illinois.edu

Courtney Yost is a Community and Economic Development Educator for University of Illinois Extension in Unit 25 serving Edwards, Lawrence, Richland, Wabash, and Wayne Counties. Originally from Lawrence County, she has a BA degree in Communitcation Studies from Eastern Illinois Univeristy and a MA degree in Communication Studies from Colorado State University.

Her MA thesis research focused on economics, consumer purchasing power, marketing, initiatives, and material philanthropy, titled (RED) Alert: Corporate Social Responsibility, Cultural Imperialism, and Essentialism in (PRODUCT)RED.

Yost is a member of the Southeastern Illlinois Alliance, board member of the Greater Wabash Regional Planning Commission, and member of the Extension Community and Economic Development Team.

She is focused on using her educational background and working experience to improve communities with community improvement education, revolving loan fund for small businesses, shop local programs, and workforce development.

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