The UF/IFAS Jackson County Extension welcomes a new Family and Consumer Sciences agent, Stephanie Herzog. Stephanie loves to serve others and help them become the best they can be, and especially enjoys working with children and youth. Stephanie’s emphases are family resource management and health and wellness, with a focus on emergency preparedness, self-reliance, positive relationship skills, strengthening families and communities, and all aspects of mental, social, and physical health. Stephanie is excited to serve the people and communities of Jackson County!
Stephanie’s previous Extension experience was with the University of Tennessee, where she did her practicum thesis with Extension for nine months for her Master’s degree in Child & Family Studies in 2015. Stephanie helped develop, deliver, and evaluate a suicide and depression awareness training for Extension staff across Tennessee as her final project. Spending two thirds of her life in Utah, Stephanie obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in 2012 in Human Development, with a minor in Clinical Child Psychology. Stephanie has worked in mental health for five years in a variety of settings, including a crisis center, residential treatment centers for both adults and youth, the Utah State Hospital, outpatient youth clinics, and at the executive level for the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Clinical Officer of the largest community mental health company in the State of Utah.
If you have questions regarding emergency preparedness, self-reliance, food preservation, relationships, strengthening families, dealing with abuse, mental, social, or physical health, stop by the Jackson County UF/IFAS Extension Office at 2741 Pennsylvania Avenue in Marianna between the hours of 7:30 and 4:30, Monday through Friday. Phone calls at 850-482-9620 are also welcome. Visit our website at http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu for more information.