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Family & Consumer Sciences - Meet Your Agent

Martha Maddox

Hi! I am Martha Maddox, the Alachua County Family and Consumer Science Agent IV.  Extension, Agriculture, Family and Consumer Science (Home Economics) and 4-H has always been an important part of my life.  I grew up in the Arkansas 4-H program and proud to be a fifth generation 4-H family.  I graduated from Harding University with a Master’s Degree in Home Economics Education and Arkansas State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Vocational Agriculture.

My work experiences:  Agriculture teacher for 2 years, University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Sharp County for 12 years as 4-H/FCS/Community Development Agent and University of Florida IFAS Extension Sumter County for 20 years as FCS/4-H Agent and FCS/Food Systems Agent before accepting the job in Alachua County as FCS Agent.

My program areas include:  Nutrition, Wellness: conducting programs in Diabetes, Food Modification, Cardiovascular, Farmers Markets and Herbs.  Food Safety:  food preservation, preparation and handling, local food and farm tours.  Financial Management and Wellness:  Money Matters Educational Programs and Florida Master Money Mentors.

I believe in the Extension Mission and working together as a TEAM to make a difference in an individual’s life and Making The Best Better with any task or program we undertake!







Martha Maddox

UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County
22712 W Newberry Road
Newberry, FL 32669