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Who We Are

Jackson County Extension provides science-based information and expertise to help citizens of Jackson County make informed decisions.  Extension is a partnership between:

  • STATE – University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
  • COUNTY – Jackson County Board of County Commission
  • FEDERAL – United States Department of Agriculture

Operating as part of the University’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Extension serves each of the state’s sixty-seven counties by providing information and conducting educational programs on issues such as sustainable agriculture, competitiveness in world markets, natural resource conservation, energy conservation, food safety, child and family development, consumer credit counseling, and youth development


(850) 482-9620

Physical and Mailing Address 2741 Penn Ave. Suite 3 Marianna, FL 32448

Hours Monday - Friday 7:30am – 4:30 pm Central

Fax  (850) 482-9287

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Our Staff

Extension Agents

Doug Mayo
County Extension Director, Livestock & Forage Agent
Specialties:  Cattle & Forage Management, Recreational Fishing Ponds

Ethan Carter
Regional Crop IPM Agent
Specialties: Peanut, cotton, other row crops, Pest Management, Pesticide Training

Michael Young
4-H Agent
Specialties:  Volunteer Management, Youth Life Skill Development

Terri Keith
Family & Consumer Sciences
Specialties:  Housing, Money Management, Food, Nutrition, & Health


Abbey Payne
Horticulture Agent
Specialties:  Fruit & Vegetable Crops, Turf and Landscaping, Master Gardener Coordinator

Support Staff

Terri Hardin
Office Manager and Livestock Program Assistant


Beth Krzes
4-H Program Assistant

Liz Jackson
Administrative Assistant for Crop & Horticulture Programs

Open Position

Administrative Assistant for FCS Program & Room Reservations