The UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County has a new 4-H Youth Development Intern, Sarah Cox. Sarah joined the extension in February 2019, assisting Nancy Moores with whatever she needs and learning how each club works. She graduated from Crystal River High School in 2009, and was a substitute teacher in Citrus County before switching gears to follow her passion for agriculture. Growing up in an agricultural family with a love of all livestock, helped her reach the decision to be an Extension agent.
Just last week she journeyed to Tallahassee, representing Hernando County’s 4-H program at the Capitol. Here kids from across the state gave their speeches to members of the Senate expressing the importance of 4-H to them. Other events Sarah will be assisting with is the Hernando County Fair and the Area West Horse Show April 27, 2019. She will also assist with the May district event that showcases all the public speaking blue ribbon winners in the county. When asked what her favorite part of her position is, she said, “educating the community about being an agent.”
Cox is set to graduate in August 2019. The upcoming Beef Cattle Workshop on June 2, 2019, is her Capstone Project. This workshop is open to children ages 8 and up in Hernando, Sumter, and Pasco counties. The event will provide hands on learning and education in regards to selection and nutrition, as well as how to find sponsorships.
Currently Sarah is attending the Plant City campus of the University of Florida obtaining her degree in Agricultural Education and Communication. After she graduates in August 2019, she plans to pursue her Master’s degree at North Carolina State. Her goal is to become an Extension agent. To learn more about UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County please check out their website. http://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/hernando/