2017-10-12 / Front Page

Ida M. Jackson joins Extension team as County’s FACS Agent

JACKSON JACKSON The Wilkes County Extension office has welcomed Ida M. Jackson, Wilkes County FACS Agent, as the newest member of the local team. The public is invited to attend a reception for the introduction of the county’s newest extension professionals on Monday, October 23, from 4-6 p.m. at the Wilkes County Extension Office conference room on the bottom floor of the courthouse.

Jackson has years of experience working with families and communities through outreach. Her educational background includes a BS in Criminal Justice from Clarke-Atlanta University and an MA in School and Career Counseling from Walden University. She will focus on program areas to include financial capability, food safety and preservation, positive development for individuals, families, and communities.

The Family and Consumer Science (FACS) Program in Wilkes County is a re-emerging program area. FACS programming includes the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and provides educational opportunities to address the needs of Wilkes County’s population. County needs are a basis of healthy living, clinical care, social and economic factors, and physical environment. The focus of the program is to offer extended community services to Wilkes county citizens for positive family development and healthier families.

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