National Association of County Agricultural Agents Award
Mary Carol Sheffield Receives the Distinguished Service Award
Mary Carol Sheffield recently received the 2017 Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of County Agriculture Agents during their Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference held in Salt Lake City, UT. This award is given to Agents with more than 10 years of service in Cooperative Extension and have exhibited excellence in the field of Extension Education. This award is only presented to 2% of the County Extension Educators in Georgia each year.
Sheffield provides leadership to all program areas with a special focus on urban agriculture. Mary Carol develops and implements programming for farmers, homeowners, urban agriculture professionals, and youth. Mary Carol has played an extensive role in raising awareness of soil and water conservation habits in the region and has been recognized by her peers for innovative programming related to water conservation, agricultural literacy and urban forestry.