DAFVM Spotlight Employee: Lisa Stewart

When Lisa Stewart was in Webster County 4-H as a kid, she never imagined she would one day be responsible for the same program.

Stewart serves as the MSU Extension Service county coordinator in Webster County. She works with a family and consumer sciences agent to provide educational programs in agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer education, 4-H youth development, and enterprise and community resource development.

Before working for MSU, Stewart worked at the Bentonia Pest Management Association. She monitored insect populations and conducted a variety of research projects while there.

Stewart became interested in her current job because of her love for 4-H.
“I was a member of the Webster County 4-H Livestock Club during junior high school,” she said. “When I saw the position for 4-H Agent in Leake County, I had to apply for it. That is how I ended up where I am now.”

Stewart said that her job can be a challenge, but the reward of helping others is always worth the effort.

“Sometimes the stress level is high,” she said. “When people call with concerns, they would like an answer ‘right now.’ Also, several activities going on at one time can be a challenge. The fact that I am improving people’s lives on a daily basis is pretty awesome.”

In her spare time, Stewart enjoys spending time with her two daughters and her horses.

Editor's note: The Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine Spotlight Employee profiles are provided by the Office of Agricultural Communications at Mississippi State. For more information, please click here.

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