DAFVM Spotlight Employee: Latonya Ramsey

Latonya Ramsey

Latonya Ramsey

Latonya Ramsey enjoys the entire planning and implementation process involved as she leads educational programs in 4-H development, evaluates report results, and assesses local needs to develop partnerships as an MSU Extension Service agent in Jefferson Davis County.

“I love speaking with people and initiating programs with those in the community and with other partners,” she said. “My favorite memory is seeing a young 4-H’er take the gardening skills she learned in our 4-H Gardening club and turned it into a business of her own in the community. The love and support the community showed her at her launch was so exciting and heartwarming.”

Latonya chose an Extension career because she loves working to bring education to all people whether young people or adults. She looks forward to the interactions and learning something new from each person she sees.

According to Latonya, a successful Extension career requires being open to any and all suggestions, being passionate about helping people, and being a great listener.

“Being in Extension gives you the freedom to take on research and explore the world around you to find solutions to real world problems,” said Latonya. “I have greatly benefited from all the Extension training in programming that I get to bring to the people.”

A fun fact about Latonya is that she loves entering giveaways and sweepstakes. She has won a lot of cool movie memorabilia and vacations over the years.

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