Stacy Woodyard has over two decades of experience with University of Illinois Extension, serving as County Director in Clark, Crawford and Edgar counties since November of 2010. Woodyard began her career in Extension in October 1997 as the Community Worker, Youth and Family, in Edgar County. She later served as the unit's 4-H Youth Development Educator from May 2001 to May 2008. She served as interim 4-H Youth Development Educator in the Vermilion County Unit from October 2007 through May 2008 and began as County Director for the Vermilion Unit in June 2008.
Woodyard earned a master of science degree in family and consumer sciences in 2001 and a bachelor of science in home economics - family services in 1992 from Eastern Illinois University. Woodyard was also a graduate of the Paris Area Future Leaders program in 2002.
Woodyard is a member of the Alpha Nu chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi and is currently serving as President, a former member of Illinois Extension Professionals for Youth Education (IEPYE) and the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA). Regionally, Woodyard has served or currently serves on the 4-H Memorial Camping Association Board of Directors, Regional Advisory Committee, 4-H Equine Challenge Committee, Illinois 4-H State Llama Show Committee, the statewide Computer and Technology Advisory Committee, Field Staff Executive Advisory Committee, Human Resources Committee (Chair for 2 years), and Illinois State 4-H Advisory Committee.
Woodyard resides in Ashmore, IL with her husband Ron and daughter, Madison. Her personal hobbies and interests include riding and showing horses, flower gardening, and spending time with family and friends. She is also very involved in supporting the community. She was instrumental in the revitalization of the Kansas School parent/school organization and served as the group's president from 2003 to 2006. Woodyard also is active with the Kansas School FFA Alumni Association and was the recipient of the 2005 Honorary Chapter Degree.
Woodyard is excited about serving the communities in Clark, Crawford and Edgar counties. She invites individuals and organization leaders to call and visit or request her as a guest speaker at events and meetings. Please contact her at the Clark County Extension office to make arrangements.