Deborah Longo

Deborah Longo

Benzie County Extension Office


Telephone: 231-882-0025

Deborah enjoys her work with MSU Extension because it keeps her connected with her lifetime passion of working with plants and gardening. Her work career has been fairly broad-based over the years and her interests are many. Deborah has previously worked in banking, accounting, property management, real estate and food service; all of which she enjoyed and gained great knowledge. But nothing has been able to divert her from her love of working with and in the soil…except her family, of course. She is the proud mother of two and grandmother of three. She hopes her grandchildren will someday also become passionate about plants, gardening and the environment.

Deborah’s educational background, which she completed in 2012, includes a certificate from MSU’s Landscape Nursery Program and NMC’s Associates Degree in Applied Plant Science. Deborah began working with the Benzie County MSU Extension in early 2016.