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UF/IFAS Extension has an office in every Florida County.  While not every county has an Agent dedicated to small farms, find Extension resources near you or by subject matter below.  Florida A&M University also delivers Extension programming.  Check out what's available below, searching by topic or location.

UF/IFAS Extension Small Farms Experts






Agricultural Economics,
Farm Business Start-Up
Kevin Athearn UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center
Hydroponics, IPM, BMPs, Beneficial Insects, Vegetable Production, Food Safety Bob Hochmuth UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center- Suwannee Valley 
Livestock, Community Supported Agriculture, Small Farm Diversification David Nistler   UF/IFAS Extension, Union County   
Organic Farming, Organic Certification,
Farm Food Safety
Jose Perez   Department of Horticultural Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville  
Plant Pathology, Horticulture, Pest Management Tatiana Sanchez   UF/IFAS Extension,
Alachua County  
Vegetable, fruit and cover crop management, conservation tillage, organic farming, small farms, farm to school, food systems Danielle Treadwell  UF/IFAS, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Horticultural Sciences Dept., Gainesville
Agriculture, IPM Bonnie Wells UF/IFAS Extension, St. Johns County


IPM, BMPs, Beneficial Insects, Horticulture Production Alejandro Bolques FAMU Research and Education Center, Quincy
Food Systems Education, Food Waste Education, Vegetable Gardening Molly Jameson   UF/IFAS Extension, Leon County  
Agriculture  Libbie Johnson UF/IFAS Extension, Escambia County
IPM, BMPs, Beneficial Insects, Horticulture Production, Food Safety  Matt Lollar UF/IFAS Extension, Santa Rosa County


Sustainable Agriculture, Food Systems Mark Bailey   UF/IFAS Extension, Marion County
Sustainable Agriculture, Food Systems David Dinkins UF/IFAS Central District 
IPM, BMPs, Beneficial Insects, Horticulture Production, Food Safety Liz Felter   UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research & Education Center 
Nutrition, Wellness, Food Systems, Food Safety, Food Handler Education and Certification Gabriela Murza  UF/IFAS Extension, Osceola County 
Fruit Crops Juanita Popenoe UF/IFAS Central District
Small Farms, Food Systems Matt Smith UF/IFAS Extension, Sumter County
Commercial Horticulture, Alternative Crops, IPM, Pesticide Training, Ag Awareness Karen Stauderman   UF/IFAS Extension,
Volusia County 
Small Farms, Food Systems, Beekeeping  Jessica Sullivan UF/IFAS Extension, Osceola County
Aquaponics, Vegetable Production Richard Tyson UF/IFAS Extension, Orange County
Hydroponics, Integrated Pest Management, Urban Agriculture, Food Systems Hannah Wooten   UF/IFAS Extension,
Seminole County


Beekeeping, Agritourism, Biofuels, Biochar  Roy Beckford UF/IFAS Extension, Lee County
Food Safety Travis Chapin UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center, Lake Alfred
Beneficial Insects, Agritourism, Food Safety, Pesticide Training, Horticulture Mary Beth Henry   UF/IFAS Extension, Polk County  
Food Systems/ Small Farms

Lisa Hickey UF/IFAS Extension, Manatee County 
Food Safety Matt Krug UF/IFAS Southwest Research and Education Center, Immokalee 
Animal Nutrition, Agri-Business,
Food Safety
Francisco P. Rivera Melendez UF/IFAS Extension, Hillsborough County  
Community sustainability, Small Farms, Policy Jessica Ryals   UF/IFAS Extension,
Collier County
Community sustainability, Agriculture, Small Farms, Policy Coming Soon!   UF/IFAS Extension,
Sarasota County


Sustainable agriculture, Small Farms Yvette Goddiel UF/IFAS Extension, Martin County
Agriculture Christine Kelly-Begazo UF/IFAS Extension, Indian River County
Vegetable Production Gene McAvoy UF/IFAS Extension, Hendry County
Horticulture, Farm Business Ed Skvarch UF/IFAS Extension, St. Lucie County

View a map of UF/IFAS Extension offices in each county, plus our Research and Education Center locations around Florida

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Dr. Danielle Treadwell
(352) 273-4775

Mary Beth Henry
(863) 519-1049

Jose Perez Orozco
(352) 294-1692

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