The Cooperative Expansion System is an informal education program provided by Land-Grant Universities designed to help people use research-based information to improve their lives. In Florida, we have 67 extension offices, one for each county, as well as several regional centers and testing stations throughout the state.
Florida Extension Programs are administered by the two Land Grant Universities, the University of Florida and the University of Florida A&M in partnership with local county governments. Extension agents, who live and work in the communities where university faculty members live, teach, give advice, provide author papers, and use their university resources to solve environmental problems.
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In Lake County, we meet the unique needs of our community by providing education related to animal husbandry, natural resources, health and well-being, private finance, fruit and vegetable production, urban and commercial horticulture, and positive youth development. .
As the Director of Extension Services at Lake County, I am pleased to introduce the community to our new extension agent, Mr. Brandon White. Brandon joins our team as an agent for the new commercial crop and food systems. New to Extension, Apopoka, where he worked as a biological scientist for the past three years at the UF / IFAS Middle Florida Research and Education Center (MRC), is no stranger to the University of Florida.
At MREC, Brandon Extension is appreciated for its role in linking the agricultural industry with university resources. He came to appreciate the honest, scientific help he had received from extension agents, and eventually realized that he wanted to pursue a career in extension.
Brandon did not come from a traditional agricultural background, but his love of agriculture took root when he studied geography at the University of Florida A&M and worked in a small fruit and vegetable center. He then went on to pursue a master’s degree in soil fertility and plant nutrition at Louisiana State University.
Brandon’s admiration for the industry, his respect for farmers, his in-depth knowledge of plant nutrition, and his willingness to learn new skills make him an integrated extension agent. And he has to be good because he has some big boots to fill! The so-called “citrus agent” has always played a major role in Lake County.
The local citrus agent has a long history of working with local producers to reduce hazards and identify efficiencies, from helping farmers protect their snow to fighting plant diseases. It is a profession that requires passion, commitment, and true agricultural love. Former Citrus agent John Jackson continues to advocate for the industry in his retirement.
He recently launched a tour of Lake County Citrus, a historic agricultural drive in our community. 24 Twelve Signs of Citrus Labels help to tell the story of the citrus industry in Lake County and teach the audience a true lesson in Florida history. Please visit historyoflakecountycitrus.com to learn more about this visit, including the location of the signs.
Join Brandon to join our IFS Extension Lake County team. Stand in the office, call him or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UF / Iaf Lake County Extension Office is open during regular business hours (8am to 5pm Monday to Friday) and is providing services both physically and practically. Please visit us online at sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/lake and follow UF / IFAS Lake Lake Extension on Facebook.
Equal Opportunity Institute. UF / IFA Extension, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Tom Obreza, Acting Dean for UF / Extension. UF / IFAS Extracts Publications (excluding 4-H and youth publications) are available free of charge to Florida residents from the county UF / IFS Extension Offices.