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Who We Are and What We Do

From energy conservation to growing better tomatoes to helping youngsters develop self-esteem, University of Florida/Gulf County Extension Service offers a wealth of practical information for today’s families.

Through a partnership between Gulf County, the University of Florida and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Extension Service can provide assistance with such community issues as water conservation, environmental protection, family health and nutrition, youth development and economic stability for Gulf’s small farms and ranches.

The Extension Service is an off-campus educational branch of the University of Florida.¬† Extension agents, who serve as the county’s “educators”, reach more than two million people each year through presentations, telephone calls, lab diagnoses, pamphlets and other outreach programs.

This “real life” learning approach was established in 1914 by the federal Smith-Lever Act, and is one of the world’s largest informal education and developmental organizations

Gulf County Extension Team


Roy-CarterRoy Lee Carter

County Extension Director, Extension Agent–Agriculture
Focus Areas: Small farms, Home Horticulture, Beekeeping
Office: 850-639-3200
Cell: 850-814-8696
Email: rlcarter@ufl.edu
Extension Responsibilities: Leadership Development, Yard Maintenance & Care, Plants, Plant Pests and Insects, Problems in Growing, Types of Gardens, Small Farms, Forest Resources, Livestock Production, Nursery & Greenhouse, Organic Production


Melanie-TaylorMelanie G. Taylor

Extension¬†Agent–4-H Youth Development Program, Family & Consumer Sciences
Office: 850-639-3200
Cell: 850-890-5377
Email: metaylor@ufl.edu
Extension Responsibilities: Youth Development, Volunteer Development, 4-H Projects, 4-H Events, 4-H Camping, Health & Nutrition, House & Home, Money Matters

 

Kay-FreemanKay Williams Freeman
Program Assistant–Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)
Office: 850-639-3200
Email: freeman777@ufl.edu

 

 

 

 

Jeanie-Flowers-paintJeanie Flowers
Office Manager
Office: 850-639-3200
Email: jeanief@ufl.edu

 

 

 

 

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