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North Florida Research And Education Center


North Florida Research And Education Center

North Florida Extension Academy

The North Florida Extension Academy offers trainings on “core topics” to bolster basic knowledge of county faculty. Recognizing that county Agents are regularly asked to provide advice on topics about which they didn’t receive formal education, we strive to provide training that will increase Agent confidence when answering questions from clientele.

How it works

Our workshops cover Foundational concepts and incorporate skill-building oppurtunities.  We use face-to-face instruction and offer oppurtunities to spend time in the field and lab with experts.  Each one-day workshop is offered in multiple locations across North Florida to reduce county faculty travel time and limit time away from regular work responsibilities.

Workshop Topics

Lead Instructor


Plant and Weed Identification Presentation

Jose Dubeux

August 2017

Plant Disease Diagnosis

Ian Small

September 2017

Soil Basics

Cheryl Mackowiak

February 2018

Insect Identification

Xavier Martini

March 2018

Livestock Basics

Nicolas Dilorenzo

April 2018


Plant and Weed Identification Presentation

Plant and Weed Identification

Plant and Weed Identification Handbook

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