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Agricultural Best Management Practices

Contacts

Statewide BMP Coordinator

Dr. Lakesh Sharma

Assistant Professor
Soil and Water Sciences
(352) 294-3167
lakesh.sharma@ufl.edu 

Dr. Michael Dukes

Director
Center for Land Use Efficiency
(352) 392-1864 ext.205 
mddukes@ufl.edu


View Contacts By Region

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Northwest

Florida's Northwest District Best Management Practices

NameSpecializationE-mailPhone Number

Regional

Andrea Albertin Water Resources albertin@ufl.edu (850) 876-7137
Ethan Carter Agriculture/Pest Management ethancarter@ufl.edu (850) 482-9620

Bay County

Julie McConnell Commercial and Residential Horticulture juliebmcconnell@ufl.edu (850) 784-6105

Calhoun County

Daniel Leonard County Extension Director, Environmental Horticulture d.leonard@ufl.edu (850) 674-8323

Escambia County

Nicholas Simmons County Extension Director, Agriculture n.simmons@ufl.edu (850) 475-2320
Beth Bolles Environmental Horticulture bbolles@ufl.edu (850) 475-5230
Libbie Johnson Agriculture, Aquaculture libbiej@ufl.edu (850) 475-5230
Aly Schortinghouse Agriculture aschortinghouse@ufl.edu (850) 475-5230

Franklin County

Erik Lovestrand County Extension Director, Sea Grant elovestrand@ufl.edu (850) 653-9337

Gadsden County

Shep Eubanks County Extension Director, Agriculture bigbuck@ufl.edu (850) 875-7255
Alejandro Bolques FAMU Horticulture abol@ufl.edu (850) 875-8559

Gulf County

Ray Bodrey County Extension Director, Agriculture/Natural Resources rbodrey@ufl.edu (850) 639-3200

Holmes County

Kalyn Waters County Extension Director, Agriculture kalyn.waters@ufl.edu (850) 547-1108

Jackson County

Doug Mayo County Extension Director, Livestock/Forage demayo@ufl.edu (850) 482-9620

Jefferson County

Danielle Sprague Agriculture/Natural Resources dsprague@ufl.edu (850) 342-0187

Leon County

Trevor Hylton FAMU Horticulture/Small Farms trevor.hylton@ufl.edu (850) 606-5200
Molly Jameson Sustainable Agriculture/Community Food Systems mjameson@ufl.edu (850) 606-5200
Mark Tancig Commercial and Residential Horticulture tancig00@ufl.edu (850) 606-5200

Liberty County

Monica Brinkley Agriculture/Natural Resources brinkley@ufl.edu (850) 643-2229

Okaloosa County

Jennifer Bearden Agriculture bearden@ufl.edu (850) 689-5850
Sheila Dunning Environmental Horticulture sdunning@ufl.edu (850) 689-5850
Larry Williams Residential Horticulture llw5479@ufl.edu (850) 689-5850

Santa Rosa County

John Atkins Livestock/Agriculture srcextag@ufl.edu (850) 675-6654
Mike Donahoe Agriculture mcd@ufl.edu (850) 623-3868
Stephen Greer County Extension Director, Agriculture/Natural Resources jgreer1@ufl.edu (850) 623-3868
Matt Lollar Commercial Horticulture mlollar@ufl.edu (850) 623-3868
Mary Salinas Environmental Horticulture mderrick@ufl.edu (850) 623-3868

Walton County

Evan Anderson Commercial and Environmental Horticulture eanderson350@ufl.edu (850) 892-8172
Mike Goodchild County Extension Director, Forestry/Horticulture mjgo@ufl.edu (850) 892-8172

Wakulla County

Les Harrison County Extension Director, Agriculture/Natural Resources harrisog@ufl.edu (850) 926-3931

Washington County

Mark Mauldin Livestock/Forages mdm83@ufl.edu (850) 638-6180
Mathew Orwat County Extension Director, Horticulture mjorwat@ufl.edu (850) 638-6180

 

Northeast 

(352) 325-6080È

NameSpecializationE-mailPhone Number

Regional

Eric Simonne District Extension Director, Vegetable Productioin esimonne@ufl.edu (352) 392-1781
Kevin Athearn Rural Agribusiness Development athearn@ufl.edu (386) 362-1725
Charles Barrett Water Resources cebarrett@ufl.edu (386) 314-1194
De Broughton Agriculture deonne@ufl.edu (386) 362-1725
Bob Hochmuth Vegetables bobhoch@ufl.edu (386) 362-1725
Izabella Toledo Dairy isatol@ufl.edu (386) 294-1279
David Nistler Livestock/Forage dnistler@ufl.edu (386) 362-1725
Leslie Sturmer Aquaculture lnst@ufl.edu (352) 543-5057
Savanna Barry Sea Grant/Marine savanna.barry@ufl.edu  (352) 325-6080 

Alachua County

Cindy Sanders County Extension Director, Livestock sanders1@ufl.edu (352) 955-2402
Taylor Clem Environmental Horticulture taylorclem87@ufl.edu  (352) 955-2402
Kevin Korus Agriculture/Natural Resources kkorus@ufl.edu  (352) 955-2402
Tatiana Sanchez Commercial Horticulture tatiana.sanchez@ufl.edu  (352) 955-2402

Baker County

Alicia Lamborn County Extension Director, Environmental Horticulture alamborn@ufl.edu  (904) 259-3520
Alicia Halbritter Agriculture/Natural Resources aliciah1221@ufl.edu  (904) 259-3520

Bradfor County

Laura Bertelli Canal Agriculture bertellicanall@ufl.edu  (904) 966-6224
Luke Miller Horticulture/Small Farm lukemiller1@ufl.edu  (904) 966-6224

Citrus County

BJ Jarvis County Extension Director, Urban Horticulture bjjarvis@ufl.edu  (352) 527-5700
Laura Bennett Agriculture laurahbennett@ufl.edu  (352) 518-0156
Clay Cooper Agriculture/Natural Resources coop1632@ufl.edu  (352) 527-5700

Clay County

Cassidy Dossin Agricuture/Natural Resources cdossin@ufl.edu  (904) 284-6355
Wayne Hobbs Environmental Horticulture whhobbs@ufl.edu  (904) 284-6355

Columbia County

Jay Capasso Agriculture jcapasso@ufl.edu  (386) 752-5384
Erin Harlow Horticulture eeeck@ufl.edu  (386) 752-5384
Paulette Tomlinson Agriculture/Natural Resources apt@ufl.edu (386) 752-5384

Dixie County

Holly Houghton County Extension Director, Natural Resources, 4-H Youth Development hvh@ufl.edu (352) 498-1237

Duval County

Mike Sweat Emeritus, Agriculture msweat@ufl.edu (904) 255-7450
Jane Cant Agriculture/Small Farms janeecant@ufl.edu  (904) 255-7450
Larry Figart Forestry/Arboriculture lfigart@ufl.edu  (904) 255-7450
Chris Kerr Environmental Horticulture jshbua@ufl.edu  (904) 255-7450

Gilcrist County

Marvin Weaver Agriculture  mfweaver@ufl.edu (352) 463-3174

Hamilton County

Greg Hicks County Extension Director, Agriculture ghicks@ufl.edu (386) 792-1276
Keith Wynn Agriculture/Natural Resources kwynn@ufl.edu (386) 792-1276

Lafayette County

Chris Vann Agriculture lafayett@ufl.edu (386) 294-1279

Levy County

Ed Jennings County Extension Agent, Livestock edjennin@ufl.edu (352) 486-5131
Mark Warren Agriculture mwwarren@ufl.edu  (352) 486-5131

Madison County

Daniel Fenneman County Extension Director, Agriculture and Natural Resources dfenneman@ufl.edu (850) 973-4138

Nassau County

Rebecca Jordi County Extension Director, Environmental Horticulture rljordi@ufl.edu (904) 879-1019
Justina Dacey Agriculture/Natural Resources jdacey@ufl.edu  (904) 530-6350

Suwannee County

Courtney Darling Agriculture/Natural Resources gryderc@ufl.edu  (386) 362-2771
Carolyn Saft Horticulture csaft318@ufl.edu (386) 362-2771
Sylvia Willis Agriculture/Commercial Horticulture swillis1@ufl.edu  (386) 362-2771

Taylor County

Lori Wiggins County Extension Director lwiggins@ufl.edu  (850) 838-3508

Union County

Luke Harlow County Extension Director, Agriculture/Natural Resources harlow1231@ufl.edu (386) 822-5788

Central

NameSpecializationE-mailPhone Number

Regional

Tim Momol District Extension Director, Disease Management tmomol@ufl.edu  (352) 392-1781
Laura Bennett Agriculture laurahbennett@ufl.edu  (352) 518-0156
Gary England Fruit Crops gke@ufl.edu  (904) 692-4944
Liz Felter Food Systems/Commercial Horticulture lfelter@ufl.edu  (407) 410-6961
Chris Oswalt Citrus wcoswalt@ufl.edu  (863) 519-1052
Juanita Popenoe Fruit Crops jpopenoe@ufl.edu (352) 343-4101
Steve Futch Citrus shf@ufl.edu  (863) 956-8644

Flagler County

Maia McGuire Sea Grant mpmcg@ufl.edu  (386) 437-7464
Wendy Mussoline Agriculture wmussoli@ufl.edu  (386) 437-7464
Mimi Vreeland Residential Horticulture mvreeland@ufl.edu  (386) 437-7464

Hernando County

Jim Davis County Extension Director, Agriculture dvisshdn@ufl.edu  (352) 569-6866
Bill Lester Residential and Commercial Horticulture wlester@ufl.edu  (352) 754-4433
Matt Smith Sustainable Agriuclture/Food Systems smith197@ufl.edu (352) 569-6862

Lake County

Megan Mann Livestock horsygrl@ufl.edu (352) 343-4101
Brooke Moffis Urban Commercial Horticulture burnb48@ufl.edu  (352) 343-4101

Marion County

Mark Bailey Sustainable Agriculture/Food Systems ironhill@ufl.edu  (352) 671-8400
Maxine Hunter Residential Horticulture maxine32666@ufl.edu  (352) 671-8400
Amanda Marke Florida-Friendly Landscaping manda@ufl.edu  (352) 671-8400
Tyler Pittman Agriculture/Natural Resources pittmanh1@ufl.edu  (352) 671-8400

Orange County

Ed Thralls Urban Horticulture ethralls@ufl.edu  (407) 254-9200
John Roberts Residential Horticulture jwr.09@ufl.edu  (407) 254-9200
Tia Silvasy Residential Horticulture/Florida-Friendly Landscaping tsilvasy@ufl.edu  (407) 254-9200
Richard Tyson Emeritus, Vegetable/Land rvt@ufl.edu  (407) 254-9200
Celeste White Commercial Horticulture ctwhite@ufl.edu  (407) 254-9200
James Yarborough Agriculture/Natural Resources jyarborough@ufl.edu  (407) 254-9200

Osceola County

Brittany Justesen Agriculture brittanyjustesen@ufl.edu  (321) 697-3000
Eva Pabon Residential Horticulture epabon5@ufl.edu  (321) 697-3000
Grantly Ricketts Commercial Horticulture gricketts@ufl.edu  (321) 697-3000
Krista Stump Natural Resources stumpk@ufl.edu  (321) 697-3000
Stacy Strickland County Extension Director, Agriculture jsstrick@ufl.edu (321) 697-3000
Jessica Sullivan Sustainable Agriculture/Food Systems sullivan@ufl.edu  (321) 697-3000

Putnam County

Julio Perez Residential and Commercial Horticulture p.julio@ufl.edu  (386) 329-0318

Seminole County

Kaydie McCormick Residential Horticulture k.mccormick@ufl.edu  (407) 665-5560
Tina McIntyre Florida-Friendly Landscaping k.mcintyre@ufl.edu  (407) 665-5560
Hannah Wooten Sustainable Agriculture/Food Systems hwooten@ufl.edu (407) 665-5560

St. Johns County

     
Tim Wilson Ag Production timwilson@ufl.edu  (904) 209-0430
Prissy Fletcher Commercial Agriculture pfletch@ufl.edu  (904) 209-0430
Terra Freeman Urban/Commercial Horticulture terraf@ufl.edu  (904) 209-0430

Sumter County

Jim Davis County Extension Director, Agriculture dvisshdn@ufl.edu  (352) 569-6866
Norma Samuel FFL/Urban Horticulture nsamuel@ufl.edu  (352) 689-4671
Lisa Sanderson Residential Horticulture lsanderson@ufl.edu  (352) 569-6867
Matt Smith Sustainable Agriculture/Food Systems smith197@ufl.edu (352) 569-6872

Volusia County

Brad Burbaugh County Extension Director, Agriculture brad784@ufl.edu  (386) 822-5778
Sharon Gamble Agriculture sgamble@ufl.edu (386) 822-5778
Dennis Mudge Agriculture/Natural Resources dmmudge@ufl.edu  (386) 822-5778
Joe Sewards Residential Horticulture sewards@ufl.edu  (386) 822-5778
Karen Stauderman Commercial Horticulture kstauderman@ufl.edu (386) 822-5778

Southeast

NameSpecializationE-mailPhone Number

Regional

Anita Neal District Extension Director, Horticulture/Entomology asn@ufl.edu  (561) 993-1280
Lisa Krimsky Water Resources lkrimsky@ufl.edu  (772) 468-3922
Stewart Swanson Crops stew@ufl.edu  (863) 674-4092
Mongi Zekri Citrus maz@ufl.edu  (863) 674-4092
Jeffrey Wasielewski Tropical Fruit Crops jwasielewski@ufl.edu (305) 248-3311
Colleen Larson Agriculture cclarson@ufl.edu  (863) 763-6469

Brevard County

Sally Scalera Horticulture sasc@ufl.edu  (321) 633-1702
Joe Walter Livestock/Crops jwalter@ufl.edu  (321) 633-1702
Bonnie Wells Commercial Horticulture bcwells@ufl.edu  (321) 633-1702

Broward County

Lorna Bravo County Extension Director, Urban Horticulture lbravo@ufl.edu (954) 756-8529
Mike Orfanedes Commercial Horticulture morf@ufl.edu (954) 756-8529

Glades County

Lindsey Wiggins Livestock horse1@ufl.edu  (863) 674-4092

Hendry County

Lindsey Wiggins Livestock horse1@ufl.edu  (863) 674-4092

Highlands County

Laurie Hurner County Extension Director, Fruit Crops lhurner@ufl.edu  (863) 402-6540
David Austin Residential Horticulture davidaustin@ufl.edu  (863) 402-6540
Taylor Davis Agriculture/Natural Resourcees tpohl@ufl.edu  (863) 402-6540

Indian River County

Christine Kelly-Begazo County Extension Director, Agriculture   ckellybe@ufl.edu (772) 226-4330
Nickie Munroe Environmental Horticulture lnmunroe@ufl.edu  (772) 226-4330

Martin County

Jennifer Pelham County Extension Director, Urban Horticulture jenjen15@ufl.edu  (772) 288-5654
Yvette Goodiel Commercial Horticulture/Sustainable Agriculture goodiel@ufl.edu (772) 288-5654

Miami-Dade County

Vanessa Campoverde Agriculture/Commercial Horticulture evcampoverde@ufl.edu (305) 248-3311
Teresa Olczyk County Extension Director, Horticulture twol@ufl.edu  (305) 248-3311
Adrian Hunsberger Urban Horticulture aghu@ufl.edu  (305) 248-3311
Henry Mayer Commercial Horticulture hmayer@ufl.edu  (305) 248-3311
Qingren Wang Vegetable Crops qrwang@ufl.edu (305) 248-3311

Monroe County

Shelly Kreuger Sea Grant shellykrueger@ufl.edu (305) 292-4501
Michelle Mularz Environmental horticulture mleonard@ufl.edu (305) 292-4501
Shelly Kreuger Sea Grant shellykrueger@ufl.edu (305) 292-4501

Okeechobee County

Lauren Butler County Extension Director, Agriculture/Livestock l.butler@ufl.edu  (863) 763-6469

Palm Beach County

Cesar Asuaje Agriculture crasuaje@ufl.edu  (561) 233-1727
Frank Dowdle Agriculture Production fdowdle@ufl.edu (561) 996-1657
Art Kirstein Agriculture Production kirstein@ufl.edu  (561) 233-1792
Chris Miller Vegetable Crops cfmiller@ufl.edu (561) 233-1700
Ronald Rice County Extension Director, Sugarcane, Rice, Water rwr@ufl.edu (561) 233-1700
Bill Schall Horticulture wls@ufl.edu (561) 233-1725
Matt VanWeelden Sugarcane, Rice, Sod mvanweel1@fl.edu (561) 993-1579

St. Lucie County

Ed Skvarch County Extension Director, Commercial Horticulture  eask@ufl.edu (772) 462-1660
Ken Gioeli Natural Resources ktgioeli@ufl.edu  (772) 462-1627
Jack Hebb Citrus jwhb@ufl.edu  (772) 462-1660
Amir Rezazadeh Fruit/Field Crops amir2558@ufl.edu  (772) 462-1660
Kate Rotindo  Urban Horticulture krotindo@ufl.edu  (772) 462-1660

Southwest

NameSpecializationE-mailPhone Number

Regional

Steve Futch Citrus shf@ufl.edu  (863) 956-8644
Don Rainey Water Resources drainey@ufl.edu  (941) 457-0219
Susan Webb Community Gardens styler0308@ufl.edu  (813) 757-2226
Lindsey Wiggins Livestock horse1@ufl.edu  (863) 674-4092
Chris Oswalt Citrus wcoswalt@ufl.edu  (863) 519-1052
Laura Bennett Agriculture laurabennett@ufl.edu  (352) 518-0156

Charlotte County

Ralph Mitchell County Extension Director shadowed@ufl.edu  (941) 

Collier County

Tom Becker Residential Horticulture filizzi@ufl.edu  (239) 252-4800
Doug Caldwell Environmental Horticulture/Pest Management dougbug@ufl.edu  (239) 252-4800
Jessica Ryals Sustainable Agriculture/Food Systems shadowed@ufl.edu (941) 764-4344

DeSoto County

Karla Hernandez Valentin County Extension Director Agriculture/Livestock karla.herandezv@ufl.edu 
(863) 993-4846

Hardee County

Jonael Bosques-Mendez County Extension Director, Agriculture  jonael@ufl.edu  (863) 773-2164

Hillsborough County

Lynn Barber Florida-Friendly Landscaping labarber@ufl.edu  (813) 744-5519
Susan Haddock Pest Management/Small Farms szcrmchz@ufl.edu  (813) 744-5519
Robert Northrop Urban Forestry northrop@ufl.edu  (813) 744-5519
Nicole Pinson Environmental Horticulture nicolepinson@ufl.edu  (813) 744-5519
Francisco Rivera Melendez Small Farms friveramelendez@ufl.edu  (813) 744-5519
Shawn Steed Environmental Horticulture ststeed@ufl.edu  (813) 744-5519
Alicia Whidden Vegetable Crops awhidden@ufl.edu  (813) 744-5519

Lee County

Stephen Brown Horticulture Production brownsh@ufl.edu  (239) 533-7513

Manatee County

Crystal Snodgrass County Extension Director, Agriculture crys21@ufl.edu  (941) 722-4524
Michelle Atkinson Environmental Horticulture michelleatkinson@ufl.edu  (941) 722-4524
Wael Elwakil Commercial Horticulture wael.elwakil@ufl.edu  (941) 722-4524
Lisa Hickey Sustainable Food Systems lisa.hickey@ufl.edu  (941) 722-4524
Christa Kirby Livestock ccarlson@ufl.edu  (941) 722-4254
Alyssa Vinson Residential Horticulture alyvinson@ufl.edu  (941) 722-4524

Pasco County

Whitney Elmore County Extension Director, Residential Horticulture wcelmore@ufl.edu  (352) 518-0231

Pinellas County

Theresa Badurek Horticulture tmgwaves@ufl.edu  (727) 582-2109
Lara Milligan Natural Resources lara317@ufl.edu  (727) 582-2100
Stephen Robinson Commercial Horticulture robinsons1@ufl.edu  (727) 582-2100
Shannon Carnevale Natural Resources scarnevale@ufl.edu  (863) 519-1051

Polk County

Mary Beth Henry Small Farms/Alternative Enterprises/IPM mbhenry@ufl.edu  (863) 519-1049
Julie Schelb Florida-Friendly Landscaping j.schelb@ufl.edu  (863) 519-1068
Bridget Stice Livestock bccarlis@ufl.edu  (863) 519-1048
Anne Yasalonis Residential Horticulture anneanne@ufl.edu  (863) 519-1047

Sarasota County

Marguerite Beckford Commercial Horticulture mbeckford@ufl.edu  (941) 861-9900
Sarah Bostick Sustainable Agriculture sarahbostick@ufl.edu  (941) 861-9900
Randy Penn Environmental Science (Waste) rpenn@ufl.edu  (941) 861-9900
Abbey Tyrna Environmental Science (Waste) atyrna@ufl.edu  (941) 861-9900
Pat Williams Residential Horticulture williams.p@ufl.edu  (941) 861-9900
Carol Wyatt-Evens Environmental Science carol.wyattevens@ufl.edu  (941) 861-9900

State Specialists 

NameSpecializationE-mailPhone Number
Mark Clark Wetlands and Water Quality clarkmw@ufl.edu  (352) 392-1803
Nick Dufault Plant Pathology nsdufault@ufl.edu  (352) 273-4623
Don Dickson Entomology and Nematology    
Peter Dittmar Weed Science pdittmar@ufl.edu  (352) 273-4771
Guodong "David" Liu Nutrient Eco-Management guodong@ufl.edu  (352_ 273-4814
Joseph Noling Nematology jnoling@ufl.edu  (863) 956-8633
Steven Sargent Horticulture Sciences sasa@ufl.edu  (352) 273-4780
Hugh Smith Entomology and Nematology hughasmith@ufl.edu  (813) 633-4121
Danielle Treadwell Organic Agriculture Production ddtreadw@ufl.edu  (352) 273-4775
Jeffrey Williamson Blueberries jgrw@ufl.edu  (352) 392-5653
Lincoln Zotarelli Vegetable Production  lzota@ufl.edu  (352) 273-4949

About Us

What are Agricultural Best Management Practices?

Agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs) are practical measures that producers can take to reduce the amount of fertilizers, pesticides, animal waste, and other pollutants entering our water resources. They are designed to improve water quality while maintaining agricultural production. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has adopted BMPs for most commodities in the state. Each BMP manual covers key aspects of water quality and water conservation. Typical practices include: