Cooperative Extension


36702 State Road 52
Dade City, FL 33525

(352) 518-0156

The Cooperative Extension Service offers educational services in Pasco through a 3-way cooperative arrangement between the Board of County Commissioners, the University of Florida and the USDA. Some of our educational topics are 4-H youth, horticulture, livestock/agriculture, family & consumer education, Florida-friendly landscapes, wildlife and various other topics. Your Extension agents are trained professional educators who want to help solve local problems.

Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Elmore, Dr. Whitney Director/Horticulture (352) 518-0156  
Reighter, Shayla 4H Agent (352) 518-0156  
Bresin, Shari Family and Consumer Sciences Agent (352) 518-0418  
Carreiro, Chris Community Gardens Program Coordinator 813-996-2411 ext. 2458  
Bennett, Laura Tri-County Livestock and Pasture Agent (352) 518-0156  
Moll, Jim Master Gardener Volunteer Manager (352)518-0156  
Reich, Grace Administrative Secretary (352)518-0156  
Urquiola, Elizabeth One Stop Shop Program Coordinator 352-521-1254  
Christmas, Kyle Community Gardens Program Coordinator (352) 521-1255  
Jedych, Michelle Receptionist (352) 518-0156  
Smith, Matt Sustainable Ag/Commercial Horticulture Agent (352) 518-0156  
Fernandez, Darla Family Nutrition Program Assistant (813) 929-2725  
Villa, Tabitha Family Nutrition Program Assistant (813) 929-2725  
Karaszkiewicz, Mike Family Nutrition Program Assistant (813) 929-2725  
Borjas, Brenda Family Nutrition Program Assistant (813) 929-2725  
Ortiz, Janet Family Nutrition Program Manager (813) 929-2725  
Kaste, Kate Florida Friendly Landscaping Coordinator