UF IFAS Franklin County Team
The UF/IFAS Franklin County team strives to make knowledge accessible to enhance the quality of human life with researched based solutions. Erik, the County Extension Director, can be found around town taking soil samples, evaluating lawn pests, studying tree diseases, and educating the public about our natural habitats at local events. Michelle manages program areas including: beekeeping, 4-H, lawn and garden, mushrooms, Sea Turtle friendly lights, shellfish harvesting certification and soil samples. Kayle teaches adults at Franklin’s promise as well as our youth in local schools about the importance of nutrition.
The FC Extension Director / Regional Specialized Sea Grant Agent coordinates broad-based extension efforts in Franklin County and works across a 3-county region in the areas of seafood safety and marketing, coastal issues, and related topics to provide benefits to shellfish harvesters, seafood processors and others engaged in the commercial seafood industry to help create a thriving, sustainable seafood industry.
Office Management, Program Accounting, assists Director Lovestrand with all aspects of Franklin County Extension programs.
Implements the USDA funded Family Nutrition Program for Franklin County's youth and adults.