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County Extension Director

Stephen Gran

(813) 744-5519 x 54113

  • Family & Consumer Sciences

    Pamela Bradford

    Extension Faculty, Youth, Adult, and 4H Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)
    (813) 744-5519 x 54121

    Provides programs in basic food and nutrition education, food safety, general 4-H Consumer Science and gardening.

    Master of Public Health (MPH), University of South Florida College of Public Health

    Lisa Leslie

    Extension Faculty, Personal Finance
    (813) 744-5519 x 54143

    Personal finance including cash flow management, credit, debt management, and saving & investing for future goals.  Development and adaptation of educational materials to meet needs of different audiences. Outreach includes classes, 1-1 financial mentoring, webinars, and newsletters. Local coordinator for the Florida Master Money Mentor program and co-coordinator of Tampa Bay Saves.

    M.Ed., Instructional Technology, University of South Florida
    Certified Financial Planner®
    Accredited Financial Counselor®

    Monica Petrella 

    Food System Program Coordinator
    (813) 744-5519 x 54111

    Promotes and bolsters small and mid-scale regional agricultural production by engaging in cross-community partnerships and programming.

    Bachelor of Science in Food and Resource Economics, minor in Organic and Sustainable Food Production, University of Florida
    Master of Science in Community Development & Applied Economics, University of Vermont

  • Urban Horticulture (Homeowners/Non-Commercial)

    Lynn Barber

    Extension Faculty, Florida-Friendly Landscaping™
    (813) 744-5519 x 54105

    Water conservation; reducing stormwater runoff and non-point source pollution; Florida-friendly landscape design and maintenance.

    B.A., College of St. Catherine

  • Agriculture

    Chris Oswalt

    Extension Faculty, Commercial Citrus for Hillsborough and Polk Counties
    (813) 744-5519 x 54131- Hillsborough County
    (863) 519-8677 x 108 - Polk County

    Commercial citrus production, crop physiology, citrus nutrition, citrus pest and water management.

    M.S., Horticultural Science - Fruit Crops, University of Florida, B.S., Citrus Production Management, University of Florida

    Shawn Steed

    Extension Faculty, Commercial Ornamental Production for Hillsborough and Polk Counties
    (813) 744-5519 x 54147

    Commercial Ornamental Plant Production – Best Management Practices for Irrigation and fertilization, Integrated Pest Management, Labor and Business Management, and Market Development. Youth 4-H and Future Farmers of America Ornamental Horticulture programs.

    M.S., Horticulture, University of Florida
    B.S., Horticulture, University of Florida

    Wael Elwakil

    Extension Faculty, Fruit and Vegetable – Commercial Production
    (813) 744-5519 x 54134

    Commercial Production – Cultural practices, Plant Nutrition, Water and Pest Management, Post Harvest Issues and Marketing.

    DPM, Doctor of Plant Medicine, University of Florida
    M.S., Plant Pathology, University of Florida
    B.S., Plant Pathology, Mansoura University, Egypt

    Allison Williams (Allie)

    Extension Faculty, Small Farms & Alternative Enterprises
    (813) 744-5519 x 54119

    Program includes sustainable agriculture methods, agricultural marketing, rural resource conservation and protection, least toxic pest management, and regulatory requirements for agricultural production. Work may include programs relating to rural/urban interface, intensive small scale agricultural, and small farm livestock/forage production. Additional responsibilities include supporting local farmers' markets and urban farms in addressing food accessibility. Also contributes to the 4-H Youth Development program.

    B.S., Agriculture (Livestock Production), Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Tifton, Georgia
    M.S., Agriculture, Murray State University (in progress)

  • Professional Horticulture Services

    Susan Haddock

    Extension Faculty, Professional Horticulture Services, IPM, and Small Farms
    (813) 744-5519 x 54103

    Provides educational and diagnostic resources and training to Green Industry professionals regarding urban landscape horticulture, reducing non-point source pollution, integrated pest management (IPM), pesticide licensing and improving industry professionalism.

    B.S., Landscape and Nursery Management/Environmental Horticulture, University of Florida, 2005
    MBA, Marketing, California State University, 1991
    B.S., Biology, Old Dominion University, 1983
    Certified Laboratory Assistant, ASCP, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, 1977

  • 4-H Youth Development

    Amber Norris

    Extension Faculty, 4-H Youth Development
    (813) 744-5519 x 54116

    Programs include:

    • Community Clubs
    • Afterschool Programs
    • School Enrichment Programs
    • Ag-Venture
    • 4-H Tropicana Public Speaking
    • Development of other subject matter programs.


    Shelby Mauch

    Extension Faculty, 4-H Youth Development
    (813) 744-5519 x 54132



Phone (813) 744-5519

Fax  (813) 744-5776

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Seffner, FL 33584-3334

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