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Who We Are

The Cooperative Extension Service is nationwide and was established by the Smith-Lever Act of 1914. It is a partnership between state land grant universities, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the county governments throughout the nation. All of these groups share in the planning, financing, and operation of extension programs. In Florida, the Cooperative Extension Service is administered by the University of Florida.

Leon County Commissioners provide support for local faculty, staff and facilities. The Leon County Cooperative Extension Service conducts research-based educational programs in Agriculture, Horticulture, Family & Consumer Sciences, marine interest, and 4-H Youth Development. Locally based advisory committees assure that programs are designed to meet community needs. Volunteer training is strongly emphasized in our programs to enable us to reach more of the county’s population.

Mission Statement

UF/IFAS Leon Extension is a federal, state, and county partnership throughout Florida, with the mission to improve our lives by developing knowledge in agriculture, natural resources, and the life sciences and to make that knowledge accessible to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. The partnership includes Florida Cooperative Extension, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), University of Florida (UF), Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU) and the Leon County Extension Service.

Equal Opportunity Institution

All programs and related activities sponsored for, or assisted by, the Institute of Food and Agricultural Services are open to all persons with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, and political opinions or affiliations.


The University of Florida is committed to providing universal access to all of our events. For disability accommodations such as sign language interpreters and listening devices, please contact Marcus Boston (marcusb@ufl.edu, 850-606-5200) at least one week in advance. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.

An Equal Opportunity Institution. UF/IFAS Extension, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Andra Johnson, Dean. Single copies of UF/IFAS Extension publications (excluding 4-H and youth publications) are available free to Florida residents from county UF/IFAS Extension offices.


Faculty Members

Marcus Boston

County Faculty Director & 4-H Youth
Extension Agent
Phone: (850) 606-5200
Fax: (850) 606-5201
E-mail: marcusb@ufl.edu


Trevor Hylton

Agriculture/Vegetable Gardening
FAMU/Multi-County Extension Agent
Phone: (850) 606-5200
Fax: (850) 606-5201
E-mail: trevor.hylton@famu.edu


Molly Jameson

Sustainable Agriculture and Community Food Systems
Extension Agent
Phone: (850) 606-5200
Fax: (850) 606-5201
E-mail: mjameson@ufl.edu


Valerie Mendez

4-H Youth
Extension Agent
Phone: (850) 606-5200
E-mail: valeriemendez@ufl.edu


Amy Mullins

Family & Consumer Sciences
Extension Agent
Phone: (850) 606-5200
Fax: (850) 606-5201
E-mail: amymullins@ufl.edu


Mark Tancig

Residential/Commercial Horticulture
Extension Agent
Phone: (850) 606-5200
Fax: (850) 606-5201
E-mail: tancig00@ufl.edu


Vacant

Family & Consumer Sciences
Extension Agent
Phone: (850) 606-5200
Fax: (850) 606-5201
E-mail: 


Kate Frisby


 

Riley Rudd


Program Assistants:

Grady Graham


 

Jessica Thrasher


Office Administration:

Kayla Brantley


 

Melanie Morris


CONTACT

Marcus Boston County Extension Director marcusb@ufl.edu

Main Number – (850) 606-5200 Master Gardener Office – (850) 606-5224

Address 615 Paul Russell Road Tallahassee, Florida 32301-7060

Hours Monday - Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm