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Who We Are

The UF/IFAS 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 UF/IFAS Extension Service is administered by the University of Florida.

The Walton County Extension Office serves a variety of clientele due to the dynamic of our beautiful county.  The Extension Office currently has agents in the following program areas:  Forestry, Agriculture, Horticulture, Family Consumer Sciences, SeaGrant, and 4-H Youth Development.  These Extension Agents provide programs for youth and adults throughout the county covering a multitude of topics.  Topics may range from, restoring long leaf pines, plant/tree/weed identification, bug/pest identification, pesticide training, healthy living, car seat installation programs, tax preparation, sea turtle lighting, aquaponics, water quality testing, in-school/after-school/day camp and residential camping programs for youth, community 4-H clubs, and much more!

Our Agents and Staff

Laura Tiu
County Extension Director / Marine Science Agent
Nicole "Niki" Crawson
4-H Youth Development Agent 
Kacey Aukema
Agriculture Agent
Evan Anderson
Horticulture Agent
Jill Breslawski
Family & Consumer Science Agent
Ian Stone
Forestry Agent

Tanessa Byrd
Office Manager

Keri Allen
Extension Clerk
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4-H Program Assistant


What We Can Help With

vegetable basketAgriculture

butterflyNatural Resources

4-H Children in a kitchen4-H Youth Development

Clipping plantsLawn & Garden

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food safetyLearning Opportunities


(850) 892-8172

Address 732 N. 9th Street DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433

Hours Monday-Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm