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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!

Marine Science4-H


Laura Tiu

County Extension Director / Marine Science Agent

Nicole "Niki" Crawson

4-H Youth Development Agent 


4-H Program Assistant

AgricultureHorticultureFamily & Consumer Science

Kacey Aukema

Agriculture Agent

Evan Anderson

Horticulture Agent

Jill Breslawski

Family & Consumer Science Agent

ForestryOffice ManagerReceptionist

Ian Stone

Forestry Agent 

Tanessa Byrd

Office Manager

Jan Ruano


What We Can Help With

oranges - UF/IFAS Extension AgricultureAgriculture

Ichetucknee Springs -  UF/IFAS Extension Natural ResourcesNatural Resources

UF/IFAS Extension 4H Youth Development4-H Youth Development

planting a seedling in the ground   - UF/IFAS Extension Lawn and GardenLawn & Garden

nutrition help UF/IFAS Extension Family ResourcesFamily Resources

Field Day - UF/IFAS Extension Learning OpportunitiesLearning Opportunities


Phone (850) 892-8172

Fax  (850) 892-8443


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

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

8:00am – 4:30pm 


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