FAS report of International Extension Programs
by
Extension District - 2002

Northwest District


Bolles,  Elizabeth

Northwest

ESCAMBIA

Title

Pensacola and Hagiwara Gardener Exchange

Objective

To develop a line of communication between Pensacola and it's Japan sister city, Hagiwara in regards to gardening.  Promote the Master Gardener program and determine if gardeners in Hagiwara are interested in developing a similar program to teach younger

 

Bolques,  Alejandro

Northwest

GADSDEN

Title

Imperial Weed Seed Study (in cooperation with Jeffrey G. Norcini, NFREC-Quincy)

Objective

To determine weed seed sources in container plant production by sampling irrigation water and potting media used to produce woody ornamentals.  Lester Muralles, Earth University in Costa Rica, conducted field and laboratory identification of weed seeds t

 

Grant,  Henry

Northwest

GADSDEN

Title

International Extension Program

Objective

To prepare County Extension Faculty to respond to the needs of individuals and communities impacted by cultural diversity and global interdependence. To prepare County Extension Faculty to develop International outreach programs for local clientele. To

Title

International Extension Program

Objective

To provide County Extension Faculty with the opportunity to

 

become involved in overseas projects.   Significance for career and institution: 1. The program is beneficial in helping County Extension Faculty understand a culture different from the one in which they live. Knowledge gained of business and agriculture systems will be beneficial in working clientele. 2. Hosted first International Student Intern for Gadsden County Extension. Student worked on a variety of projects in livestock environmental concerns, vegetable production, youth and community development.

 

Mayfield,  Joshua

Northwest

GADSDEN

Title

Use of Effective Microorganisms for Waste Management in Gadsden County

Objective

To assist the County Extension Director and international intern with waste management projects in Gadsden County designed to decrease odors, flies, and pollution in and around cull tomato piles and mushroom composting facilities.  Assistance was given in

 

Brasher,  Charles

Northwest

JACKSON

 

Title

Visiting Professor Exchange-India/US(Jim Rich-Coordinator)

Objective

Orient professors and country officials about problems and solutions in Agriculture in the U.S. Conduct on-farm visits to growers, and accompany them on field day visits.

 

Halsey,  Lawrence

Northwest

JEFFERSON

 

Title

Visiting Argentine Pecan Specialists,

Objective

  3/18  Assisted Drs. Tim/Tom Crocker, group of Argentine Pecan Specialists, translation, hosting site visits.  One day, including stops in Valdosta and Jefferson County

 

Brinkley,  Monica

Northwest

LIBERTY

 

Title

International Extension Training Program

Objective

Objective: To be better able to respond to the needs of individuals and communities impacted by cultural diversity and global interdependence.  To prepare County Extension Faculty to develop International outreach programs for local clientele. To improve

 

Jackson,  L

Northwest

OKALOOSA

 

Title

Agriculture in Walton County (One Time Presentation)

Objective

Presented information regarding agricultural practices and commodities in Walton County for Romanian visitors.

 

Williams,  Larry

Northwest

OKALOOSA

 

Title

Panhandle Butterfly House

Objective

The Panhandle Butterfly House is a tri-county Master Gardener project. Master Gardeners in Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa Counties operated this nationally and internationally visited facility in Navarre, Florida. In 2002, this educational butterfly ho

 

Bennett,  Dale

Northwest

WAKULLA

 

Title

International Extension Training Program

Objective

One of eight county faculty selected for this program.  Attended 14 days of training concerned with Orientation (2 days), Preparing for the International Experience (1 Day), International Experience in Costa Rica (10 Days), and Reporting/Wrap-Up (1 Day).O

 

Goodchild,  Michael

Northwest

WALTON

 

Title

Forestry and Farming Systems in Germany

Objective

The assignment was to bring together the Alabama and Florida Extension Service together to show German farmers how different states cooperate putting on educational programs.  Program was successful with contacts being made with German officials for future

Title

Forestry in Walton County

Objective

Agent presented a power-point presentation on Forestry activities in Walton County to a group of Romanians

 

Ward,  Bruce

Northwest

WALTON

 

Title

St. Kits & Nevis

Objective

COUNTRY TRIP REPORT Country of Assignment: St. Kitts & Nevis Volunteer Name(s): Bruce H Ward Length of Project:(Dates): 7 days Description of Recipient Organization: Peanut Producers of St. Kitts, NevisScope of Work: To access the factors of production land, c


Northeast District

Brinen,  Gary

Northeast

ALACHUA

Title

Receiving international visitors

Objective

Received, briefed and gave tour to two groups of visitors from South America to give them an idea of fruit production here.

 

Tomlinson,  Anna

Northeast

COLUMBIA

Title

Small Farms in North Florida

Objective

 

Host British Nuffield Scholarship recipient, coordinate introduction with a small livestock producer in North Florida and discuss small farming operations and marketing strategies utilized by small farmers in the area. Outcome: Introduced small farm owner

 

Tyree,  Allen

Northeast

HAMILTON

Title

The Florida Tobacco Tour (in Hamilton County)

Objective

The agent welcomed some international tobacco industry peoples from Asia, South America, and/or Eastern Europe to Hamilton County tobacco producers' fields and informed them about tobacco production/management.

 

Sturmer,  Leslie

Northeast

LEVY

Title

Invited speaker at World Aquaculture 2002

Objective

Was invited to speak about the Florida hard clam aquaculture industry in a shellfish session as part of the international program for the annual meeting of the World Aquaculture Society held in Beijing, China on April 23-27.  In addition, was invited to g

 

Jordi,  Rebecca

Northeast

NASSAU

Title

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Objective

Provide two presentations titled "Xeriscape" with a "question/answer" session at the end of each program.  Four Master Gardeners were available to answer questions from the public.   Each presentation was attended by approximately 25 people.  We promoted

 

Taylor,  Meredith

Northeast

SUWANNEE

Title

Exchange students and 4-H

Objective

Many efforts made to integrate an Japanese exchange student into 4-H club activities

 

Breman,  Jacque

Northeast

UNION

Title

Alternative, Low Pesticide Crops

Objective

Hosted British Nuffield Farming Scholarship recipient, demonstrate and train in low-pesticide hydroponic greenhouse tomato and herb production to be modified by Rhug Organic Farm in Wales, U.K.Outcome:  Trained two British visitors with hands-on informati

 

Central District

Walter,  Joseph

Central

BREVARD

Title

A search

Objective

Director of Agriculture Research Department Responsible for selecting and proposing to the Research Chairman projects that will meet the mission requirements of A search, enhance the overall goals of this department, the Medical and Pharmaceutical Community

 

Shuffitt,  John

Central

MARION

Title

Florida International Conference and Trade Show

Objective

Florida International Conference and Trade Show serve on this committee as a representative of the UF/Marion County Cooperative Extension and also an as equine consultant.  I assist in the planning and implementation of the entire program, funding, educa

 

Sweat,  Donald

Central

PASCO

Title

Program

Objective

To document the investment and economic feasibility of the Xero Exchange Demonstration Shrimp Culture Project in Nicaragua, compare it, if possible, to traditional culture methods and to make more informed

decisions regarding public and private investment

 

Hughes,  Barbara

Central

SEMINOLE

Title

Group Study Exchange Program for Rotary District 6980

Objective

Assignment: The Group Study Exchange Program of the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is a unique cultural and exchange opportunity for young business and professional men and women between the ages of 25 and 40 in the initial years of their profess

Title

Human Capacity Development in South Africa

Objective

Assignment: Two years ago I was on loan to USDA to be the In- Country Coordinator for Human Capacity Development in South Africa for six months.  Through collaborative efforts I provided training and hands on experience and developed and implemented program

 

Gamble,  Sharon

Central

VOLUSIA

Title

2nd International Wildland Fire Ecology and Fire Management Conference

Objective

As Chair Elect of the Central Florida Prescribed Fire Council and being that this congress is being held in Central Florida I will be directly involved with the organization and management of producing this conference.

 

Venrick,  Dana

Central

VOLUSIA

Title

International Conference of Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology, June 23 & 27, 2002, Disney's Coronado Springs Resort – Orlando

Objective

The agent helped set up some tissue culture displays and made comments on the research work done by several Ph.D.'s from the United States and other countries on citrus, pineapples and pitahayas

 

South Central District

Rachles,  Susan

South Central

DESOTO

Title

Rotary International

Objective

This agent is an active member of the Arcadia Rotary Club and it is active with the state, national and international Rotary.  Arcadia Rotary Club sponsors exchange students and FCS agent attends programs in the area with the exchange students and partici

 

Gary,  Lochrane

South Central

HARDEE

Title

Aquaculture Start-up

Objective

In late 2001 this agent was approached by a large Laotian family living in Minnesota who desired to retire in Hardee county. They asked me to assist them in purchasing land and developing a business which could support ten people. The entire family made t

Title

Dairy Cattle Artificial Insemination in Kazakhstan

Objective

August, 2002. Two weeks. Conducted three artificial insemination schools in Kyzylorda oblast to 78 dairy farmers. Instructed three one-day seminars on physiology of reproduction using fresh reproductive tracts with special emphasis on artificial inseminate

Title

Herd Health Workshops in Azerbaijan

Objective

March/April, 2002. Conducted three one- day workshops to veterinary corps, farmers/shepherds and diagnostic laboratory staff in immunization protocol for Foot and Mouth disease and Anthrax, fecal sampling techniques and deworming strategies. Dewormed and

 

Converse,  Diana

South Central

HILLSBOROUGH

Title

International Extension Training Program

Objective

Agent was selected for the 2002 International Extension Training Program and attended the study tour in Costa Rica,  April 10 - 19.  As one of a group of eight county faculty and one district director, agent  first attended in-service trainings and orienta

 

McKinney,  Michael

South Central

HILLSBOROUGH

Title

The Cooperative Extension Service.. Past, Present and Future

Objective

Conducted seminar for 18 visiting  delegates representing 5 South American countries.  Objectives:  To explain the mission, relationships and process that has been the building blocks of the Cooperative Extension Service. 

 

Miller,  Laura

South Central

HILLSBOROUGH

Title

Visiting International Professionals Program

Objective

Hillsborough County Cooperative Extension Service was asked to host a delegation of 14 Managers of Non Governmental Organizations from 8 Latin American Countries who were visiting Tampa as a part of a U.S. Department of State International Visitor Program

 

Stevely,  John

South Central

MANATEE

Title

International Extension Training, EARTH Institute, Costa Rica

Objective

Participated in multi-disciplinary international extension training program. Developed an increased understanding off family structures, cultures, customs, lifestyles and views of people around the world. Increased understanding of and interaction with non

Title

International Sponge Biology Congress,  Genoa, Italy, 9/39-10/5/02

Objective

Presented talk:  The Long Term Recovery of Sponge Populations in the Florida Keys, USA Following a Widespread  Sponge Mortality.  Bull. Mus. Ist. biol. Univ. Genoa, 66-77, 200-2001. p 188-189.Presented Poster:  Sponge Biomass Estimates In The Upper and Mi

 

Alleyne,  John

South Central

PINELLAS

Title

Conservation/Preservation of Endangered, Threatened Species

Objective

The decimation of botanical species and resultant effects has been well documented. The North American Palm Conservation Society was established to cushion this rampage and establish some from of preservation  of palm species through establishment of ex s

 

Gregov,  Carolyn

South Central

SARASOTA

Title

Croatian International Program

Objective

Croatia is a moderately developed nation in transition to a market economy.  Since gaining independence in 1991, the country has been beset by regional conflict within and outside its borders, resulting in large-scale loss of life, massive displacement of

 

Holsinger,  Michael

South Central

SARASOTA

Title

Program Manager: Cooperative Agreement between U/F IFAS and UAF/Vietnam

Objective

This agent was appointed Program Manager in December 2000 for a new agreement to be negotiated and performed between IFAS and the Vietnamese University of Agriculture and Forestry (now Nong Lam University), Thu Duc, Vietnam (near Ho Chi Minh City – former

 

South District

McAvoy,  Eugene

South

HENDRY

Title

16 th International Pepper Conference

Objective

Received FFVA scholarship to attend the 16th Annual Pepper Conference in Tampico, Mexico to educate myself on latest pepper production practices and problems. Was elected Chair of Organizing Committee for the 17th International Pepper Conference to be held

Title

Canadian Vegetable Growers Educational Tour

Objective

Conducted two day educational tour for 6 vegetable growers, two allied industry representatives and one extension agent from Quebec, Canada.  Objective was to visit a variety of small to medium sized growers and familiarize them with alternative crops a

Title

Cucurbitacae 2002

Objective

Member of organizing committee and host of Cucurbitacae 2004.  This is an international meeting that focuses on the genetics and breeding, production and pests and diseases of the vine crops.  This years     meeting was held in Naples on Dec 8-12, 2002 and at

 

Zekri,  Mongi

South

HENDRY

Title

Fertilizers, plant nutrition, and nutritional requirements of horticultural crops including citrus

Objective

Provided information and gave presentations on fertilizers, plant nutrition and nutritional requirements of horticultural crops through an invitation and collaboration with a major fertilizer company providing services to farmers, growers, and agricultura

 

Brown,  Stephen

South

LEE

Title

International Extension Training, 4/10-19/02.

Objective

UF Internationalization Program. A selected group of 9 agents and one district director visited areas in Costa Rica to become familiar with Costa Rican Extensions and a little bit of the culture.