Cooperative Extension


36702 State Road 52
Dade City, FL 33525

(352) 518-0156

The Cooperative Extension Service offers educational services in Pasco through a 3-way cooperative arrangement between the Board of County Commissioners, the University of Florida and the USDA. Some of our educational topics are 4-H youth, horticulture, livestock/agriculture, family & consumer education, Florida-friendly landscapes, wildlife and various other topics. Your Extension agents are trained professional educators who want to help solve local problems.

Name Title Email Phone
Elmore, Dr. Whitney Director/Horticulture (352) 518-0156
Reighter, Shayla 4H Agent (352) 518-0156
Bresin, Shari Family and Consumer Sciences Agent (352) 518-0418
Carreiro, Chris Community Gardens Program Coordinator 813-996-2411 ext. 2458
Bennett, Laura Tri-County Livestock and Pasture Agent (352) 518-0156
Moll, Jim Master Gardener Volunteer Manager (352)518-0156
Porter, Caitlyn Administrative Secretary (352) 518-0156
Urquiola, Elizabeth One Stop Shop Program Coordinator 352-521-1254
Jedych, Michelle Receptionist (352) 518-0156
Smith, Matt Sustainable Ag/Commercial Horticulture Agent (352) 518-0156
Fernandez, Darla Family Nutrition Program Assistant (813) 929-2725
Villa, Tabitha Family Nutrition Program Assistant (813) 929-2725
Karaszkiewicz, Mike Family Nutrition Program Assistant (813) 929-2725
Borjas, Brenda Family Nutrition Program Assistant (813) 929-2725
Ortiz, Janet Family Nutrition Program Manager (813) 929-2725
Kaste, Kate Florida Friendly Landscaping Coordinator