Dr Thomas A Obreza is Senior Associate Dean and Associate Director for UF/IFAS Extension. He is currently serving as Interim Dean and Director for UF/IFAS Extension. Dr Obreza is also a Professor in UF’s Soil and Water Sciences Department. Dr Obreza has been with UF/IFAS for 30 years, working first with SWFREC to improve nutrient and water management of citrus vegetable and sugarcane crops. Later he moved to UF’s main campus to assume the duties of Soil and Water Science Extension Specialist and statewide water resources extension coordinator. His extension education program covered plant nutrient use efficiency to protect water resources. His major responsibilities as Senior Associate Dean are managing Florida’s 375 county and regional Extension faculty and helping direct the Florida Cooperative Extension service.