New Extension Agent in Jackson County
The University of Florida’s Jackson County Extension Service has a new Horticulture Agent, Logan Boatwright. His educational program will focus on commercial fruit crop, vegetable, landscape, turf, and specialty crop production. As the Horticulture Agent, Logan will provide assistance to producers through farm visits, workshops, field days, and on-farm demonstrations. He will also coordinate the Master Gardener Volunteers who provide educational training and individual help for home gardeners.
Logan was raised on the Poarch Band of Creek Indians reservation in Atmore, Alabama. Auburn University is where he earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Horticultural Sciences. He studied under Dr. Wheeler Foshee and Dr. Tyler Monday, who guided his research project, which evaluated the combinations of soil dimpling and mulch type to prevent nutsedge punctures in polyethylene mulched beds. Logan also has two years of experience working as a farmhand for the Southeast Kiwi Cooperative Inc. based in Reeltown, Alabama and as residential landscape worker for Auburn University.
If you have questions about commercial production of fruits, vegetables, turf, or landscaping, Logan can be contacted at the Jackson County Extension Office. For questions regarding home gardening or landscaping, please contact the Master Gardener Volunteers. Contact the Extension Service from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM weekdays by visiting the office, located at 2741 Penn Avenue, Suite 3, Marianna, by phone at 850-482-9620, or 24 hours a day through their website https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/jackson/.