New Agriculture and Food Systems Agent!

UF/IFAS Extension Volusia County is excited to welcome Ashley Stonecipher as the new Agriculture and Food Systems Extension Agent. Ashley will serve as the livestock agent for anyone in the county with beef and dairy cattle, horses, goats, sheep, pigs, chickens and more. She will provide community members with educational programs and advice on enhancing livestock production and grazing systems and improving small farms while promoting and supporting agriculture awareness and education youth programming. Services available include soil and nematode testing, toxic plant and weed identification, and pest and plant management recommendations for pasture.  

Picture of Ashley Stonecipher with a pot belly pig

Originally from Tampa, Florida, Ashley brings 12 years of experience in sustainable agriculture, with a strong background in ornamental horticulture. Ashley earned her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Horticulture Sciences from the University of Florida. She completed her Master’s degrees in Business Management and International Business at the University of Florida as well. She served in the Peace Corps as an Agriculture Extension Specialist Volunteer helping her community with food security challenges and nutrition. Ashley will be a great addition to our local team!

If you have questions about your grazing system or improving the farm, Ashley Stonecipher can be contacted at the Extension Office, 3100 E. New York Avenue, DeLand, or by phone at 386-822-5778, via email to or on the web at You can also follow the agriculture program by signing up for the email newsletters at and select Volusia Ag News and Volusia Extension Events. If you are a Facebook user, find us at our home page UF IFAS Extension Volusia County.

The University of Florida (UF), Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), UF/IFAS Extension is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide educational information without discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations.


Posted: July 6, 2023

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Food Safety, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Cattle, Central District, Food, Livestock

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