Dr. Pete Vergot III

NW DED, UF, Project Leader
155 Research Rd, Quincy, FL 32351
Tel: 850-875-7137   Fax: 850-875-7189  cell: 850-228-4000

As the Northwest District Director for University of Florida IFAS Extension, Dr. Pete Vergot works with sixteen County Extension Directors in the panhandle of Florida. His major assignments include County Operations of Extension programs through the Northwest Extension District network of county offices, statewide international extension and information technologies.

Julie McConnell

Horticulture/Entomology/Master Gardener Coordinator
UF/IFAS Extension Bay County
2728 E. 14th Street Panama City, FL 32401
Tel: 850-784-6105 Email:

Ms. McConnell is the Horticulture Agent and Master Gardener Coordinator for the University of Florida in Bay County (Panama City). Her program focuses on integrated pest management and Florida Friendly Landscaping practices for commercial horticulture clientele and homeowners. She has a B.S. in Horticulture from Auburn University and an M.S. in Entomology from the University of Florida. Prior to her career in Extension, Ms. McConnell worked for ten years as a salesperson in the wholesale nursery industry in Atlanta.


Mr. Alejandro (Alex) Bolques

Alex BolquesFAMU Extension Agent – Horticulture and Small Farms
Gadsden County Extension Service
2140 W Jefferson St. Quincy, FL 32351-1905
Tel: 850-875-7255   fax: 875-7257

Mr. Bolques is an Extension Agent in the College of Engineering Science Technology and Agriculture, Cooperative Extension and Outreach Programs at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU).  Alex is located at Gadsden County Extension Office in Quincy, Florida.  Alex has responsibilities in Commercial Horticulture, Master Gardener training and Small Farms in the county.

Ms. Adrian Hunsberger

Adrian HunsbergerUrban Horticulture / Entomologist / Master Gardener Coordinator
UF/IFAS Miami-Dade County Extension
18710 SW 288th Street Homestead, FL  33030
Tel: 305-248-3311

Ms. Hunsberger is the Urban Horticulture Agent and Master Gardener Coordinator at the University of Florida, Miami-Dade County Extension office in Homestead, Florida. Adrian holds a BS degree in Horticulture from Virginia Tech and a MS degree in Entomology from the University of Florida. Adrian has over 13 years of research experience at the University of Florida using biological and organic pest control methods.


Mr. Henry Mayer

Henry MayerCommercial Urban Horticulture
Miami-Dade County UF Extension Service
18710 SW 288 St.   Homestead, FL 33030-2309
Tel: 305-248-3311x 231  Fax: 305-246-2932

Mr. Mayer came to Extension with an extensive background in Commercial Landscaping and Lawn Management. He also has a strong background in educational leadership, teaching and the development of sound educational programs to help landscapers more effectively interpret science and technology. Henry originally came to Florida in 1999 from Venezuela where he obtained a B.S. in Horticulture. During his 14 years experience in Venezuela he owned a landscape company, worked in a tissue culture lab, worked in Extension with  FUSAGRI, and owned a 40 hectare farm. In 2001 he became an Urban Commercial Program Assistant and was quickly promoted to Miami-Dade County Extension Agent. Henry is currently pursuing a MS  Degree in Soil and Water to further his profession.

Ms. Linda M. Seals

Linda M. SealsCommercial Horticulture/Small Farms
UF-IFAS Brevard County  Extension Service
3695 Lake Drive Cocoa, FL 32926
Tel: 321-633-1702     Fax: 321-633-1890  
Email Internet:

Ms. Seals is the Commercial Horticulture and Small Farms Agent for the University of Florida, Brevard County Extension in Palm Bay, Florida.  Linda earned her BS and MS in Ornamental Horticulture and Landscape Design from the University of Tennessee.  Besides horticulture, Linda has expertise in adult education and website development.


EARTH University – La Flor Staff

EARTH University

Sr. Dir. Carlos Hernandez

Sr. Dir. Carlos HernandezPast Director- EARTH La Flor Campus




Dr. B. K. Singh

Dr. B. K. SinghProfessor of Soil Science – EARTH University
Apdo. 4442-1000 San José, Costa Rica
Tel: (506) 713-0000    Fax: (506) 713-0001  In USA: 352.332-4538

Dr. Singh’s Bio:

Luis Navarro Bulgarelli

Luis Navarro BulgarelliFormer Program Coordinator
Universidad EARTH – La Flor

Graduate of  EARTH University (1999) as an agronomic engineer (ingeniero agrónomo); Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Ricas (2004), MBA Work Experience. In 2000 he worked in Environmental Science with CRESEE;  2001-2004 was a Production manager for Leather Leaf Farms of Verhelechos and Superior Greens;  and in 2005-2006 Entrepreneurial farmer (Tomato and Sweet pepper  Truck farming).  In  November  2007 he was named EARTH University’s second  administrator of Outreach and Educational programs.  Sr. Bulbarelli now works with Reserva Conchal  as their Landscape and Garden Supervisor.

Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganaderia  

Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganaderia[ Costa Rica Ministry of Agriculture and Marketing ]