Murilo Morata - Escambia County

Murilo Morata is the new UF/IFAS Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources in Escambia County.


UF/IFAS Extension is pleased to announce Murilo Morata as the new Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources in Escambia County. Originally from São Carlos, Brazil, Murilo holds a bachelor’s degree in Agronomic Engineering from the State University of São Paulo, and a master’s degree in plant science from Auburn University.

Murilo has worked extensively with row crops like cotton, peanuts, corn, soybeans, small grains. He has experience in soil fertility, weed management, and insect control. His career includes roles in research and development, plus field work in both Brazil and the United States.

Murilo is dedicated to helping local farmers optimize their operations with the application of advanced agricultural techniques. His work focuses on sustainable farming practices, precision agriculture, working with technologies such as drones and satellite imagery.

Murillo said, “The current scenario for some row crops like cotton is tough, with rising input costs and falling prices making it hard for farmers. My goal here is to help improve this situation by bridging the gap between research and the farmers who need it. Introduce new and proven management for all agricultural activities. Helping farmers get the best information is what drives me and keeps me motivated every day.”

The Escambia County Extension Office encourages farmers and community members to reach out and engage with Murilo Morata. Whether you have questions about crop management, want to participate in research projects, or simply need advice, Murilo is here to help.

We are confident that Murilo Morata’s expertise and enthusiasm will greatly benefit our agricultural community. We invite you to connect with him and take advantage  of his knowledge and support he offers. Together, we can achieve greater sustainability and success in our farming endeavors.

You can find Murilo Morata’s office at 3740 Stefani Rd, Cantonment, FL 32533. Feel free to reach out to him at 850-475-5230 or via email at

Highlight of Upcoming Events:

  • Corn, and Soybean Field Day: Join us on July 25th for an insightful session on corn and soybean production.