Extension Agents, Trainers, and Organizations

The network of universities and cooperative extension services working on education and research in agriculture, fishing, and forestry in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, has offices and extension agents focused on occupational safety.

Bob Hochmuth
Food safety training for farmers and crew leaders; pesticide safety training; WPS
Extension Agent
UF/IFAS Suwannee County Cooperative Extension Service St. Lucie County Extension Office
1302 11th Street SWLive Oak, FL 32064

Bonnie C. Wells
Pesticide training
Extension Agent II – Commercial Agriculture
UF/IFAS St. Johns County Cooperative Extension Service
St. Augustine, FL 32092

Bryan Fluech
General safety, Worker Protection Standard (WPS), forklift
Agricultural Safety Agent
Associate Director of Marine Extension. University of Georgia
1180 E. Broad Street
Athens, GA 30602

Catherine E. LePrevost
Pesticide train-the-trainer training
Assistant Professor, Extension Specialist
Teaching Assistant Professor (pesticides and environmental toxicology) at the NC State University
258B Applied Ecology David Clark Labs
NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695

Cesar Asuaje
Farm Safety
Extension Agent IV
UF/IFAS Palm Beach County Extension Office
559 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415

Cesar Martinez
Farm Tractor Safety
Director of Loss Control
Risk Management / Loss Control Chapp, Inc. & Citrus Insurance Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 995
Dundee, FL 33838

Clay Olson
WTS training
County Extension Director
Agriculture & Natural Resources Extension Agent IV. UF / IFAS Taylor County Extension Office
203 Forest Park
Drive Perry, FL 32348

Elizabeth Samperio
Health Education training
Migrant Health Program Coordinator
Outreach services.
South Carolina Primary Health Care Association
3 Technology Circle
Columbia, South Carolina 29203

Erica Allison Lipscomb
Quarterly outreach worker training
Farmworker Health Data Analyst
NC Department of Health and Human Services
2001 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2001

Francisco Rivera
Commercial Vessel Safety Course
Associate Marine Extension Director
Extension Faculty, Small Farms & Alternative Enterprises. UF/IFAS Hillsborough County Cooperative Extension Service
5339 County Rd. 579
Seffner, FL 33584-3334

GB Crawford
Outreach workers (community health workers) training
Medical Director
Director of Public Relations.
Florida Farm Bureau
P.O. Box 147030
Gainesville, FL 32614-7030

Joe Barajas
Safety Manager
Alico, Inc.
10070 Daniels Interstate Court. Suite 100
Fort Myers, FL 33913

Juanita Popenoe
Farm safety trainings
Multi-county Commercial Fruit Crops Extension Agent
UF/IFAS Lake County Extension Office
1951 Woodlea Rd
Tavares, FL 32778-4052

Judy Biss
Pesticide applicator training
Extension Agent II – Agriculture and Natural Resource
County Extension Director
UF / IFAS Calhoun County Extension Cooperative Service
33 Market St
Apalachicola, FL 32320-1775

Keith Wynn
Worker Protection Standards, pesticide training, and testing
Commercial Horticulture Extension Agent II
UF/IFAS Extension Hamilton County
1143 US HWY 41 NW
Jasper, FL 32052-5856

Ken Gioeli
Pesticide Application Safety & Training
Program Extension Agent IV – Natural Resources
St. Lucie County Extension Office
8400 Picos Rd #202
Fort Pierce, FL 34945

Leigh Peters
Dill conductor training
Marine resource specialist
University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant
1180 E. Broad Street
Athens, GA 30602

Libbie Johnson
Worker Protection Standards, Tractor, Electricity training
Highlands County County Extension Director & Citrus Agent
Extension Agent II, Agriculture, Natural Resources
3740 Stefani Road
Cantonment, FL 32533-7792

Lisa Krimsky, Ph.D.
Pesticide Training
Agriculture Extension Agent III
UF / IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center
2199 South Rock Road
Fort Pierce, Florida 34945-3138

Luke Harlow
Pesticide Education and Safety training
Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent
UF/IFAS Clay County Extension Office
2463 State Road 16 West
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043

Mel Goodwin
Agricultural worker’s health
Community Development & Special Populations Coordinator
NC Department of Health and Human Services
4917 Waters Edge Dr., Suite 165,
Raleigh, NC 27606

Paulette Tomlinson
Agricultural operations, pesticide training
Agriculture (Livestock) & Natural Resources Extension Agent II
UF/IFAS Extension Columbia County

Richard Pont
Pesticide handler/applicator training, farmworker training, Pesticide Applicator certification
Environmental Protection Specialist/Biologist
5 Post Office Square – Suite 100
Boston, MA 02109-3912

Steve Hitov
Fair Food Standards
General Counsel. Coalition of Immokalee Workers
110 S. 2nd St.
Immokalee, FL 34142

Teresa Olczyk
OSHA, WPS, pesticide
Commercial Agriculture / Vegetables Agent
UF/IFAS Miami-Dade County Extension Office
18710 SW 288 St
Homestead, FL 33030

UF IFAS Pesticide Information Office
Building 164, Mowry Road, University of Florida Campus
Gainesville, FL 32611

Vanessa E. Campoverde
Worker Protection Standard (WPS) Annual Training in Spanish. WPS, OSHA and NIOSH compliance training
Commercial Ornamental Horticulture Extension Agent
UF / IFAS Miami-Dade County Cooperative Extension Service
18710 SW 288th St
Homestead, FL 33030

Venancio “Veny” Marti
Worker Protection Standard, heat stress
VP Operations / 
Martex Farms
PO Box 786, Santa Isabel
Puerto Rico 000757

Whitney Elmore
Farm Safety and Food Safety Plans
Pasco County Extension Director/Urban Horticulture Agent
University of Florida Water Institute
570 Weil Hall
PO Box 116601
Gainesville, FL 32611-6601

If you know offices or extension agents working doing extension on occupational health and safety in agriculture, fishing or forestry that should be on this list, please send us your suggestions to add them.