About Us
The Board of Directors

The Board of Directors
Florida Ag in the Classroom, Inc. is run by a volunteer board of directors from various agriculture industry groups throughout Florida. The program also has an executive director.

CHAIR
Mr. Scott Emerson
Citrus & Vegetable Magazine
1069 NW 82nd Terrace
Bell, FL 32619
352/463-1945
Cell: 813/663-8261
Fax: 352/463-1376
Email:

VICE-CHAIR
Ms. Heather Nedley
Polk County Farm Bureau
1715 Highway 17 South
Bartow, FL 33830
863/533-0561
Fax: 863/533-9241
Cell: 863-581-5877
Email:

TREASURER
Ms. Joan B. Kyle
Florida Fertilizer and Agrichemical Association
11011 Oleander Drive
Clermont, FL 34711
352/242-0459
Fax: 352/242-0657
Email:

SECRETARY
Ms. Cara Martin
Florida Farm Bureau
17544 Bathurst Avenue
Brooksville, FL 34610
727/856-8649
Cell: 352/316-2382
Fax: 727/856-3335
Email:

Ms. Ila Allen Crocker
Florida Strawberry Growers Association
P.O. Drawer 2550
Plant City, FL 33564
813/752-6822
Fax: 813/752-2167
Email:

Dr. Larry Arrington
University of Florida
1038 McCarty Hall
P.O. Box 110210
Gainesville, FL 32611-0210
352/392-1761
Fax: 352/846-0458
Email:

Ms. Vina Jean Banks
Florida Beef Council
4800 Highway 301 North
P.O. Box 11766
Tampa, FL 33610
813/621-7821 ext. 389
Fax: 813/740-3520
Email:

Ms. Belinda Chason
Florida Dept. of Education
325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 701
Tallahassee, FL 32399
850/245-9017
Email:

Mr. Scott Christmas
Florida Farm Bureau
5700 SW 34th Street
P.O. Box 147030
Gainesville, FL 32614-7030
352/378-8100 ext. 1030
Fax: 352/374-1585
Email:

Mr. Ray Gilmer
Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association
4401 E. Colonial Drive
P.O. Box 140155
Orlando, FL 32814-0155
407/894-1351
Fax: 407/894-7840
Email:

Ms. Julie Kennedy
Sarasota County Farm Bureau
7289 Palmer Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34240
941/371-2043
Fax: 941/377-8448
Email:

Mr. Gus Koerner
Program Manager, Biological Research & Education
4755 Sission Road
Titusville, FL 32780
321/867-8431
Fax: 321/867-2679
Email:

Ms. Marsha Winegarner
FDOE, K-12 Science Contact
325 W. Gaines Street, Room 444
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
850/245-0423
Fax: 850/245-0803
Email:

Ms. Rachel Faulkner
Florida Nurserymen & Growers Assoc.
1533 Park Center Drive
Orlando, FL 32835
407/295-7994
Fax: 407/295-1616
Email:

Ms. Cheryl Fulford
FDACS
PL 10, The Capitol
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
850/488-3022
Fax: 850/922-4936
Email:

Ms. Jennifer Whittaker
Dairy Farmers Inc.
166 Lookout Place, Suite 100
Maitland, FL 32751-4496
407/647-8899 Ext. 32
Fax: 407/647-0606
Email:

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Julie Watson Benson
PO Box 110540
Gainesville, FL 32611-0540
352/846-1391
Fax: 352/846-1390
Email:

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Lisa Gaskalla
2053 McCarty Hall
P.O. Box 110540
Gainesville, FL 32611-0540
352/846-1391
Fax: 352/846-1390
Cell: 352/745-0246
Email:

 



Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
CHARLES H. BRONSON, Commissioner
florida-agriculture.com