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2022 Gardening in the Panhandle LIVE! Winter Garden Planning
Talk with UF/IFAS Extension Horticulture Agents from the Florida Panhandle about gardening topics.

Sep 15, 2022 12:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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C. Ray Bodrey
Extension Agent II, M.S. @UF/IFAS Extension Gulf County
Ray is in his 7th year as the Gulf County Extension Director, 15th year overall in extension. Ray is from the “watermelon capital of the world” – Cordele, GA, where he grew up on a family row crop farm. His extension areas are Agriculture, Natural Resources (including Sea Grant programs) and Horticulture. He holds degrees from Georgia Southern University, University of Georgia and University of Florida. Ray’s horticulture programming efforts include library talks on lawn and gardening topics, teaching courses for the Master Gardener Volunteer Program, as well as teaching pesticide license exam review and GI-BMP trainings. Growing skyscraper sunflowers, raised bed gardening, home composting and caring for citrus and peach trees are just some of the fun times had around his homestead.
Matthew J. Orwat
Extension Agent II, M. Ag. @UF/IFAS Extension Washington County
Matthew J. Orwat started his career with UF / IFAS in 2011 and is the Horticulture Extension Agent for Washington County Florida. Matthew is originally from Texas but has lived in Florida for over 9 years. He holds a M.S. in Horticulture from Texas A&M University and has worked with both the Rose and Peach breeding programs there. His goal is to provide educational programming to meet the diverse needs of and provide solutions for homeowners and small farmers with ornamental, turf, fruit and vegetable gardening objectives.