Commercial Horticulture Agent III, University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Services, Extension Volusia County
Originally from Oregon, Karen moved to Florida in 1988 where she began work as a research scientist and a Commercial Horticulture agent with the University of Florida. Karen holds a dual bachelor’s degree in Plant Pathology and Horticulture from Oregon State University and a master’s in Entomology from the University of Florida. In 1995, she along with her husband, started a U-pick strawberry farm, restaurant, vineyard, and winery. She instructs on pesticide education and works directly with the Cut Foliage Greens, citrus, sports turf, and alternative crop industries for Volusia County in Central Florida.