Say Hello to Extension's New Staff Member!


Alexis Pontius
4-H Program Assistant

Agriculture and youth development are very important to me and I am pleased to be an addition to the Highlands County Extension staff as the 4-H Program Assistant. As a part of my duties, I will be assisting in providing opportunities for local 4-H clubs.

As a life-long member of the Highlands County community, a previous manager at Tractor Supply Company for over four years, and a seven year member of the 4-H program myself, I see a lot of familiar faces that I am proud to be given the opportunity to serve.

As an active 4-H member, I had many achievements; to name a few, I have obtained reserve grand champion carcass, first place record book, and overall grand champion swine. I primarily showed swine throughout the seven years but also participated in citrus tree and rabbit projects for a few years. After I graduated high school in 2010, I was no longer able to participate in the 4-H program but showed nationally in Georgia in the National Swine Association.

I received my AA degree from South Florida Community College, and I am currently attending Hodges University where I will be receiving my Bachelor’s Degree in May 2015 majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies with a Supervision and Management minor.

I am very pleased to be able to continue to serve Highlands County as the 4-H Program Assistant. I hope to be able to recruit more 4-H members and assist in expanding programs and activities.

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Veggie Workshop Jan 2015

Restricted Use Pesticide Licensing Class

For restricted use pesticide users needing to become licensed and those needing CEUs in the crop categories of: CORE, PRIVATE APPLICATOR, AQUATICS

JANUARY 20th 2015

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