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Meet the New Commercial Horticulture Agent!

We are pleased to introduce our new Commercial Horticulture Extension Agent, Blake Thaxton.  Blake Thaxton comes from Auburn, Alabama, where he attended Auburn University and earned both his Masters of Science degree and Bachelors of Science degree.  Blake has experience in the “green industry” working for the largest landscaping company in Alabama and also having worked at a large container tree nursery.  Blake and his wife Katherine, from Mobile, Alabama, have been married for 2 years.  They are expecting their first child, Caroline Grace, in June of this year.  Blake enjoys the outdoors in his spare time; hiking, camping, and athletics.  Blake will be working with vegetable and fruit producers, nursery and greenhouse growers, and landscape maintenance and installation firms.  He is excited to join the Santa Rosa County Extension office as well as the community.

 

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