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    Center for Viticultural Sciences
    The mission of the Center for Viticultural Sciences and Small Fruit Research is to conduct research and provide service and support that will help the viticulture industry in Florida to become a viable industry (Florida Viticulture Policy Act, 1978).
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    Veterinary Technology
    Advances in both veterinary medicine technology and technique are the fuel firing the increased demand for well-trained individuals to work as veterinary technologists.
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Alejandro (Alex) Bolques

EDUCATION
M.S. Agricultural Sciences. Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee, Fla. Research Topic: Isolation and Characterization of a Methionine-rich Protein from Peanut seed. April 1994
B.S. Ornamental Horticulture. Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee, Fla. Emphasis: Ornamental plant biology, physiology and culture. December 1991
 
CURRENT APPOINTMENT 
County Extension Agent II, Gadsden County Extension, Quincy, Fla.
Responsibilities: Responsible for leadership of a comprehensive Extension program including ornamental horticulture producers, small farm enterprises, professional service providers, plant nursery personnel, homeowners and to provide leadership in the development and delivery of a Master Gardeners Program in Gadsden County.
Date: July 2000 to present
 
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
Container Plant Production including: Water and Nutrient Management; Nursery and Greenhouse Management
Sustainable Agriculture, Organic Farming, Alternative Farm Enterprises, Entomology
Duties by percentage: Ornamental Horticulture, 30%
                                          Small Farm / Alternative Agriculture, 30%
                                          Master Gardener Volunteer Program Coordinator, 30%
                                          4-H and Youth Development, 10%