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%