Nassau County horticulture agent Rebecca Jordi wins national Gold Award

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Nassau County horticulture agent Rebecca Jordi recently won an award for an educational presentation she created for teaching sustainable natural resource management.

Jordi's PowerPoint presentations on herbicides, integrated pest management and weed identification won the Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals Gold Award for Computerized Graphic Presentation/Slide Set. The presentations were used this year in the Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance classes, a multi-county effort in cooperation with Nassau, Duval and Clay counties.

The goal of the association's annual awards program is to encourage, support and recognize outstanding natural resource programs. Award recipients were recognized at a ceremony on June 30 during the seventh Natural Resource Extension Professionals Conference at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks.

Jordi, who is a prior silver award recipient in this category, said, "To receive national recognition for our efforts to educate landscape professionals is an honor. We look forward to continuing our commitment to find creative ways to communicate with people in the industry."

Jordi is a University of Florida faculty member and has been an extension agent for nine years. She was awarded tenure by UF last year.

For more information about the Nassau County horticulture programs as well as other programs offered by the extension service, visitnassau.ifas.ufl. edu/index.html or call 548-1116. Jordi can also be contacted at



Becky Jordi

Rebecca Jordi
Horticulture Agent III