- Research/ Extension
Bob Hochmuth has a UF/IFAS faculty appointment of 100% Extension and serves as a Regional Specialized Extension Agent for Commercial Vegetables (50%) in the Suwannee Valley Region and NE Florida Extension District as well as NFREC-SV Assistant Center Director (50%). To implement his Extension program, over the years, Bob developed a network of relationships with key UF/IFAS specialists who have a portion of their position with a research appointment. These relationships have led to great opportunities in successfully securing significant research and extension grants. Bob’s contribution to this process is to identify research needs in the communities served and to facilitate the development of highly productive grant teams. In addition, contributions include facilitating stakeholder support, letters of support for research projects, coordinating the commitment from farmers to host on-farm research, commitments to educational outreach scope of work for projects including field days and EDIS documents, etc. Bob’s contributions to the research discipline include work in the following key areas: Water and Nutrient Management, Whole Farm Integrated Pest Management, Small Farms Food Safety, New and Emerging Specialty Vegetable Crops, and Protected Agriculture for Vegetable Crops.
- 1981. MS degree, University of Maryland, Department of Entomology.
- 1979. BS degree, University of Maryland, Department of Ag and Extension Education.