Carolyn Saft

LIVE OAK — Carolyn Saft, the horticulture agent and Master Gardener volunteer coordinator, at the UF/IFAS Suwannee County Extension Office has been promoted.

Saft recently earned a promotion from Agent II to Agent III, a process that takes around a year and follows criteria set by the University of Florida.

Earning the distinction requires evidence of effectiveness in obtaining, integrating and organizing educational resources into programs, classes and workshops that meet the needs of the community and the design and implementation of educational experiences. Other indicators include participation in professional development and training opportunities to remain current with scientific and methodological developments, extramural funds received, and recognition by peers and clientele as a leader in the assigned areas of responsibility.

“County faculty members are expected to perform at an outstanding level with productivity that is proportional to their assignment,” County Extension Director Katherine Allen said in a release. “Carolyn Saft has proven her application of horticultural scholarship and has been granted the title of Extension Agent III.

“We are very proud of her accomplishment!”

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