September 27, 2023

Ashley Stonecipher

UF/IFAS Extension Volusia County is excited to welcome Ashley Stonecipher as the new Agriculture and Food Systems Extension Agent. Stonecipher will serve as the livestock agent for anyone in the county with beef or dairy cattle, horses, goats, sheep, pigs, chickens and more.

She will provide community members with educational programs and advice on enhancing livestock production and grazing systems and improving small farms, while promoting and supporting agriculture awareness and educational youth programming. Services available include soil and nematode testing, toxic plant and weed identification, and pest and plant management recommendations for pasture.

Originally from Tampa, Stonecipher brings 12 years of experience in sustainable agriculture, with a strong background in ornamental horticulture. Stonecipher earned her bachelor’s degree in environmental horticulture sciences from the University of Florida. She completed her master’s degrees in business management and international business at the University of Florida as well. She also served in the Peace Corps as an agriculture extension specialist volunteer helping her community with food security challenges and nutrition. Ashley will be a great addition to our local team!

If you have questions about your grazing system or improving the farm, Stonecipher can be reached at the Extension Office, 3100 E. New York Ave. in DeLand, by phone at 386-822- 5778, by email to or online at

You can also follow the agriculture program by signing up for the email newsletters at and selecting “Volusia Ag News” and “Volusia Extension Events.” If you are a Facebook user, find us at our homepage “UF IFAS Extension Volusia County.”

The University of Florida (UF), Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), UF/IFAS Extension is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide educational information without discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations.

— UF/IFAS Extension Volusia County

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