I welcome Grace Florjancic as the newest member of the Southern Region Team with great enthusiasm. Grace will serve as the Jackson County Agricultural Master Gardener & Home Horticulture Outreach Program Coordinator at SOREC. Grace will begin her role on Tuesday, January 17.
Please look out for an opportunity to welcome Grace to our organization!
A special thank you to the search committee for this position!
- Committee Chair, Didgette McCracken
- Committee Member, Danielle Knueppel
- Committee Member, Gordon Jones
- Committee Member, Jane Moyer
- Search Advocate, Kayla Sheets
Grace Florjancic (she/they) graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in microbiology and horticulture. During undergraduate studies, Grace was a member of the Virginia Tech soil judging team, competing against schools along the East Coast. Also, she researched both beneficial and harmful microbial interactions with plants. These interactions have become a point of interest for her. Post-graduation, she was employed by George Washington University as the greenhouse manager. Grace worked with professors and students to support research experiments, learning in and out of the classroom, and to foster an interest in plants. Later, they worked at Meadowlark Botanic Garden, maintaining and designing garden beds. Caring for the pollinator garden sparked their interest in the roles native plants have in the environment and the importance of native biodiversity. Now, she is excited to learn about Southern Oregon’s ecosystems and how homeowners can positively impact them. She is also delighted for the opportunity to work with the community to build strong connections with nature, food, and each other.
Request for Assistance
I will develop a framework schedule to support Grace’s onboarding with prearranged meetings and connection opportunities for Grace’s first 60 days. If you have meetings that you would like Grace to attend, which are scheduled for January and February – please share this information with me by Tuesday, January 10. I will safeguard this time on Grace’s schedule.
Jamie Davis, Regional Director
Oregon State University | University Outreach and Engagement | OSU Extension Service
C: 541-815-0963 | 103 South E St., Lakeview, OR 97630
Southern Region: Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath and Lake Counties
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