Pete Vergot, Ph. D.

Northwest District Extension Director

As the District Extension Director for University of Florida IFAS Extension, Northwest District, Dr. Pete Vergot works with the Dean of Extension, Dr.Larry Arrington, and Associate Dean, Dr. Millie Ferrer-Chancy. His major assignments include County Operations of Extension programs through the Northwest Extension District network of county offices, statewide international extension and information technologies.

Dr. Vergot works closely with the eighteen County Extension Directors in Northwest Florida. He attends meetings and conferences throughout Florida and out-of-state, including the AAEE, NETC, AIAEE and FAEP.

Dr. Vergot grew up on a fruit and vegetable farm in Stevensville, Michigan, where he was active in FFA. He received his Bachelors of Science degree from the Michigan State University, and began teaching Vocational Agriculture in Van Buren County of Michigan; while working on his Masters of Arts from Michigan State University. Dr. Vergot served Michigan State University as an Agricultural Extension Agent and County Extension Director in Van Buren County in Southwest Michigan while working on his Ph.D. from Michigan State University.

Dr. Vergot came to UF/IFAS Extension in 1997 and was appointed as International Programs liaison in 2002.