Saqib Mukhtar, Ph. D.

Associate Dean for Extension and Agricultural Programs Leader

Dr. Saqib Mukhtar serves as Associate Dean for Extension and Agricultural Programs Leader in the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) at the University of Florida to address critical issues for Florida's diverse food, agricultural and horticultural systems. He provides leadership in the development, implementation and evaluation of IFAS/Extension's major initiatives that address critical issues in Florida's food, agricultural and horticultural production systems and guides Extension High Priority Initiative Teams to accomplish milestones and goals outlined in the Extension Roadmap through effective communication.

Dr. Mukhtar comes to UF/IFAS Extension from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension where he was Associate Department Head and Extension Program Leader for Biological and Agricultural Engineering. He served as an Extension Agricultural Engineer and educator in Iowa and Texas from 1993-2015.

Dr. Mukhtar holds a B.S. in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad in Pakistan (1981), a M.S. (1984) and Ph.D. (1989) in Agricultural Engineering from Iowa State University.