Gulf County Extension Agent

232 East Lake Avenue
Wewahitchka, FL 32465

Ray Bodrey came to UF/IFAS Gulf County Extension in January of 2016 after spending eight years with the Water Quality Program at the University of Georgia Marine Extension Service and Georgia Sea Grant.

Ray’s work in Georgia was mostly in nonpoint source pollution research of regional surface waters, especially in areas prone to stormwater issues. His studies focused primarily on nutrient and bacteria level impacts on recreational waterways. During his tenure, he was also involved in fisheries, sustainable community and hazard resiliency efforts.


Now, as the Gulf County Extension Director, Ray is responsible for leadership of the department as well as forging strong relationships with stakeholders, project partners, county administrators and state/federal agencies. As Extension Agent II, his educational program focus is on agriculture, natural resource and community development. Sea Grant programs, especially the Master Naturalist Program and coastal hazard planning initiatives will be an integral part of extension outreach for Gulf County.


M.S., Soil and Water Science, University of Florida

M.A.L., Agricultural Leadership, University of Georgia
B.S., Biology, Georgia Southern University