Maria Gorgo-Gourovitch

Extension Educator - Horticulture Team

    Expertise:

    Commercial Horticulture (Green Industry, Vegetable, Tree and Small Fruit and, Mushroom Productions)
    Integrated Pest Management
    Farm Food Safety - FSMA and GAP
    Latino Community Outreach
    Beginning Farmer
    Conservation Practice

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    About Me

    Ms. Gorgo-Gourovitch is the Food Safety, IPM and Water Quality Extension Educator for Chester and Berks counties. Maria conducts educational programs in the areas of vegetable, small fruit and mushrooms production; green industry; IPM solutions, FSMA, GAP and farm food safety; beginning farming and pesticide safety for various agricultural industries in Pennsylvania. Maria is also adapting new, culturally appropriate trainings and outreach materials and assessing the needs of the Latino Community.

    She recently worked for USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service as a Soil Conservationist assisting farm owners in the planning, application and maintenance of a variety of agronomic and engineering practices. She also previously worked for Penn State Extension until January 2015 where she served as outreach coordinator, educator and trainer for the PA IPM, Farm Safety and Food Safety Programs.

    Fully bilingual in English and Spanish. Worked for international educational institutions and private companies (Argentina, Uruguay, Chile).

    Background

    Education
    B.S. Agronomy, Pontifical Argentine Catholic University, Buenos Aires, Argentina M.S. Animal Production, Pontifical Argentine Catholic University, Buenos Aires, Argentina