Extension Educator, Horticulture
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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).