Seminole County has a new Ag Agent in Cody Bowling. He began his duties as the county’s Extension Office Ag agent on Thursday, April 15
Bowling is originally from central Kentucky. He was raised on a small beef farm and also raised honeybees growing up. After high school he enlisted in the Army National Guard as a field artillery crewmember.
Bowling attended Eastern Kentucky University and received his B.S. in Pre-Veterinary Medicine. During this time he worked as a veterinary technician for both livestock and pets. After graduation he applied and was accepted to the University of Georgia graduate school. At UGA he worked on an invasive pest that destroys bermudagrass hay, as well as completing coursework on a multitude of other insects. Bowling received his M.S. in Entomology in December of 2020.
Agriculture has always been a part of his life and he looks forward to learning more about all what Seminole County produces.
Upon his arrival he commented, “I want to support not only the farmers, but also the youth of the community. Whether that be through 4-H or FFA or other organizations. Growing up in a farming community is such a blessing and if we want to preserve that life style we have to pass it on to the youth. I am so happy that I know my daughter will receive that upbringing, and I’m even happier that it is here in Seminole county. I want to thank the university and community for this opportunity and I look forward to meeting everyone.”
Bowling comes to Seminole county with his wife, Kimberly, and daughter, Huntleigh.
Contact Cody at the Seminole County Extension office by calling 524-2326, or stop into meet him in person at the Extension Office located at 426 North Friendship Avenue in Donalsonville.