Dr. Jason Ferrell has been faculty at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) since 2004. In that time, Dr. Ferrell has conducted over 400 extension meetings, written over 200 articles for extension newsletters and trade magazines, published 100 refereed scientific articles and mentored 19 graduate students. He has served as the editor for the Journal of Aquatic Plant Management since 2013. In 2017, he became the Director of the UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP). As the Director of CAIP he leads a multidisciplinary group of faculty and staff whose mission is to develop and disseminate strategies for addressing the impact of invasive plants. He also serves as the Director of the Pesticide Information Office where he works to ensure that pesticide applicators are trained and licensed in a relevant and timely manner.