Debra Barry, lecturer and graduate student in the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural Education and Communication 

Debra Barry

1200 North Park Road
Plant City, FL 33563

  • M.S. Agricultural Edcuation and Communication, 2010
  • B.S. Agricultural Education and Communication, 2003
Courses Taught
  • AEC 4200: Teaching Methods in Agricultural Education
  • AEC 4202: Curriculum Development and Assessment Techniques in Emerging Agricultural Technologies
  • AEC 4228: Laboratory Practices in Teaching Agricultural Education
  • AEC 4323: Development and Philosophy of Agricultural Education
  • AEC 4504: Curriculum and Program Planning for Agricultural Education
Membership in Organizations
  • Florida Association of Agricultural Educators
  • National Association of Agricultural Educators
  • North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture
  • American Association for Agricultural Education

Mrs. Debra Barry


Mrs. Debra Barry is a lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication (AEC). Her classes focus on the agricultural education specialization, and are offered in both Gainesville and Plant City.

Originally from Lithia, Florida, Barry is a two-time alumna of the University of Florida and current part-time student, earning her doctorate in AEC. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from AEC, specializing in agricultural education (2003 and 2010, respectively).

Barry serves as an adviser for Gator Collegiate FFA Alumni, guiding the leadership team in Plant City. Additionally, she serves as the coordinator of the Gulf Coast Research and Education Center (GCREC) at Plant City and also advises undergraduate students there.


2017 GCREC Faculty Employee of the Year