Born in Prague in the Czech Republic, Jarmila has always had a passion for the nature and outdoors - hiking, gardening and service dog training in one of Prague's largest parks. This led her to study agronomy and crop production at the University of Agriculture, Prague, Czech Republic.
Arriving in Rochester, she worked at Eastman Kodak while simultaneously working at her own garden design business for sustainable gardens. She served as a Farmers' Market Specialist in CCE of Wayne County between 2012-2015. Her work helped to ensure the success of farmers' markets in the Genesee Valley Region.
Jarmila's strengths are in program development through stakeholder engagement, needs assessment, and process evaluation. She is excited to work with clients and communities while growing public awareness of agriculture in Monroe County.
In her free time, Jarmila teaches her dog Finn new tricks, grows her own fruit and vegetables in her backyard, and tries to harvest them before the deer do!