Juan Cabrera-Garcia

Portrait of Juan Cabrera-Garcia


State Extension Specialist for Horticulture

MU Extension

Research Assistant Professor

Missouri Institute for Defense & Energy, UMKC

Juan Cabrera’s appointment is split between MU and UMKC. At MU, his appointment includes extension and research responsibilities focused on horticulture crops. He developed extension programs focused on consumer horticulture, commercial horticulture, and increasing awareness of MU Extension among Hispanics in Missouri. He plans to conduct applied research projects that will result in practical recommendations that will improve the horticulture farming industry in Missouri.

He is part of the Missouri Institute for Defense and Energy (MIDE) at UMKC. His appointment includes research responsibilities focused on urban horticulture. He plans to conduct research that will result in new technologies and recommendations to help urban farmers be successful, be sustainable, and be able offer safe and high-quality produce.

Educational background

  • B.S. Agricultural Science and Production, Zamorano University
  • Ph.D. Plant Sciences, University of Connecticut