Skip to main content

Who We Are

The Cooperative Extension Service is nationwide and was established by the Smith-Lever Act of 1914. It is a partnership between state land grant universities, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the county governments throughout the nation. All of these groups share in the planning, financing, and operation of extension programs. In Florida, the Cooperative Extension Service is administered by the University of Florida.

Citrus County Extension serves  as a link between the local community and the university by providing a wide variety of educational  opportunities for local adults and youth.  We offer programs focused on locally determined and citizen influenced priorities in areas such as lawns and gardens, nutrition and wellness, financial management, natural resources, Florida-friendly landscape practices, and youth development (4-H).

What We Can Help With

oranges - UF/IFAS Extension AgricultureAgriculture

Ichetucknee Springs -  UF/IFAS Extension Natural ResourcesNatural Resources

UF/IFAS Extension 4H Youth Development4-H Youth Development

planting a seedling in the ground   - UF/IFAS Extension Lawn and GardenLawn & Garden

nutrition help UF/IFAS Extension Family ResourcesFamily Resources

Field Day - UF/IFAS Extension Learning OpportunitiesLearning Opportunities


BJ Jarvis
County Extension Director, Horticulture Agent

Phone (352) 527-5714

Fax  (352) 527-5748

Contact our Master Gardener Volunteers:

View Directory

Physical Address
3650 W Sovereign Path, Ste 1
Lecanto, FL  34461    

Mailing Address
3650 W Sovereign Path, Ste 1
Lecanto, FL 34461

8:00am – 5:00pm