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UF/IFAS Extension
Indian River County

UF/IFAS Indian River offers educational programs in agriculture, horticulture, 4-H youth development, pesticide and fertilizer licensing.

Contact

indianriver@ifas.ufl.edu
(772) 226-4330
1800 27th Street
Vero Beach, Florida 32960-0310

Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30am - 5pm

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School Garden Volunteer of the Year
Indian River County Master Gardener Linda Urban received the Senior Volunteer of the Year award for her work with Vero Beach Elementary's (VBE) school garden. A graduate of Master Gardener training in 2012, Linda chose to volunteer with the school garden as the primary coordinator ever since to give back to the community

02/09/2018

What's Going on Near You

Ethics Class December 16th
Ethics Class: On Saturday, December 16th, 2017 Indian River County 4-H will hold a Youth Livestock Show Ethics and Animal Care workshop to certify those wishing to show live projects at Florida Fairs.  Established by the Florida State Fair, the training is mandatory for any youth exhibitor showing a livestock project at the Florida State Fair as well as many county fairs, including the Indian River County

11/22/2017

Health Fair at Indian River County
By Olivia Zugay and Violet Krochmalny Each summer Indian River County hosts its Employee Health Fair, also open to the public with a wide array of vendors displaying products and services related to health, nutrition and well being. This year on Friday, June 23rd, Indian River County Extension was ready and waiting for clients at their booth along with more than 50 other informational displays and vendors

11/28/2017

State Fair offers more than the Midway
The Florida State Fair opens February 8 and runs through the 19th at the state fairgrounds in Tampa, Florida. The first state fair was held in 1904 on the grounds of what is now the University of Tampa

02/07/2018

Holiday Hints
How do I select and care for a Christmas tree? Is a Holiday cactus really a cactus? Are poinsettias poisonous? How do I keep from going broke and/or having a holiday induced meltdown? These questions and more can be answered via Holiday Hints from UF/IFAS Extension staff and online resources. Christmas Trees: Live trees can be purchased from a tree farm, pre-cut at a tree vendor or even a potted living tree to be planted

11/29/2017

Graduate Master Gardeners of 2017
Congratulations! By Nickie Munroe and Olivia Zugay Welcome to the new Master Gardeners The Master Gardeners of Indian River County have been busy expanding and improving programming in the county. On July 6th, we officially welcomed eight (8) new volunteers to our ranks, although they have all been eagerly participating in our smaller events this month

11/28/2017

Local Events Calendar

    Upcoming Events

    Health Fair at Indian River County
    By Olivia Zugay and Violet Krochmalny Each summer Indian River County hosts its Employee Health Fair, also open to the public with a wide array of vendors displaying products and services related to health, nutrition and well being. This year on Friday, June 23rd, Indian River County Extension was ready and waiting for clients at their booth along with more than 50 other informational displays and vendors

    11/28/2017

    IRC Master Gardneners Join Day of Caring
    Day of Caring at Gifford Youth Achievement Center’s Learning Garden - a commitment to the community and its youth. On October 14th, 2017, the United Way held its largest one-day volunteer event in our community: the Day of Caring

    11/27/2017