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Who We Are

The Cooperative Extension Service is a nationwide public educational network 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.

In Florida UF/IFAS Extension is a statewide network of experts that fulfills the UF/IFAS outreach mission by partnering with communities to provide high-quality, research-based relevant education and expertise to foster healthy people, healthy environments and healthy communities.

Our clientele includes:

Growers Homeowners Youth
Landscape industry Families Marine industries
Government Entities Non-Profits Community Organizations

What We Do

All 67 UF/IFAS Extension County offices disseminate science-based information to clients, helping them solve problems related to agriculture, horticulture, natural resources, water, energy, youth, families and communities.

The UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County receives direct funding from the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces (PROS) Department, and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). 

We focus on educational outreach through:

Workshops Seminars Phone consultations Group meetings
Office visits Newsletters Educational materials Social media
Plant clinics Video conferences Field demonstrations Mass media



Agriculture

Natural Resources

4-H Youth Development

Lawn & Garden

Family Resources

Learning Opportunities

Contact

Teresa Olczyk, M.S.
County Extension Director 
twol@ufl.edu

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Physical Addresses

Main Extension Office
18710 SW 288 St.
Homestead, FL 33030
Phone (305) 248-3311
Fax  (305) 246-2932

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00AM - 5:00PM

Other Offices
Sea Grant
4600 Rickenbacker Cwy.
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
Phone: (305) 421-4017 Fax: (305) 421-4674 (Call for appointment)

Family Nutrition Program (FNP)
14707 South Dixie Hwy., Suite 402
Palmetto Bay, FL 33176 Phone: (305) 234-2159 Fax:  (305) 234-2157 (Call for appointment)

EFNEP and FNP
300 East 1 Ave., Ste. 113
Hialeah, FL 33101 Phone: (786) 391-0539 (Call for appointment)

4-H Youth Development Program/
Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) 
401 E. 65th Street
Hialeah, FL 33013
Phone: (305)769-4050
Fax: (305)769-4052

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