Who We Are

The Extension Service was established in 1914 by the Smith-Lever Act. Extension programs strengthen decision-making, knowledge application, economic security, environmental care and leadership skills for all citizens. Issues addressed are identified through citizens, county, and university involvement.


The Mission of UF/IFAS is to develop knowledge in agricultural, human and natural resources and to make that knowledge accessible to sustain and enhance the quality of human life.


The Vision for the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is to increase and strengthen the knowledge base and technology for:

  • Expanding the profitability of global competitiveness and sustainability of the food, fiber and agricultural industries of Florida.
  • Protecting and Sustaining natural resource and environmental systems.
  • Enhancing the development of human resources.
  • Improving the quality of human life.


Natural Resources

4-H Youth Development

Lawn & Garden

Nutrition and Healthy Living

Commercial Horticulture


J. Stacy Strickland D.P.M.
County Extension Director
Phone: 321-697-3000
Fax: 321-697-3044

To contact a specific Agent, please refer to our Staff Directory

Main Office/Mailing Address:
UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County
1921 Kissimmee Valley Lane
Kissimmee, FL 34744

Poinciana Office (Vance Harman Park):
Mary Jane Arrington Center
50 Country Club Drive
Kissimmee, FL 34758


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