Who We Are

The national Cooperative Extension Service 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.

UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County translates research into community initiatives, classes, and volunteer opportunities related to five core areas: agriculture; lawn and garden; natural resources; nutrition and healthy living; and youth development. We provide practical education to build a better future.

Learn about our programs in these core areas

Agriculture

Natural Resources

4-H Youth Development

Lawn & Garden

Nutrition and Healthy Living

Contact

Don Rainey
County Extension Director (interim)

6700 Clark Road
Sarasota, Fla. 34241

Phone
Fax
941.861.9900
941.861.9886

sarasota@ifas.ufl.edu
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Hours

Monday-Friday
8am – 5pm

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