UF/IFAS Extension
St Lucie County County

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.

Contact

carleybarker@ufl.edu
(772) 462-1660
8400 Picos Road, Ste 101
Fort Pierce, FL 34945

Hours

Main Office: Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm
South County: Morningside Branch Library Tues - Fri 1 p.m.-3; Sat 9 a.m. - 11

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St Lucie County Awarded for Sea Turtle Conservation
Members of the St Lucie County Board of County Commissioner’s Sea Turtle Friendly Beaches Working Group were recognized for their innovative outreach efforts and dedication to residents and visitors working to protect sea turtles during nesting season. The Treasure Coast Chapter of the Florida Association of Environmental Professionals (TCC-FAEP) recognized the working group’s co-chairs, Ken Gioeli (UF/IFAS Extension St Lucie County Natural

12/08/2017

What's Going on Near You

NATURAL AREAS WEED MANAGEMENT PESTICIDE LICENSING EXAM PREP – DEC 14, 2017 in St Lucie County
Management of Brazilian Pepper-tree, Melaleuca and other invasive plants is often necessary in South Florida’s natural areas. This vegetation, if not properly maintained, can lead to increased fire hazards, loss of native biodiversity and changes in hydrology

11/30/2017

How Extension Works for You
"Nice to meet you. What do you do?" "I work at UF/IFAS Extension St

08/23/2017

Hurricanes, Dairy Cows and the State Agricultural Response Team
I grew up on a Pennsylvania dairy farm before studying animal sciences and working as an Extension agriculture dairy agent. Needless to say, I’ve been around a few cows over the years

10/30/2017

Business Insurance for Your Home Based Business?
As a businessperson, you probably know that liability insurance is a must, but do you really need additional property insurance if your business is based in your own home? Picture this - you are in business for yourself, building a lawn service company and its going really well. You've heard from one of your neighbors that some things have been disappearing from yards overnight so you decide it would be smart to keep your trailer of new

11/13/2017

Calling Conservation Shenanigans!
I don't know about you, but I like the idea of a business being conservative and eco-friendly. I especially like it when they point out their conservation efforts so I can give them kudos for their efforts and, as a good consumer, continue to support them

10/09/2017

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    How Extension Works for You
    "Nice to meet you. What do you do?" "I work at UF/IFAS Extension St

    08/23/2017

    RoboCalls Are On The Rise
    Robocalls – those annoying unsolicited calls to your home phone or your mobile phone where you hear some cryptic recorded message designed to keep you on the line or make you call a number for more information. As someone who is registered on both the federal and Florida Do Not Call List, I don't expect to get them

    08/18/2017