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UF/IFAS Extension
DeSoto County

-We are an off-campus branch of the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). -We provide scientific and problem solving information to DeSoto County residents. -We offer educational programs in agriculture, 4-H youth development and family nutrition.

Contact

desoto@ifas.ufl.edu
(863) 993-4846
2150 NE Roan Street
Arcadia, FL 34266

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 4:30pm

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