Indian River County
UF/IFAS Indian River offers educational programs in agriculture, horticulture, 4-H youth development, pesticide and fertilizer licensing. To make sure you receive timely assistance, Agents are readily available via phones or email. Go to the "Who We Are" page on the menu for contact information.
1800 27th Street
Vero Beach, Florida 32960-0310
2022 Indian River County 4-H County Events
County Events is a 4-H event where 4-H members (8-18 years old) complete a demonstration, illustrated talk, or speech on various subject areas at the county level. Judges provide them with comments and award them a score that decides their placing
Downstream of COVID-19
As a UF/IFAS extension agent I, like all my extension colleagues, receive a lot of resources about the state of the current COVID-19 pandemic. However, someone who specializes in water resources, I couldn’t envision how COVID-19 would impact those areas where I spend most of my working hours – water quality and harmful algal blooms
What's Going on in Florida
2021 Indian River County Peanut Butter Challenge: What a Success!
The 2021 Peanut Butter Challenge was a tight race to the finish line as our 4-H clubs competed to bring in the most pounds. It was most certainly a race, but not a challenge this year, for the University of Florida Institute for Food and Agriculture Sciences (UF IFAS) Extension office of Indian River County to collect peanut butter for the annual statewide jar collection to stop hunger
This Hurricane Season, Be Prepared for Anything
The 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1. Are you ready? Maybe you think you’re ready—you’ve got some bottled water and canned goods to last a few days
Invitation to participate in Red Tide Website Usability Survey
Florida red tides, a harmful algal bloom (HAB) caused by the toxic dinoflagellate Karenia brevis, are a near annual occurrence in the Gulf of Mexico along the west coast of Florida. Occasionally, blooms can reach the Panhandle and east coast of Florida
Are you ready for a hurricane? How to prepare for Florida storm season
Hurricane season officially starts June 1, but it’s never too early to prepare. As a matter of fact, meteorologists at the National Hurricane Center are already issuing daily reports about tropical activity in the Atlantic Ocean amid a seven-year streak of pre-season storms
National Brown Bag Lunch Day
Let's celebrate by packing our lunch. The possibilities are endless
Do Plastic Warning Labels Reduce Consumers’ Willingness to Pay for Plastic Egg Packaging? New FRE research study finds out.
Reducing plastic waste is often proposed as an action item when it comes to sustainability. Since product packaging makes up almost the largest category of plastic waste (41%) in the United States, it makes sense that looking at alternative packaging materials or the use of warning labels may be one way to improve sustainability for agribusinesses