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UF/IFAS Extension
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.

(772) 226-4330
1800 27th Street
Vero Beach, Florida 32960-0310


Monday - Friday
8:30am - 5pm
For contact information select "Who We Are" page on main menu

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Florida 4-H Public Speaking Program – Success!
Florida 4-H Public Speaking Program - Powered By FPL Florida 4-H Public Speaking is one of the school enrichment programs that Florida 4-H offers. In Indian River County, this program begins in 4th and 5th grade classrooms, where teachers educate students on the importance of public speaking, how to write a speech, and how to deliver a speech successfully


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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


Cool Off with these UF/IFAS Extension Podcasts
I’m not gonna lie--it’s hot outside! Summer heat in Florida is more than a matter of comfort—it's a health and safety issue. If you want to limit your outdoor exposure, but still keep up on topics like gardening, nature watching, farming, beekeeping, or the latest in scientific research, podcasts are a great way to do that


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


Hurricane Hero: Scott Jackson
How many years have you been with UF/IFAS and what is your current role? I hit 22 years as of August. I wear many hats


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    New Rules: Credit Reports and Medical Debt
    Until recently, the three major credit bureaus – Equifax, Experian & TransUnion- tracked and treated medical debt collection very similar to other types of collections. If a consumer does not pay a debt, the creditor can sell the unpaid debt to a collection agency


    Pesticides and Pets: Is My Cat or Dog Safe?
    When considering your home, pesticides, and pets, have you ever wondered, "Is my cat or dog safe?" Monday, August 8th is International Cat Day. In honor of our furry goblin overlords, this week's blog is about their safety