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
Bat Appreciation Month – For Kids!
Written by Samantha Walter-Cano for Kaitlyn McCarty With the scary season around the corner, let's talk about the animal with its infamous reputation for being one the spookiest around: the bat. When talking about bats, words like bloodsucker and vampires may come to mind
Spotlight on Florida Master Naturalist Craig Weyandt, Superintendent-The Moorings at Hawks Nest Golf Course
The mission of the Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) is to promote awareness, understanding, and respect of Florida’s natural world among Florida’s citizens and visitors. We’re highlighting graduates of the Florida Master Naturalist
This Thanksgiving, Thank a Farmer
This Thanksgiving Day, families and friends across the country will gather to show gratitude for our good fortune by sitting down together over a meal. Not just any meal, but a proper feast, with multiple courses, side dishes, appetizers and desserts
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
Sweet Celebration: National Honeybee Day
National Honeybee Day 2022 Written by Hailey Peirce for Nickie Munroe August 20th, 2022, is National Honeybee Day. Today we are focusing on all things honey
Florida-Friendly Landscape Management for Honeybee Conservation
We are increasingly aware of the plight of honeybees in our environment. Individual homeowners can aid honeybees and other pollinators by adjusting a few landscaping practices
Purslane in the Summer Garden
Summer vegetable garden weeds can be a problem for gardeners. It's too hot to check weed growth every afternoon