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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-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


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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


Prepare for Hurricane Ian
SEPT. 26, 2022 (10 AM) -- Hurricane Ian is approaching the Gulf of Mexico and is on a path to impact the west coast of Florida


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


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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    Resources for Florida’s Fisheries and Aquaculture Industries Impacted by Hurricane Ian
    Andrew Ropicki, Marine Resource Economics Specialist, UF/IFAS Extension, and Florida Sea Grant Scott Jackson, Regional Specialized Agent, UF/IFAS Extension Bay County, and Florida Sea Grant (Updated Oct 3 2022) Hurricane Ian caused significant damage to large parts of Florida and the state’s fisheries and aquaculture industries were particularly hard hit. Several sources are available for industry members needing assistance


    Post-Hurricane Wildlife Encounters
    Native Florida wildlife have adaptations and instincts that help them, literally, “weather the storm” during and after a hurricane. However, what is instinctual and normal for them may be unusual and concerning for us