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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.

Contact

indian@ifas.ufl.edu
(772) 226-4330
1800 27th Street
Vero Beach, Florida 32960-0310

Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30am - 5pm

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Agricultural Worker Safety Training Day
On Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 the University of Florida will host the Agricultural Worker Safety Training Day at the St. Lucie Fairgrounds

12/28/2018

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A Day of Family Fun at LaPorte Farms
By Darren Cole, Indian River County Youth Development Agent Looking for a quick and entertaining family outing to stave off the boredom of another mundane ordinary weekend? Well look no further than LaPorte Farms! This local kid friendly haven is a great place for the entire family to visit. The farm holds events throughout the year that support a vast array of youth organizations such as our local 4-H clubs

08/09/2018

School Garden Volunteer of the Year
Indian River County Master Gardener Linda Urban received the Senior Volunteer of the Year award for her work with Vero Beach Elementary's (VBE) school garden. A graduate of Master Gardener training in 2012, Linda chose to volunteer with the school garden as the primary coordinator ever since to give back to the community

02/10/2018

Food safety: Dine outdoors, minus the dangers
Who doesn’t enjoy a summer picnic or barbecue with family and friends? Summer is a great time to get outside and enjoy these warm weather events but these events also present opportunities for foodborne bacteria to thrive. As our food heats up with summer temperatures, bacteria multiply rapidly

06/19/2019

Symptoms of Dehydration: Summer Survival
By Joshua Kutyna, Indian River Extension Program Assistant for Nickie Munroe Everyone is out enjoying the beauty of Florida. It is easy to forget how dangerous it can be to stay outside for prolonged periods in our warm weather

08/07/2018

Staying Hydrated: Summer Survival
By Joshua Kutyna, Indian River Extension Program Assistant for Nickie Munroe Drinking the daily-suggested amount of water to stay hydrated can be a difficult task. Water intake is impacted by your circumstances

08/07/2018

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    School Garden Volunteer of the Year
    Indian River County Master Gardener Linda Urban received the Senior Volunteer of the Year award for her work with Vero Beach Elementary's (VBE) school garden. A graduate of Master Gardener training in 2012, Linda chose to volunteer with the school garden as the primary coordinator ever since to give back to the community

    02/10/2018

    Holiday Hints
    How do I select and care for a Christmas tree? Is a Holiday cactus really a cactus? Are poinsettias poisonous? How do I keep from going broke and/or having a holiday induced meltdown? These questions and more can be answered via Holiday Hints from UF/IFAS Extension staff and online resources. Christmas Trees: Live trees can be purchased from a tree farm, pre-cut at a tree vendor or even a potted living tree to be planted

    11/29/2017