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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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Soil Testing How-to
Soil is the foundation of the landscape.  Having a soil pH test done may be the best place to start when planting a new garden, new landscape, or when your landscape is showing signs of stress


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National Ag Day: Growing a Climate for Tomorrow
March 21st is National Agriculture Day, a time to recognize and celebrate the men and women who produce our food, fuel and fiber. Now celebrating its 50th Anniversary, the theme for this year’s Ag Day is “Growing a Climate for Tomorrow”


March is National Nutrition Month
Written by Samantha Walter-Cano, Edited by Yvonne Florian March is officially National Nutrition Month! What is nutrition and why is it so important? According to the encyclopedia Britannica, “nutrition is the assimilation by living organisms of food materials that enable them to grow, maintain themselves, and reproduce.” Food does not only keep us alive by providing us with energy but affects our health as well


The Eastern Lubber Grasshopper
I was recently startled in my garden by some black tips on one of my edible plants. Upon closer inspection, I discovered that the whole tip of the two tallest stems were covered in small, black grasshoppers


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    2023 Water Ambassador Webinar Series
    The Water Ambassador lunch and learn webinar series is back for 2023! Join UF/IFAS Extension for the Virtual Water Ambassador lunch and learn webinar series. The Water Ambassador Program is an educational partnership between Martin County and UF/IFAS Extension that unites and empowers residents who have an interest in protecting local waterways and giving back to their communities


    Holiday Baking with Children
    Written By: Samantha Walter-Cano for Kaitlyn McCarty   With the holiday season in full swing, what’s better than enjoying fresh baked goods with your family? Making them yourself! Baking during the holiday season can be the perfect opportunity to spend quality time with your family. It will become an activity you and your kids will enjoy every year! Kids and Baking  Baking isn’t just a fun activity for kids; it