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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


Extension 101: Agriculture Agents
Your county UF/IFAS Extension office houses agents with expertise in many different fields; depending upon your needs and interests, you may be familiar with some of our agents, but not others. This is the first in a series that will explore the work extension agents do in the field


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


Stay Hydrated in This Heat
July and August are undoubtedly the hottest months here in Florida. One step outside and you’re already drenched in sweat, wishing you were back inside with some air conditioning


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    Celebrate Kids Eat Right Month with the Lovely Legume
    Legumes are the star of this month’s UF/FSHN Taste Something New series! Whether you’re looking to sample a plant-based protein, boost the nutritional profile of your meals, or try a new recipe, we have what you’re looking for right here. Fruits? Got ‘em


    Find Your Frugal: Six tips to save money at the farmer’s market
    About this series Rising costs have brought on rising concerns. The ripple effects of the yearslong COVID pandemic continue to surface in economies worldwide