Who We Are
The Cooperative Extension Service is nationwide and was established by the Smith-Lever Act of 1914. It is a partnership between state land grant universities, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the county governments throughout the nation. All of these groups share in the planning, financing, and operation of extension programs. In Florida, the Cooperative Extension Service is administered by the University of Florida.
What is the Indian River County Extension Service?
- We are an off-campus branch of the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS)
- We provide scientific and problem solving information to Indian River County residents
- We offer educational programs in agriculture, horticulture, 4-H youth development, pesticide and fertilizer licensing
- We are supported by the Indian River County Board of County Commissioners, University of Florida and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)