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Who We Are

UF/IFAS Extension encompasses the thousands of Extension faculty members, scientists, educators, administrative staff, and volunteers, all working to provide solutions for your life.  Nick T. Place is the Dean and Director of UF/IFAS Extension. 

What is Extension?

Extension is a partnership between state, federal, and county governments to provide scientific knowledge and expertise to the public.  The University of Florida (UF) together with Florida A&M University (FAMU) administers the Florida Cooperative Extension Service. 

Our Mission

The University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is a federal, state, and county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences and to making that knowledge accessible to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. 

What We Can Help With

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butterflyNatural Resources

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Clipping plantsLawn & Garden

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Michael Shawn Jackson County Extension Director

Physical Address and Mailing 176 SW Community Circle, Ste D Mayo, Florida 32066

Hours Monday - Friday 8:00am – 12:00pm 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Phone: (386) 294-1279

Fax:  (386) 294-2016

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