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UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County is here to help! While we are currently open to the public by appointment only, you can get the support you need, or make an appointment, via email or by calling the operator at 305-248-3311, ext. 0.

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UF/IFAS Extension places the highest priority on the safety and health of our community members, staff and volunteers. To help stem the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, our office is currently open to the public by appointment only (call the operator at 305-248-3311, ext. 0) and all in-person programs have been moved online. We are still here to serve you by phone or email and you can find information for programs and contact staff members on this website.

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Miami-Dade County

The UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County is the liaison between research conducted by scientists at the University of Florida and other universities and our local community.

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(305) 248-3311
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Homestead, FL 33030

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