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Who We Are

The Cooperative Extension Service is a nationwide public educational network 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.

In Florida UF/IFAS Extension is a statewide network of experts that fulfills the UF/IFAS outreach mission by partnering with communities to provide high-quality, research-based relevant education and expertise to foster healthy people, healthy environments and healthy communities.

Our clientele includes:

Growers Homeowners Youth
Landscape industry Families Marine industries
Government Entities Non-Profits Community Organizations

What We Do

All 67 UF/IFAS Extension County offices disseminate science-based information to clients, helping them solve problems related to agriculture, horticulture, natural resources, water, energy, youth, families and communities.

The UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County receives direct funding from the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces (PROS) Department, and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). 

We focus on educational outreach through:

Workshops Seminars Phone consultations Group meetings
Office visits Newsletters Educational materials Social media
Plant clinics Video conferences Field demonstrations Mass media


Natural Resources

4-H Youth Development

Lawn & Garden

Family Resources

Learning Opportunities


Teresa Olczyk, M.S. County Extension Director

Hours Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Physical Addresses

Main Extension Office

18710 SW 288 Street 
Homestead, FL 33030
Phone (305) 248-3311
Fax (305) 246-2932

Other Offices

Florida Sea Grant

4600 Rickenbacker Causeway 
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
Phone: (305) 421-4017 (Call for appointment)

Family Nutrition Program (FNP)

14707 South Dixie Highway, Suite 402
Palmetto Bay, FL 33176
Phone: (305) 234-2159 Fax: (305) 234-2157 (Call for appointment)


14400 NW 77 Court, Suite 106
Miami Lakes, FL 33016
Phone: (786) 391-0539 (Call for appointment)

4-H Youth Development Program 

401 E 65 Street
Hialeah, FL 33013
Phone: (305) 769-4050
Fax: (305) 769-4052