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Who We Are

UF/IFAS Extension in Palm Beach County is a partnership between the University of Florida Institute of Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) and Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners. We provide evidence and science-based education that is reliable and practical, to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future.

UF/IFAS Extension in Palm Beach County

We Provide Solutions For:


  • Plant disease diagnosis
  • Pest identification
  • Recommending cultivars
  • Licensing and certification for pesticide applicators
  • Farm safety and inspections


  • Building and maintaining healthy relationships
  • Parenting skills
  • Managing family resources
  • Helping families build wealth and reduce debt
  • Consumer issues, including fraud and identity theft protection
  • Nutrition for individuals and families
  • Food Safety

Agricultural Economic Development Program

  • Diversifying and enhancing Agricultural Opportunities in Palm Beach County
  • Identifying and developing new markets and products
  • Promoting job creation and growth
  • Assistance in creating value-added Agricultural products.

Residential and Commercial Horticulture

  • Landscape & nursery best management practices
  • Conserving water in the landscape
  • Proper plant selection and care
  • Insect, disease and weed ID and control
  • Landscape, nursery and pesticide applicator training and certification
  • Master Gardener volunteer expertise for the community

4-H/Youth Development

  • Teaching life skills and confidence through hands-on activities
  • Various programs in animal science, engineering and technology, healthy living, and leadership
  • Safe and inclusive learning environments
  • Educational opportunities through community clubs, school enrichment, camps, and competitive events
  • Leadership training for youth and adult volunteers
  • Organizing community and afterschool 4-H clubs
  • Pairing youth with positive adult mentors


Ronald W. Rice County Extension Director

Physical Address 559 N Military Trail West Palm Beach, FL 33415

Hours Monday - Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm

Phone: (561) 233-1712
Fax: (561) 233-1768

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UF/IFAS Palm Beach County Extension