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Commercial Horticulture/ Sustainable Agriculture

Commercial Horticulture is an important aspect of Extension education. Not only does this program area have specialists that can help growers produce healthy, economically viable crops as well as promote environmentally friendly and sustainable growing practices. The Pasco Extension Office has a Commercial Horticulture/Sustainable Agriculture Agent stationed in Sumter County that offers specialized information on horticultural practices aimed at commercial growers, business plan guidance, pest management in the field and greenhouse, as well as pesticide license training and exam prep/testing. Pasco County has a variety of crops in production, including blueberries, olives, pomegranates, bermuda and bahiagrass (seed), citrus, kumquats, and a variety of grains and other crops. Please contact Matt Smith, Sustainable Ag Agent in Sumter County, for more information about these educational and training services at: 352-569-6862 or email for information.  

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Phone (352) 518-0156

Fax  (352) 523-1921

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Main Office Address
36702 County Road 52
Dade City, FL 33525-5198

8:00am – 5pm

Satellite Office - Land O' Lakes
(Family Nutrition Program)
4111 Land O' Lakes Blvd., Suite 314
Land O' Lakes, FL 34639-4437

8:30am – 12pm and 1pm – 5pm


Inside Pasco County, county offices may be reached through the main switchboard using the following local numbers (toll-free) with a county extension number.

East Pasco: 352-523-2411

Central Pasco: 813-996-2411

West Pasco: 727-847-2411

Outside of Pasco County, only: 1-800-368-2411