UF/IFAS Extension Polk County is a partnership between the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) and the Polk County Board of County Commissioners.
1702 Highway 17 South
Bartow, FL 33830
Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm
COVID: Please contact the office to request an appointment. Masks are required.
NEW Nature Podcast
Have you ever wanted a podcast to help you learn about natural resources right here in Florida? A podcast that isn’t just about birds or just about Florida’s hiking trails, but about it all!? Look no further than Naturally Florida, a new podcast recently launched by yours truly and my colleague, Shannon Carnevale in Polk.
Celebrate Pollinators: A Sample Plant List!
The following list is a companion blog to the “Celebrate Pollinators” blog. The plants listed are only a few of the hundreds of plants that support our native pollinators
What's Going on in Florida
Request a speaker for your adult or youth group
Are you looking for a speaker for your civic organization, club, or school classroom? Consider a gardening program from UF/IFAS Extension Polk County. We have a variety of gardening and landscaping programs for all ages
A Boost for Hernando County’s Scallop Season
Over the last year, a team of volunteers worked hard to help give the bay scallop population off Hernando's coast a much-needed boost. These volunteers go by the name of "Scallop Sitters
Examen (básico) de estándares generales de certificación
Florida es uno de los estados con mayor diversidad agrícola en la nación. Todos los cultivos son afectados por diferentes plagas
General Certification Standards (Core) Exam
Florida is home to one of the most diverse agricultural powerhouses in the nation. All the crops are affected by different pests
Coccidiosis en Pollos de Traspatio
Los pollos de traspatio en el condado de Polk son muy populares. Cada día son más las personas que crían pollos en su propiedad
Coccidiosis in Backyard Chickens
Backyard chickens in Polk County are very popular. Everyday more people are raising chickens on their property