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Events and Programming

To learn about upcoming events, workshops, and classes please visit the relevant links, below.

If you are interested in seeing a summary of available events, please visit our overall UF/IFAS Extension Polk County Calendar by clicking, here.

Discover the power of research-based learning with UF/IFAS Extension Polk County by following our Eventbrite page below.

We offer a wide range of programs designed to enhance your life, home, and community, such as Natural Resources and Conservation programs covering urban forestry, invasive species, and aquatic ecosystems; Residential Horticulture, including lawngrass management, beneficial insects, and the Master Gardener program; and the Florida-Friendly Landscapingtm program with a focus on drought-tolerant options and waterfront protection.

Dive into Family and Consumer Science topics like chronic disease management and healthy eating, or learn about Small Farms programming covering practices such as beekeeping and backyard poultry and livestock.

Pesticide applicators can access license testing, CEU classes, and exam prep courses.

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Please see below for our other Extension programs:

4-H Youth Development

  • Please contact your local 4-H club to get involved, or reach out to our office for more information: 863-519-1041 

Commercial Citrus

​Livestock and Forages

  • For information on upcoming events, please visit the South Florida Beef Forage Program website for event announcements.
  • You may also contact Bridget Stice, Livestock and Forage extension agent for Polk County, by email ( or phone (863) 519-1048 for information on upcoming Livestock and Forages events.

Environmental Horticulture


(863) 519-1041

Physical Address 1702 Highway 17 South Bartow, FL 33830

Mailing Address PO Box 9005, Drawer HS03 Bartow, FL 33831-9005

Hours Monday - Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm

Fax  (863) 534-0001

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