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Group photo of UF/IFAS Extension Polk County Team, Taken May 2017

Who We Are

Through Extension, Polk County citizens find answers to both every day and difficult issues in a diversity of topic areas, from lowering doctor visit frequency through better nutrition and physical activity, to planting a low water-use Florida yard, to protecting commercial fruit operations from pests and diseases. Find a place for your children to stay safe and build their confidence through the 4-H program, or get a license to spray pesticides as a service for your small lawn and landscape business.

More than 500 Polk County youth and adults volunteer with Extension each year as 4-H  club leaders and instructors, and as certified Master Gardeners.

As part of the University of Florida, Extension offers the latest research-based solutions, packaged in a way that makes using information easy and affordable.

As you explore our website, I hope you'll take advantage of the many opportunities to gain and apply new knowledge in your life, home, community, or business. You'll also want to check out, which constantly updates hot topics for Florida residents.


Natural Resources

4-H Youth Development

Gardening and Landscaping

Nutrition and Healthy Living

Community Development


Phone (863) 519-1041
Fax  (863) 534-0001 
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Physical Address
1702 Highway 17 South
Bartow, FL 33830    

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

8:00am – 5pm


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