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 www.solutionsforyourlife.com, which constantly updates hot topics for Florida residents.