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 UF/IFAS Extension - Solutions for Your Life, which constantly updates hot topics for Florida residents.