What is Extension

Extension is a partnership between state, federal, and county governments to provide scientific knowledge and expertise to the public. The University of Florida (UF), together with Florida A&M University (FAMU), administers the Florida Cooperative Extension Service.

At the University of Florida, Extension is located in the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), along with the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences(CALS) and the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, and is called UF/IFAS Extension.

Who Are We

UF/IFAS Extension encompasses thousands of Extension faculty members, scientists, educators, administrative staff, and volunteers, all working to provide solutions for your life. Nick T. Place, Ph.D., is the Dean and Director of UF/IFAS Extension.

Our Mission

The University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is a federal, state, and county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences and to making that knowledge accessible to sustain and enhance the quality of human life.

What We Can Help With


Natural Resources

4-H Youth Development

Lawn & Garden

Nutrition and Healthy Living


Sharon Treen
County Extension Director

Phone (386) 329-0318

Fax  (386) 329-1262 
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Physical Address
111 Yelvington Road, Suite 1
East Palatka, FL 32131

Mailing Address
111 Yelvington Road, Suite 1
East Palatka, FL 32131

8:00am – 5pm

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