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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

 In Florida UF/IFAS Extension is a statewide network of experts that fulfills the UF/IFAS outreach mission by partnering with communities to provide high-quality, research-based relevant education and expertise to foster healthy people, healthy environments, and healthy communities.

Extension encompasses thousands of Extension faculty members, scientists, educators, administrative staff, and volunteers, all working to provide solutions for your life. 

Our Clientele Includes:

  • Commercial Growers
  • Community Organizations
  • Educational Institutions
  • Landscape Industry 
  • Local Municipalities
  • Non-Profits
  • Producers
  • Homeowners
  • Youth

What We Do

All 67 UF/IFAS Extension County offices disseminate science-based information to clients, helping them solve problems related to agriculture, horticulture, natural resources, water, energy, youth, families, and communities.

We focus on educational outreach through:

  • Adult Volunteer Opportunities
  • Community & School Youth Groups
  • Day & Residential Youth Camps
  • Field Demonstrations
  • Group Meetings
  • Office Visits
  • Phone Consultations
  • pH Soil Testing
  • Plant Clinics
  • School Enrichment Programs  
  • Site Visits
  • Workshops


Wendy Mussoline County Extension Director Agriculture Agent II

Phone (386) 329-0318 Fax (386) 329-1262

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

Hours Monday - Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm