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||Non-Profits||Educational Institutions|
|Local Municipalities||Landscape Industry||Community Organizations|
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:
|Phone Consultations||Office Visits||Group Meetings||Workshops|
|Plant Clinics||School Enrichment Programs||Site Visits||Community & School Youth Groups|
|pH Soil Testing||Field Demonstrations||Day & Residential Youth Camps||Adult Volunteer Opportunities|