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UF/IFAS Extension
Sarasota County

A county, state and federal partnership, we translate research into community initiatives, classes, and volunteer opportunities related to 4-H youth development; agriculture; gardening and landscaping; natural resources; nutrition and healthy living; and sustainability.

6700 Clark Road (Twin Lakes Park, Green Building)
Sarasota, Fla. 34241


Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm


4-H Youth Development
4-h youth gather for a group photo before embarking for camp cloverleaf in 2019
silhouettes of two ranchers working as the sun's light fades
Gardening and Landscaping
visitors and a master gardener volunteer discuss a tiny plant at the 2022 plant sale and open house
Natural Resources
a lone sea turtle hatchling crawls across the beach toward the sea
Nutrition and Healthy Living
healthy portions of food, including a rice dish, are served onto plates
workers install solar panels at the uf/ifas extension sarasota county office
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