UF/IFAS Extension
St Lucie County

The Cooperative Extension Service is nationwide and was established by the Smith-Lever Act of 1914. It is a partnership between state land grant universities, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the county governments throughout the nation.

(772) 462-1660
8400 Picos Road, Ste 101
Fort Pierce, FL 34945


Main Office: Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm
South County: Morningside Branch Library Tues - Fri 1 p.m.-3; Sat 9 a.m. - 11

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