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Through its land-grant mission of teaching, research, and extension, the Agricultural department enhances leadership in communities and organizations, educates individuals, and communicates ideas and issues to various audiences. We can help you learn about starting a farm, enterprise selection, crop and livestock production and management, regulations, and business planning and marketing.

Sustainable Agriculture And Food Systems

The sustainable agriculture program focuses on providing education and demonstrations that promote the ecological use of resources and to develop direct marketing opportunities for agricultural producers.


Sumter County Livestock Program encompasses educational opportunities for improving production of cattle, horses, pasture/forage, small ruminants, and poultry. Find important resources and check to see what classes we are offering.

Pesticide Education & Testing

Pesticide Applicator Certification helps program participants obtain and maintain their pesticide licenses and includes exam preparation, administration and license retention with continuing education classes.