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Who We Are

Welcome to UF/IFAS Sumter County Extension.  Sumter County Extension is a federal, state and local partnership that provides research-based information from the University of Florida to the citizens of Sumter County. Our county government generously supplies us with a place to work and the funding to carry out our programs, which are mostly free to the public. 

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. All of these groups share in the planning, financing, and operation of extension programs. In Florida, the Cooperative Extension Service is administered by the University of Florida.

We specialize in the following:

What We Can Help With

oranges - UF/IFAS Extension AgricultureAgriculture

Ichetucknee Springs -  UF/IFAS Extension Natural ResourcesNatural Resources

UF/IFAS Extension 4H Youth Development4-H Youth Development

planting a seedling in the ground   - UF/IFAS Extension Lawn and GardenLawn & Garden

nutrition help UF/IFAS Extension Family ResourcesFamily Resources

Field Day - UF/IFAS Extension Learning OpportunitiesLearning Opportunities


Jim Davis 
Multi County Extension Director

Phone (352) 569-6867

Fax  (352) 569-6861
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Physical Address

7620 SR 471, Ste. 2

Bushnell, Fl  33513-8716

Mailing Address

7620 SR 471, Ste. 2

Bushnell,  Fl  33513-8716

8:00am  – 5pm

Lisa Sanderson

Residential Horticulture Extension Agent II, Master Gardener Coordinator

(352) 569-6867

Matt Smith

Multi-County Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Agent

(352) 569-6872

LuAnn Duncan

Family & Consumer Sciences Agent II

(352) 569-6871

Norma Samuel

FFL/Urban Horticulturee Agent IV

(352) 689-4671

Laura Bennett

Multi-County Livestock Agent I

(352) 523-5023

(352) 523-1921 Fax

DarLinda B. Duteau

Administrative Specialist I

(352) 569-6865

Donna Lester

Program Assistant

(352) 569-6864

Dakota Treffeisen 

4-H Program Assistant

(352) 569-6863


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