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.