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Who We Are

UF IFAS Extension of Volusia County is part of the Cooperative Extension Service, which 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.

Through a partnership among Volusia County, the University of Florida and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Extension Service is an off-campus educational branch of the University of Florida. Extension agents, who serve as the county's "teachers," reach more than 2 million people each year through presentations, telephone calls, lab diagnoses, pamphlets and other outreach programs in the following program areas:

  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Natural Resource Conservation
  • Commercial Horticulture
  • Residential Horticulture
  • Energy Conservation
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Finances and Home Purchasing
  • Child and Family Development
  • 4H Youth Development

What We Can Help With

vegetable basketAgriculture

butterflyNatural Resources

4-H Children in a kitchen4-H Youth Development

Clipping plantsLawn & Garden

family at farmers marketFamily Resources

food safetyLearning Opportunities


Kalan Taylor Interim County Extension Director

Office: (386) 822-5778 Fax: (386) 822-5767

Address 3100 E. New York Ave. Deland, FL 32724