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. More...

    What is the Indian River County Extension Service?

    What are the educational and technical assistance programs we provide?

    Commercial Agriculture and Home Horticulture:

    • Crop and livestock recommendations
    • Lawn and gardening advice
    • Soil testing information
    • Pest and plant disease identification and recommendations
    • Pesticide training and test taking opportunities and CEU information

    4-H Youth Development:

    • 4-H Club organization
    • 4-H school enrichment programs

    How can Indian River County residents use UF/IFAS Extension programs?

    • Call, e-mail or visit us with your questions
    • Attend Extension-sponsored workshops
    • Schedule a seminar for your group or organization
    • Become a volunteer in our 4-H or gardening programs
    • Enroll your children ages 5-18 in 4-H programs
    • Send your child to 4-H camp
    • Access us via computer using the World-Wide-Web

    Mission of the UF/IFAS Extension
    Indian River County Office

    To provide scientific, research based information that clientele can utilize in order to make informed decisions which will improve their quality of life.

    Mission of the Florida Cooperative
    Extension Service

    To provide scientific, research based information about agricultural, natural resources and human development that citizens use in making decisions which contribute to an improved life.

    Extension programs strengthen decision making, knowledge application, economic security, environmental care and leadership skills for all citizens. Issues addressed are identified through citizen, community and university involvement. These programs are supported by the University of Florida cooperatively with county, state and federal government.






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    Christine Kelly-Begazo

    Extension Director Agriculture/Horticulture Agent III

    • 1800 27th Street
      Vero Beach, FL
    • Phone:
    • Fax:
    Office Hours
    • Monday - Friday
    • 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
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