Extension Services - Solutions For Your Life

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Extension Service is a cooperative partnership between your Seminole County Government and the University of Florida in Gainesville. Our education programs are directed at broad national and state concerns, as well as issues specific to Seminole County, with locally determined and citizen influenced priorities.  What is UF/IFAS?

Available virtual classes and workshops can be found HERE

4-H Youth Development

A youth education program which provides children and young adults ages 5-18 the opportunity to learn life skills needed to become productive and self-reliant members of society, good citizens and leaders of tomorrow.

Florida-Friendly Landscape

Whether you are new to Florida or have lived here all of your life, our presentations and workshops will provide you with practical, common sense tips that will save you time and money for a better looking/healthier landscape.

Residential Horticulture

The Urban Horticulture program promotes environmentally sound practices to manage plants inside/outside your home, while the Master Gardener program trains volunteers in basic horticulture principles.

Families and Consumers

Providing solutions to improve your health, your home, and your family life.

Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems 

A place where commercial growers and livestock producers can access up-to-date production and marketing information from the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

Our Mission

To provide research-based knowledge and educational programs
enabling people to make practical decisions to improve their quality of life.

Your UF/IFAS Seminole County Extension is part of a nationwide network of land grant universities providing non-biased, research-based information to America's citizens. In our state, Extension's Land Grant  is the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences( IFAS). Seminole County Extension serves as a bridge between the University , UF/IFAS Research and Education Centers and the local community by providing sustainable training for adults and youth.

In 2014, UF/IFAS Extension celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, which established the Cooperative Extension Service. Learn about the history of UF/IFAS Extension and how the Cooperative Extension Service was established.

From learning healthy nutrition skills to growing better tomatoes - helping youth develop leadership skills and self esteem to money management - Seminole County's Extension Service offers a wealth of practical information for the citizens of our county.  Review the Seminole County Extension Service Economic Impact study to see for yourself.