Who We Are
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.
Extension provides non-biased, research-based information to America's citizens. Pasco County Extension is an off-campus branch of the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) and serves as a bridge between the research labs of the university and the local community by providing educational materials and programs for adults and youth. Pasco County Government provides support for local faculty, staff and facilities.
Pasco County residents can find "solutions for your life":
- Call our office for answers to your questions
- Bring plant/insect specimens to our offices for diagnoses/identification
- Schedule a seminar for your group
- Subscribe to a newsletter
- Volunteer in our programs (4-H, Home and Community Education, Horticulture)
- Enroll your children (ages 5-18) in 4-H programs
- Become a Master Gardener
- Attend programs presented by Extension faculty, program assistants and county volunteers
- Have questions about cattle or livestock and pasture management? Call us for solutions!
- Need to know about how to start a community garden? We've got answers!
- What is Florida Friendly Landscaping? Call us to find out!