UF/IFAS Extension
Sarasota County

A county, state and federal partnership, our mission is to translate research into community initiatives, classes, and volunteer opportunities related to five core areas: agriculture; lawn and garden; natural resources; nutrition and healthy living; and youth development.

Contact

sarasota@ifas.ufl.edu
941.861.9900
6700 Clark Road
Sarasota, Fla. 34241

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Do you know where your drinking water comes from?
More than one-third of Floridians report bottled water as their primary source of drinking water (Oderra and Lamm, 2015). This can be translated as one out of every three Floridians believing that Florida water tastes bad, that it is not safe, or that bottled water is a healthier alternative (Hu et al

12/08/2017

What's Going on Near You

Register now for the Sustainable Communities Workshop
Don't miss your chance at a reduced-rate registration for the 12th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop, set for Nov. 30 at the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida Event and Conference Center, 4750 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota

10/27/2017

Suncoast chapter of Master Naturalists
Master Naturalist graduates of Charlotte and Sarasota County: Come one, come all! Are you interested in forming a Suncoast regional Master Naturalist chapter? Are you interested in attending exciting educational outings with other Master Naturalists? Would you like an opportunity to share what you have learned with others by volunteering to assist with environmental education programs? Have you graduated from at least one Master Naturalist.

10/09/2017

Hurricanes, Dairy Cows and the State Agricultural Response Team
I grew up on a Pennsylvania dairy farm before studying animal sciences and working as an Extension agriculture dairy agent. Needless to say, I’ve been around a few cows over the years

10/30/2017

Healthy eating, happy fishing and happy holidays
By AMBER WARD, Extension Program Manager, Family Nutrition Program and ARMANDO UBEDA, Florida Sea Grant, Sarasota County Extension Agent With the holidays approaching, it is good to know that Florida makes it easier for many residents to save money and eat healthy. Qualifying Florida residents/anglers can fish for free from a saltwater shoreline or on a structure attached to

11/21/2017

Curbside collection tips: eliminating curbside confusion on collection day
Do you ever have items that accumulate in your garage or home because you don’t know how to dispose of them? This is not an uncommon issue. It is never a good thing to throw items in the garbage if you don’t know what kind of harm they can do or if it’s legal to do so

11/21/2017

Local Events Calendar

    Upcoming Events

    Suncoast chapter of Master Naturalists
    Master Naturalist graduates of Charlotte and Sarasota County: Come one, come all! Are you interested in forming a Suncoast regional Master Naturalist chapter? Are you interested in attending exciting educational outings with other Master Naturalists? Would you like an opportunity to share what you have learned with others by volunteering to assist with environmental education programs? Have you graduated from at least one Master Naturalist.

    10/09/2017

    Apply for USDA natural resources aid by Nov. 17
    Agricultural landowners face a closing window to receive financial and technical aid to help protect natural resources. The U

    09/29/2017