UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County helps you build a better future, bringing together the resources of Sarasota County Government and the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS).
As part of the national extension system founded in 1914, we provide practical education to help you make informed choices. We translate research into community initiatives, classes, and volunteer opportunities related to food systems, water and environmental resources, and youth and community resource development. View a timeline of our history.
Backed by the commitment of Sarasota County Government to foster thriving, sustainable communities, we develop and deliver economically viable, environmentally sound, and socially equitable programs and services. View our 2017 impacts brochure to learn more about how we work with you to make better lives and better communities.
Learn more about our divisions and programs:
- Food Systems
- Water and Environmental Resources
- Youth and Community Resource Development
- Green Business Partnership
Find your opportunity:
- Find a class
- Request a speaker
- Pest/plant help
- Home irrigation evaluation
- Master Gardener training
- Join a Community Garden