UF/IFAS Extension and Sarasota County place the highest priority on the safety and health of our community members, staff and volunteers. To help stem the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, we have suspended most in-person activities until further notice. Limited services are available by appointment, along with pest/plant help and soil testing. Email email@example.com or call 941-861-5000 for details.
Additionally, visit facebook.com/ufsarasotaext, blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/sarasotaco or ufsarasotaext.eventbrite.com for our latest updates, and find a wealth of information at sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/sarasota, www.scgov.net/extension, and edis.ifas.ufl.edu.
Stay safe, and thank you for your understanding and assistance in these difficult times.
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 2018 impacts brochure to learn more about how we work with you to make better lives and better communities.
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Coautor: Armando Ubeda, Marine and Coastal (Sea Grant) agent UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County Con la pandemia de coronavirus / COVID-19 al frente de nuestra vida cotidiana, hemos escuchado una y otra vez la importancia del lavarse las manos... Read More
- What… now I have to do science?03/27/2020 5:19 PM
YES, you, too, can do science at home! You might be wondering how to keep your children or students involved? What online tools are there that are educational? Or, how do I replicate experiences that are normally interactive,... Read More
- 4-H radish project goes to the worms03/27/2020 1:08 PM
From seed to salad and beyond, radishes have been big this year at UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. Now, worms are, too. Each year, our 4-H program partners with our school gardens program, the Sarasota County 4-H Foundation and... Read More
- Sanitize your home… safely03/27/2020 10:55 AM
With the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic at the forefront of our daily lives, we have heard over and over the importance of proper handwashing, social distancing and sanitizing. When I went to the store, I found the cleaning isles and... Read More
- Mosquitoes and COVID-1903/18/2020 9:32 AM
Have you been wondering about mosquitoes and the role they play in vectoring diseases, especially coronavirus/COVID-19? Well, they happen to take the dubious title of the deadliest animal on the planet, because of their ability to transmit many... Read More
- COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County (UPDATED)03/17/2020 12:12 PM
Updated: 03.19 10:25am Please note that all Plant Clinic help desk locations and services have been suspended, effective immediately and through April 30. This step comes as part of our ongoing commitment to protecting the safety and health... Read More
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- COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension03/15/2020 1:01 PM
Updated 03/15/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office... Read More
- Growing the Master Gardener program03/06/2020 10:32 AM
UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County thanks the first volunteer of the month for 2020 and selects Deborah Morgan for January. Deborah is a graduate of the Sarasota County Master Gardener Volunteer program in 2018 and has been an excellent... Read More
- Handwashing 101: The importance of details03/03/2020 6:49 AM
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- Treejuvenation Florida03/02/2020 10:44 AM
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