We are pleased to announce that the UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County office will open for business, effective June 15, with office hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Visitors are encouraged to schedule appointments for pest/plant help, soil analyses and other general services, since staffing will be limited initially. Please contact us at 941-861-5000 or for appointments or further information.

We remain available to serve you by phone at 941-861-5000 and email to Additionally, you can find staff/program contact information at and our range of online events at

When visiting, please continue to practice safe social distancing, keeping a 6-foot distance when around others. Visitors are highly encouraged to wear a mask.

Thank you for your understanding and assistance.

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.

2018 Extension and Sustainability fact sheet 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 2019 impacts brochure to learn more about how we work with you to make better lives and better communities.


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