From energy conservation to raising better tomatoes and helping youngsters develop self-esteem, the University of Florida/Volusia County Extension offers a wealth of practical information for today’s families. Read more
Click here to view a short video about the 100-year history of the University of Florida IFAS Extension.
The Smith-Lever Act, passed in 1914, established the Cooperative Extension Service and provides federal funds for cooperative extension activities through the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Calendar of events
Spring Steps to Health and Wealth
Living with lovebugs
Interested in starting a commercial agricultural operation? Click here.
Florida Cottage Food Laws
A guide for selling foods produced in a home kitchen
Laurel wilt: A threat to redbay, avocado and related trees [PDF]
Watch the TV news story
Russian thistle (tumbleweed) in Volusia County [PDF]
Volusia County’s farm and ranch families produce a bounty of agricultural products, managing a large portion of our county's land base and serving as caretakers of our natural resources and diverse ecosystems. Read more
The Natural Resources Extension Program provides educational programs and information to Volusia County residents. Read more
Learn about residential, urban and commercial horticulture. Home gardeners and businesses can receive information
and one-on-one consultation from the Extension's horticulture agents and master gardeners. Read more
Have a gardening/landscape question? Ask a Master Gardener. Master gardeners are volunteers who serve as "plant assistants" to residents who call the University of Florida Extension Service with gardening questions. Read more
Our Family and Consumer Sciences staff offers you information about health and nutrition, food safety, money management, home concerns, and many other topics. We provide research-based information and timely topics. Read more
For your information ... Home buying and maintenance guides, disaster preparedness information, how to become a Master Gardener, quarterly updates, newsletters and more. Read more
4-H is a youth education program that provides children and young adults ages 5 to 18 the opportunity to learn skills they need to be productive members of society, good citizens and leaders of tomorrow. Read more
This is the official electronic document library of UF/IFAS. To visit the University of Florida's IFAS Extension web page, go to www.solutionsforyourlife.com.