UF/IFAS Extension Volusia County

About the Extension

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.

All University of Florida/IFAS/Volusia County Extension classes and programs abide by ADA requirements. Please click here for more information.

Economic impact of agriculture and natural resources in Volusia County [PDF]

County health survey
Please take this five-minute survey by Feb. 28. Your opinions will help decision makers create a healthier place to live in Volusia and Flagler counties. 

Upcoming events

Florida Friendly Landscape Tour and Plant Sale
1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019
Volusia County Agricultural Center, 3100 E. New York Ave., DeLand

Equine Best Management Practices Workshop and Trade Show
Brevard County: March 12, 2019
Volusia County: April 30, 2019

Annual Plant Sale and Vendor Faire
8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 6, 2019
Volusia County Agricultural Center, 3100 E. New York Ave., DeLand

Hot topics

Fertilizer Ordinance information
Interested in starting a commercial agricultural operation? Click here.
Watch the TV news story
Information about the Zika virus [PDF]
Spring steps to health and wealth  [PDF]
Living with lovebugs  [PDF]
A guide for selling foods produced in a home kitchen  [PDF]
Russian thistle (tumbleweed) in Volusia County [PDF]

Videos
Do you think you have bed bugs? Build your own bed bug trap
Want to know more about bees? Check out “The buzz on bees”

Agriculture

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

Natural Resources

The Natural Resources Extension Program provides educational programs and information to Volusia County residents.  Read more

Horticulture

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
Gardeners hotline

Master Gardeners

Have a gardening/landscape question?  Ask a Master Gardener. Master Gardeners are available from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday to answer questions and help you diagnose plant problems. Call 386-822-5778 or visit them at the Volusia County Agricultural Center, 3100 E. New York Ave., DeLand.   Read more

Family and Consumer Science

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

FYI

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

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

EDIS website

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.

Upcoming events

Plant clinic - DeBary

February 19 @11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Bring your plant cuttings and questions to the Master Gardener Plant Clinic at the DeBary Public Library, 200 N. Charles R. Beall Blvd.  Visit the county's horticulture Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UniversityOfFloridaIFASVolusiaCountyExtension.  ...

Plant clinic - Port Orange

February 19 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Bring your plant cuttings and questions to the Master Gardener Plant Clinic at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle. Visit the county's horticulture Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UniversityOfFloridaIFASVolusiaCountyExtension.  ...

Landscape tour and plant sale

February 28 @12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Volusia County’s master gardeners will present a landscape tour and plant sale Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Agricultural Center, 3100 E. New York Ave., DeLand. Registration for the free event begins at 9 a.m. The gardeners will explain the nine principles of Florida-friendly landscapi...

Lawn and landscape workshop

March 1 @8:00 am to 3:30 pm
The University of Florida/Volusia County Extension will offer a Green Industries Best Management Practices Workshop from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 1, at the Agricultural Center, 3100 E. New York Ave., DeLand.   The workshop is designed to provide training to corporate, govern...

Lawn and landscape workshop

March 1 @8:00 am to 3:30 pm
The University of Florida/Volusia County Extension will offer a Green Industries Best Management Practices Workshop from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 1, at the Agricultural Center, 3100 E. New York Ave., DeLand.   The workshop is designed to provide training to corporate, govern...

Plant clinic - DeLand

March 1 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Bring your plant clippings and questions to the Master Gardener Plant Clinic at the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave. Visit the county's horticulture Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UniversityOfFloridaIFASVolusiaCountyExtension.  ...

Plant clinic - Ormond Beach

March 4 @10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Bring your plant cuttings and questions to the Master Gardener Plant Clinic at the Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St. Visit the county's horticulture Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UniversityOfFloridaIFASVolusiaCountyExtension.  ...

Plant clinic - Edgewater

March 4 @10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Bring your plant cuttings and questions to the Master Gardener Plant Clinic at the Edgewater Public Library, 103 Indian River Blvd., Edgewater. Visit the county's horticulture Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UniversityOfFloridaIFASVolusiaCountyExtension.  ...

Plant clinic - NSB

March 5 @1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Bring your plant cuttings and questions to the Master Gardener Plant Clinic at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway.  Visit the county's horticulture Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UniversityOfFloridaIFASVolusiaCountyExtension.  ...

Homebuyer class

March 9 @9:00 am to 5:00 pm
The University of Florida/Volusia County Extension will present free classes to help potential homebuyers prepare to purchase a house. The classes, which include tips on improving credit scores, meet the education requirement for federal down payment and closing cost assistance programs available th...

Plant clinic - Deltona

March 9 @10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Home gardeners can get a double dose of growing advice at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. Howard Jeffries will hold a free plant clinic and answer gardening questions at 10 a.m. Residents are invited to bring their plant cuttings for evaluation.   Jeffries, a master g...

Plant clinic - Sugar Mill Gardens

March 13 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
Bring your plant cuttings and questions to the Master Gardener Plant Clinic at Sugar Mill Gardens, 950 Sugar Mill Road, Port Orange. Visit the county's horticulture Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UniversityOfFloridaIFASVolusiaCountyExtension.  ...

Plant clinic - DeBary

March 19 @11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Bring your plant cuttings and questions to the Master Gardener Plant Clinic at the DeBary Public Library, 200 N. Charles R. Beall Blvd.  Visit the county's horticulture Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UniversityOfFloridaIFASVolusiaCountyExtension.  ...

Plant clinic - Port Orange

March 19 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Bring your plant cuttings and questions to the Master Gardener Plant Clinic at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle. Visit the county's horticulture Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UniversityOfFloridaIFASVolusiaCountyExtension.  ...

Homebuyer class

April 26 @9:00 am to 5:00 pm
The University of Florida/Volusia County Extension will present free classes to help potential homebuyers prepare to purchase a house. The classes, which include tips on improving credit scores, meet the education requirement for federal down payment and closing cost assistance programs available th...

Homebuyer class

May 17 @9:00 am to 5:00 pm
The University of Florida/Volusia County Extension will present free classes to help potential homebuyers prepare to purchase a house. The classes, which include tips on improving credit scores, meet the education requirement for federal down payment and closing cost assistance programs available th...

Lawn and landscape workshop

June 7 @8:00 am to 3:30 pm
Extension offers lawn and landscape workshop The University of Florida/Volusia County Extension will offer a Green Industries Best Management Practices Workshop from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 7, at the Agricultural Center, 3100 E. New York Ave., DeLand.   The workshop is de...

Homebuyer class

June 22 @9:00 am to 5:00 pm
The University of Florida/Volusia County Extension will present free classes to help potential homebuyers prepare to purchase a house. The classes, which include tips on improving credit scores, meet the education requirement for federal down payment and closing cost assistance programs available th...

Lawn and landscape workshop

September 6 @8:00 am to 3:30 pm
The University of Florida/Volusia County Extension will offer a Green Industries Best Management Practices Workshop from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at the Agricultural Center, 3100 E. New York Ave., DeLand.   The workshop is designed to provide training to corporate, govern...


Interim Director
Sharon Gamble
sfoxgamble@volusia.org

West Volusia
386-822-5778

Daytona Beach
386-257-6012

New Smyrna Beach
386-423-3368

Fax
386-822-5767


Mission: The University of Florida/Volusia County Extension partners with communities to provide quality, relevant education and research-based expertise to foster healthy people, environments and economies.