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]

Upcoming events

Saturday Growin's On
10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019
Agricultural Center, 3100 E. New York Ave., DeLand

Annual Tree Sale
8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 2, 2019
Volusia County Fairgrounds, 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

Learn how to grow backyard potatoes

January 12 @10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Few things are as remarkable as pulling a fresh potato from the earth and then baking it or making home-made potato chips. Joe Sewards, an urban horticulture agent with the University of Florida/Volusia County Extension, will offer tips on growing potatoes from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, J...

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

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...

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.