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]

Hot topics

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

Agri-Business Inter-Relationship Committee

May 29 @8:00 am to 10:00 am
The Agri-Business Inter-Relationship Committee will meet from 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, at the Volusia County Agricultural Center, 3100 E. New York Ave., DeLand.   Members will review the committee’s role with the Volusia County Council. Palmer Panton, Volusia County’s d...

Plant clinic - DeLand

June 1 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Bring your plant cuttings 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

June 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

June 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

June 5 @1:30 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.  ...

Plant clinic - Deltona

June 9 @10:00 am to 12:00 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...

Eating healthy on a budget

June 11 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Brittany Payne, a program assistant with the University of Florida/Volusia County Extension, will discuss "Eating healthy on a budget" at 1 p.m. Monday, June 11, at the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave. Pick up tips for making healthy meals and snacks without breaking the ba...

Lawn and landscape workshop

June 15 @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, June 15, at the Agricultural Center, 3100 E. New York Ave., DeLand.   The workshop is designed to provide training to corporate, govern...

Plant clinic - DeBary

June 19 @10:00 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

June 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.  ...

Plant clinic - Sugar Mill Gardens

June 20 @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.  ...

Eating for weight loss

June 28 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Brittany Payne, a program assistant with the University of Florida/Volusia County Extension, will discuss "Eating for weight loss" at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave.  She will explore science-based advice for making food and lifestyle ...

Plant clinic - Ormond Beach

July 2 @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

July 2 @10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Bring your plant clippings 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

July 3 @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.  ...

Plant clinic - DeLand

July 6 @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 - Deltona

July 14 @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 - DeBary

July 17 @10:00 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

July 17 @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.  ...

Plant clinic - Sugar Mill Gardens

July 18 @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.  ...


Director
Dennis Mudge
dmudge@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.