UF/IFAS Extension in Hillsborough County, located just minutes from Tampa, is an educational service provided by University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) and Hillsborough County. Extension provides education and information to the Hillsborough County public through workshops, publications and mass media.
Providing Education and Services In:
- 4-H Youth Development
- Family, Nutrition, Health & Finance Education
- Lawn & Garden
- Urban Trees, Forestry & Natural Resources
- Professional Horticulture Services
UF/IFAS Extension Website
In 1914, Congress established the Extension Service in order to provide a means for disseminating and implementing research-based information from land-grant universities. The University of Florida in Gainesville is Florida's land-grant university.
The transfer of knowledge from the university to people throughout the state is facilitated by extension faculty located in each of Florida's 67 counties. This partnership between counties and the university is the heart of the County Extension Service mission and enables the university to extend its knowledge base to each community.
The mission of extending and implementing research-based information to the people of Florida has not changed. County extension faculty develops educational programs based on the needs of their citizens and commercial customers. These priority issues form the basis for major educational programs, which are conducted statewide.
Information is delivered by computer software, seminars, video presentations, online, or by the traditional methods of lecture and print. Our customers participate in classes statewide and implement new information in their business, homes, and communities.
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Address: 5339 County Road 579
Seffner, FL 33584
Department Director: Stephen Gran
Phone: (813) 744-5519