UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County helps you build a better future, bringing together the resources of Sarasota County Government and the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS).

As part of the national extension system founded in 1914, we provide practical education to help you make informed choices. We translate research into community initiatives, classes, and volunteer opportunities related to food systems, water and environmental resources, and youth and community resource development. View a timeline of our history.

Backed by the commitment of Sarasota County Government to foster thriving, sustainable communities, we develop and deliver economically viable, environmentally sound, and socially equitable programs and services.

annual report, cover, 2023 2024 Impacts and Focus (CY23) - UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County Read our 2023 Annual Report to learn more about the many ways we work with you to make better lives and improve our communities. Or, view our 2023 impacts brochure for a condensed version, including the myriad programs, projects and other ways we connect with you.

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