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Jeri Shell
Administrative Specialist
to the Dean for Extension
extadm@ifas.ufl.edu 

FLORIDA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION

About

Extension is a partnership between state, federal, and county governments to provide scientific knowledge and expertise to the public. The University of Florida (UF), together with Florida A&M University (FAMU), administers the Florida Cooperative Extension Service.

At the University of Florida, Extension is located in the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), along with the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) and the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, and is called UF/IFAS Extension.

Our Mission

At the University of Florida, Extension is located in the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), along with the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) and the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, and is called UF/IFAS Extension.

Who We Are

UF/IFAS Extension encompasses thousands of Extension faculty members, scientists, educators, administrative staff, and volunteers, all working to provide solutions for your life. Nick Place, Ph.D., is the director of UF/IFAS Extension.

Administration

The Extension Administration Office is responsible for the management and direction of the Florida Cooperative Extension Service.

This office is staffed by:

  • Dean for Extension / Director, Florida Cooperative Extension Service
  • Senior Associate Dean for Extension / Associate Director
  • Associate Dean for Extension / Agricultural Programs
  • Associate Dean for 4H, Families and Communities
  • Associate Dean for Natural Resources/Florida Sea Grant
  • Support staff.

As part of its duties, the Extension Administration office allocates the budget for Extension programs to County Operations, Research and Education Centers, and Departments for the purpose of developing and disseminating educational materials and programs derived from university-based research. The Administration office also oversees In-Service Training and manages the State Major Programs and Design Teams.

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