The UF/IFAS Florida Cooperative Extension Service has delivered science-based information to foster healthy people, a healthy environment and a healthy economy for 100 years. For about the last 50 years, Florida's economy was based on growth, tourism, and agriculture. Today, our population has stabilized, but the need continues for new information on food and fiver production, water conservation, natural resources protection, alternative energy and conservation, community resource development, and individual and family well-being. Florida Extension will continue to improve the lives of Floridians as we face the challenges of tomorrow and beyond.
Land Grant Impacts
The University of Florida is the state's premier land-grant university, with the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) responsible for administering the state's Extension system. Land grant universities across the country focus efforts on education, research and Extension, with the goal of further educating the public and encouraging economic development.