Pasco County UF/IFAS Extension
Who We Are
The Cooperative Extension Service is nationwide and was established by the Smith-Lever Act of 1914. It is a partnership between state land grant universities, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the county governments throughout the nation. All of these groups share in the planning, financing, and operation of extension programs. In Florida, the Cooperative Extension Service is administered by the University of Florida.
Extension provides non-biased, research-based information to America’s citizens. Pasco County Extension is an off-campus branch of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences(UF/IFAS) and serves as a bridge between the research labs of the university and the local community by providing educational materials and programs for adults and youth. Pasco County Government provides support for local faculty, staff and facilities.
Other areas we can provide "solutions for your life."
- Bring plant/insect specimens to our offices for diagnoses/identification
- Schedule a seminar for your group
- Attend programs presented by Extension faculty, program assistants and county volunteers
County Extension Director Dr. Whitney Elmore discusses the importance of bats in our community on "Tampa Bay's Morning Blend"
Dr. Whitney Elmore
County Extension Director & Urban Horticulture Agent UF/IFAS Extension Office
Main Line: (352) 518-0156
Main Office Address:
36702 State Road 52
Dade City, FL 33525-5198
8:00am – 5:00pm
Satellite Office: Land O’ Lakes (Family Nutrition Program)Land O’ Lakes, FL 34639-4437 Phone: (813) 929-2725
Satellite Office: Stallings Building (One Stop Shop)15029 14 St. Dade City, FL 33525 Phone: (352) 521-1254
To read our blogs, please visit http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/pascoco/.
From hurricanes to floods, tornadoes to thunderstorms, natural disasters deeply impact our lives — often with little notice. Use the category-specific content featured below (as well as links to other disaster preparation and recovery resources) to learn how you can protect yourself, your loved ones, and your property.
Click here to be directed to the: UF/IFAS EXTENSION DISASTER HANDBOOK
Florida Department of Agriculture (FDACS) Bulletin: https://www.fdacs.gov/Agriculture-Industry/Florida-Market-Bulletin
The UF Soils Lab is open and taking soil sample submissions.
While the UF Soils Lab is still processing samples during the Covid-19 situation, please be aware that Florida crop producers take priority right now in processing. So there could be a short lag time for homeowner samples.
Simply fill out the form at the link found below, mail the form along with the payment as well as the soil sample contained in a paper bag (approximately 1 cup of soil – see form for instructions) and send it to the address on the form.
Here’s the form:
UF/IFAS Extension is a Equal Opportunity Institution
UF/IFAS Extensión es una Institución de Igualdad de Oportunidades
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