Extension and you
Operating as part of The University of Florida's Institute
of Food and Agricultural Services (IFAS), Extension serves each of the
state's 67 counties by providing information and conducting educational
programs on issues such as sustainable agriculture, competitiveness
in world markets, natural resource conservation, energy conservation,
food safety, child and family development, consumer credit counseling,
youth development, and wetlands and water quality.
The emphasis of the Wetlands extension program is on the role of wetlands in controlling or enhancing water quality. More specifically, the program addresses issues of wetland resource management and land use, wetland restoration and construction, and wetlands-related best management practices. This program is directed to both private and public sectors, including agricultural, urban, environmental and regulatory communities.
Wetlands extension can provide valuable technical resources to local citizens' groups, as well as local elected officials, planners and agencies dealing with wetlands, watersheds, and water quality issues.
Extension objectives include publication of fact sheets and other technical publications, dissemination of technical information via the internet and other means, development of educational programs for the private and public sectors, and in-service training workshops for county faculty.
Contact your extension office
Click on your county or select it from the list to be connected to your county extension homepage. Each homepage includes telephone and address contact information for your county extension agent and contains information about programs in your area.