About Us

The UF/IFAS Extension in Osceola County is a partnership between the University Of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, The United States Department of Agriculture, and the Osceola County Government.

Mission

The Mission of UF/IFAS is to develop knowledge in agricultural, human and natural resources and to make that knowledge accessible to sustain and enhance the quality of human life.

Vision

The Vision for the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is to increase and strengthen the knowledge base and technology for:

  • Expanding the profitability of global competitiveness and sustainability of the food, fiber and agricultural industries of Florida.
  • Protecting and Sustaining natural resource and environmental systems.
  • Enhancing the development of human resources.
  • Improving the quality of human life.

How it Works

The Extension Service was established in 1914 by the Smith-Lever Act. Extension programs strengthen decision-making, knowledge application, economic security, environmental care and leadership skills for all citizens. Issues addressed are identified through citizens, county and university involvement. These programs are supported by the University of Florida cooperatively with the Osceola County Commissioners and the USDA.


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Address

UF/IFAS Extension in Osceola
Osceola Heritage Park
1921 Kissimmee Valley Lane
Kissimmee, FL 34744-6107

Phone

(321) 697-3000

FAX

(321) 697-3044

Office Hours

8:00AM - 5:00PM
Monday - Friday