About Us ...

Charlotte County Extension Service is a partnership between the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Charlotte County government, to provide scientific knowledge and expertise to the public.

Operating as part of the University's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, the Extension provides information and conducts 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, and youth development.

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 (UF).

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Employment Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer authorized to provide research, educational information, and other services only to individuals and institutions that function without regard to race, color, sex, age, handicap, or national origin. COOPERATIVE EXTENSION WORK IN AGRICULTURE, HOME ECONOMICS, STATE OF FLORIDA, IFAS, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, AND BOARDS OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COOPERATING.

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.

All programs and related activities sponsored for, or assisted by, the Charlotte County Extension Service are open to all persons regardless of race, color, age, sex, disability or national origin. Information from our publications are available in alternate formats. If you are a person with a disability and require auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations for extension program offerings, please contact our office to discuss what accommodations are necessary.

The use of trade names in this website is solely for the purpose of providing specific information. The Florida Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida, and the Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners do not endorse or condemn the products named and do not intend discrimination against similar unnamed products that also may be available.