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
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.