What is Extension?

In 1914, the Smith-Lever Act established the Cooperative Extension Service. Land-grant colleges like UF work together with the US Department of Agriculture and state, federal, and county governments to bring science-backed knowledge and information to the public. UF/IFAS Extension boasts 67 county Extension offices and 19 Research Centers and Demonstration Sites throughout the state of Florida, and faculty members in 15 academic departments and the School of Forest Resources and Conservation.

FYCS faculty members working with Extension, Extension agents, and Extension staff have a vast range of expertise across many disciplines, including family and consumer sciences, 4-H youth development, and community development. Almost all faculty members in FYCS have an Extension appointment, meaning that... These faculty members conduct Extension programs for clientele throughout the state, in addition to developing curricula, in-service trainings, and workshops.

FYCS Areas of Expertise

FYCS houses a number of educational programs created and run by Extension staff. They include:


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