UF/IFAS Extension
Indian River County

UF/IFAS Indian River offers educational programs in agriculture, horticulture, 4-H youth development, pesticide and fertilizer licensing.

Contact

indianriver@ifas.ufl.edu
(772) 226-4330
1800 27th Street
Vero Beach, Florida 32960-0310

Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30am - 5pm

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Holiday Hints
How do I select and care for a Christmas tree? Is a Holiday cactus really a cactus? Are poinsettias poisonous? How do I keep from going broke and/or having a holiday induced meltdown? These questions and more can be answered via Holiday Hints from UF/IFAS Extension staff and online resources. Christmas Trees: Live trees can be purchased from a tree farm, pre-cut at a tree vendor or even a potted living tree to be planted

11/29/2017

What's Going on Near You

Ethics Class December 16th
Ethics Class: On Saturday, December 16th, 2017 Indian River County 4-H will hold a Youth Livestock Show Ethics and Animal Care workshop to certify those wishing to show live projects at Florida Fairs.  Established by the Florida State Fair, the training is mandatory for any youth exhibitor showing a livestock project at the Florida State Fair as well as many county fairs, including the Indian River County

11/22/2017

IRC Master Gardneners Join Day of Caring
Day of Caring at Gifford Youth Achievement Center’s Learning Garden - a commitment to the community and its youth. On October 14th, 2017, the United Way held its largest one-day volunteer event in our community: the Day of Caring

11/27/2017

Hurricanes, Dairy Cows and the State Agricultural Response Team
I grew up on a Pennsylvania dairy farm before studying animal sciences and working as an Extension agriculture dairy agent. Needless to say, I’ve been around a few cows over the years

10/30/2017

Graduate Master Gardeners of 2017
Congratulations! By Nickie Munroe and Olivia Zugay Welcome to the new Master Gardeners The Master Gardeners of Indian River County have been busy expanding and improving programming in the county. On July 6th, we officially welcomed eight (8) new volunteers to our ranks, although they have all been eagerly participating in our smaller events this month

11/28/2017

Health Fair at Indian River County
By Olivia Zugay and Violet Krochmalny Each summer Indian River County hosts its Employee Health Fair, also open to the public with a wide array of vendors displaying products and services related to health, nutrition and well being. This year on Friday, June 23rd, Indian River County Extension was ready and waiting for clients at their booth along with more than 50 other informational displays and vendors

11/28/2017

Local Events Calendar

    Upcoming Events

    IRC Master Gardneners Join Day of Caring
    Day of Caring at Gifford Youth Achievement Center’s Learning Garden - a commitment to the community and its youth. On October 14th, 2017, the United Way held its largest one-day volunteer event in our community: the Day of Caring

    11/27/2017

    RoboCalls Are On The Rise
    Robocalls – those annoying unsolicited calls to your home phone or your mobile phone where you hear some cryptic recorded message designed to keep you on the line or make you call a number for more information. As someone who is registered on both the federal and Florida Do Not Call List, I don't expect to get them

    08/18/2017