Agricultural Center / Extension Services


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St. Johns County Cooperative Extension Services and Agricultural Center

Who We Are

The Cooperative Extension Service is a nationwide educational network and partnership between state universities, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and County governments. All universities engage in research and teaching, but the nation’s more than 100 land-grant colleges and universities have a third critical mission—extension. Land-grant institutions “extend” their resources, solving public needs with university resources through non-formal, non-credit programs. The Cooperative Extension Service is administered by the University of Florida, and St. Johns County Commissioners provide support for local faculty, staff and facilities. Visit UF | IFSAS Extension website

What We Do

The Cooperative Extension Service / Agricultural Center (Ag Center) conducts educational programs in agriculture, horticulture, family and consumer sciences, marine interest, and 4-H youth development program. Locally-based advisory committees assure that programs are designed to meet community needs. Volunteer training is strongly emphasized in our programs to enable us to reach more of the county’s population.

Our Programming

  • Seminars, demonstrations, field days, public exhibits, workshops
  • Networking with educational, governmental and human resources agencies
  • Speaking to garden, service, civic clubs, schools and commodity groups
  • Publish newsletters, magazine articles, research reports
  • Provide guidance to questions you may have related to Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Diagnostic services: soil testing, plant disease, insect and nematode identification
  • Training for professional in-service needs and extension volunteers

Our programs are open to all residents regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin or handicap. In compliance with ADA, participants needing special accommodations to attend programs should contact the office one week prior to the activity.