University of Florida

About Us

The Conserving Water communications kit was developed by the Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology Information Office. The Extension materials were primarily assembled by Georgia Gelmis and Sarah Graddy. Primary reviewers were Dr. Michael Dukes, Dr. Laurie Trenholm, and Dr. Sydney Park Brown. Special thanks also to Southwest Florida Water Management District, South Florida Water Management District, and St. Johns River Water Management District.

What is Extension?

Extension is a partnership between state, federal, and county governments to provide scientific knowledge and expertise to the public. The University of Florida (UF), together with Florida A&M University (FAMU), administers the Florida Cooperative Extension Service.

At the University of Florida, Extension is located in the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), along with the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) and the Florida Agricultural Research and Education Center, and is called UF/IFAS Extension.

UF/IFAS Extension encompasses thousands of Extension faculty members, scientists, educators, administrative staff, and volunteers, all working to provide solutions for your life. Larry Arrington, PhD, is the director of UF/IFAS Extension.

Our Mission

The University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is a federal, state, and county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences and to making that knowledge accessible to sustain and enhance the quality of human life.

Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology

The Center promotes the protection and preservation of Florida’s natural resources and quality of life through responsible landscape management through interdisciplinary research, education, and Extension.

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