UF/IFAS Extension Hardee County
507 Civic Center Drive
Wauchula, FL 33873
Phone: (863) 773-2164
Fax: (863) 773-6861
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- 4-H Youth Development Program
- Nutrition and Health
- Budget Box money management
- Animal and livestock care
- Citrus management
- Small Farms
Fundraisers We Support
- 4-H fundraisers
- community fundraisers
Hours of OperationMonday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
UF/IFAS Extension Hardee County is sponsored by the University of Florida. Hardee County Extension Service is one of 67 Extension offices in the state of Florida. Hardee County Extension Service is an educational office serving the citizens of Hardee County and is open Monday thru Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
There are two Extension Agents in the Hardee County office: Jona Bosques, County Extension Director and Livestock Agent; and Carolyn Wyatt, Family & Consumer Science and 4-H Agent. Dr. Steve Futch is multi-county Citrus Agent serving Hardee, DeSoto, Sarasota, and Manatee Counties.
There are two support staff: Mary Alderman, Administrative Secretary, and Marissa Alexander, Program Assistant. Our office offers ongoing classes in gardening, animal & livestock care, nutrition, money management, 4-H for youth ages 8 to 18, and other classes as needed and requested. Our office may be reached by calling 863-773-2164.
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.