Extension Services

Pumpkins at a Farmers Market. UF-IFAS File PhotoCurrent Blog Posts

Over 44 million American adults have a side hustle today, according to a survey released from the financial service company Bankrate.com. A side gig can range from a part-time job with another company to a hobby you’d like to make money from. The gig economy is not just driving for Uber or working part-time because you need to. A good side gig idea can be anything you have the skills and a passion for...

Read more of Alicia Betancourt's blog post Tips to Start a Side Gig, on our University of Florida IFAS Blog Page!

The Rebuild Florida Program

2017 MC Income Threshold

Assistance in now available for homeowners in Monroe County who are still recovering from Hurricane Irma through the Department of Equal Opportunity (DEO) and their Rebuild Florida program!

More About IFAS Extension in Monroe County

Click HERE to view a short video on IFAS Extension!

Click HERE to see a short video of the programs UF/IFAS Extension offers to our community!


The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners and the University of Florida have shared a productive county / state / federal partnership through the cooperation with Extension Services for 20 years. The primary mission of Monroe County Extension Services is to disseminate and encourage the application of research-generated knowledge.


Extension Services is dedicated to serving Monroe County by providing objective information to individuals, businesses, and agencies for better decision-making. The department creates programs and services that provide unique lifelong learning opportunities that empower people to improve their quality of life.

Mission Statement

Extension Services is committed to creating objective science-based educational programs and services that provide residents empowering lifelong learning opportunities that help them to improve their quality of life and surrounding environment.