About Us

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.

Staff

Deanna W. Thompson

Interim County Extension Director, Ag Agent I

Stephen H. Futch, Ph. D.

Multi-County Citrus Agent, Citrus Research and Education Center, Lake Alfred

Anna Beswick

Office Manager

Carrie Baucom

Family Nutrition Program Assistant 

Kristie Popa

Extension Agent I, 4-H

Robin Scott

4-H Program Assistant

Address

2150 NE Roan St
Arcadia, FL 34266-5025

Phone Numbers

Phone:  (863) 993-4846
Fax: (863) 993-4849

E-mail

desoto@ifas.ufl.edu

Hours

8-5 Monday-Friday

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