Welcome to UF/IFAS Citrus County Extension! For newcomers to Extension, Citrus County Extension is a federal, state, and local partnership that provides research-based information from the University of Florida to the citizens of Citrus County. Citrus County Board of County Commissioners generously provides a place to work and the funding to carry out our programs.
Citrus County Extension serves as a link between university research and the local community by providing a wide variety of educational opportunities for adults and youth of Citrus County. Educational programs are directed at broad national and state concerns, as well as a focus on locally determined and citizen influenced priorities in areas such as lawns and gardens, nutrition and wellness, financial management, natural resources, Florida-friendly practices, and youth development (4-H).
County Extension Director, Horticulture Faculty
Funding Source: UF 60% Citrus County 40%
BJ Jarvis is the Director of Citrus County Extension and the horticulture faculty for specialized programs in Citrus County University of Florida/IFAS Extension Service.
Extension Agent I - Family and Consumer Sciences
Funding Source: UF 50% Citrus County 50%
Dr. Marnie Ward
Extension Agent I - 4-H
Funding Source:UF 13% Citrus County 87%
Florida Yards and Neighborhood Coordinator
4-H Program Secretary
FCS Program Assistant
Agriculture Program Assistant