Thanks to all who helped us celebrate our 100th anniversary and honor our program volunteers!

Receiving awards were:

  • Bill Dwinelle- Family Consumer & Sciences
  • Dave Bracciano - Horticulture
  • Audie Ham - Agriculture
  • Michelle Dunn and Kelli Messick- 4-H

View a short video of Extension's history here. 



Here are some upcoming events hosted by the Hillsborough County Extension Service!

2015 Tree and Landscape Short Course

  • Landscape Health Care
    Friday February 20, 2015 8 am - 3:30 pm

    John R. Trinkle Center
    Hillsborough Community College
    Plant City, FL

    Lunch included in registration fee

    Sessions offer up to 6 pesticide, fertilizer, aboriculture and/or FNGLA CEUs

    For more information and to register click HERE


2015 Recycled Art Contest

Hillsborough County Extension Service and the Florida State Fair will be sponsoring a Recycled Yard Art Contest in February!

Click here for contest details


writing checkPersonal Finance Webinars

  • Join us for free, live, interactive online classes. Scheduled from 12:00pm -1:00pm EST.
    Spring Schedule:

    Tax Preparation, January 29

    Register at

    "Where to Turn for Financial Advice", February 25, Register at

    Personal Finance Questions, Realities & Myths, February 26, Register at
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Personal Finance Classes


Commercial Horticulture / Pesticide Training and CEUs

  • GI-BMP in English                                             August 13  8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • GI-BMP in Spanish                                           August 19  8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Ornamental & Turf Exam Prep & Exam Session August 20 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Right of Way Exam Prep & Exam Session          August 20 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance / Limited Lawn & Ornamental Exam Prep & Exam Session                                              September 18 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

For More Information & Registration on all classes above:      Click Here


Monthly Compost, Water-Wise, Rainwater Harvesting Workshops

Monthly triple workshop                  Register for one, two or all                

Pre-registration required:      Click Here


Canning Classes

There's a full schedule of classes for September through December, weekdays, weekends and evenings included. Check the flyers below for dates and registration links.  The meats class will be longer, and we will prepare some dishes made with canned beef while the canner operates.

Information Flyers

Pressure Canning Vegetables and Meats

Boiling Water Canning of Sweets, Pickles, Fruits and Tomatoes


One-on-One Financial Guidance

Hillsborough County residents can receive free one-on-one basic personal financial management guidance at Hillsborough County Extension.

Click here for Information on how easy it is to gain assistance with financial management.





Timely Topics

Click here to find out the Gardening Workshops for 2013-2014.

Florida Master Money Mentors provide one-one financial guidance click here for information

Water Restrictions

Know your watering days and times. It's the law!
More information on water restrictions....

Extension Calendars

IFAS Resources