Regulatory, government and education



The University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is a federal, state, and local government partnership dedicated to education, research and extension.

UF/IFAS Extension

UF/IFAS Extension encompasses thousands of extension faculty members, scientists, educators, administrative staff, and volunteers, all working to provide solutions for your life.

Citrus REC
Mid-Florida REC
Everglades REC
Fort Lauderdale REC
Gulf Coast REC
Indian River REC
North Florida REC

USDA Agricultural Research Service

The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief scientific research agency. Its job is finding solutions to agricultural problems that affect Americans every day, from field to table


The PLANTS Database is a single source of standardized information about plants. This database focuses on vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.

Water and Natural Resources

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Southeast
U.S Department of the Interior
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
FDACS Office of Agricultural Water Policy
National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
United States Environmental Protection Agency

Water Management Districts

South Florida Water Management District
Southwest Florida Water Management District
St. Johns River Water Management District
Suwannee River Water Management District
Northwest Florida Water Management District

Labor Resources

Display Posters and Required Notices Department of Labor: Fair Labor Standards Act
Department of Labor: H-2A Program Information
Department of Labor: OSHA Standards for Agriculture
DHS/ICE – I-9 information
EPA Worker Protection Standard for Agricultural Pesticides How to Comply Manual
Department of Labor: Migrant and Seasonal Worker Protection Act (MSPA)

​Crop Protections/Pesticide Resources

Operation Cleansweep

Operation Cleansweep offers free statewide pesticide disposal up to 1,000 pounds. This annual pesticide collection program provides a safe way to dispose of canceled, suspended and unusable product and is available to farms, groves, greenhouses, nurseries, golf courses and pest control services. View the 2018 fiier for details on how to schedule a pickup and fill out the form. Email for questions and additional information.

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services supports and promotes Florida agriculture, protects the environment, safeguards consumers, and ensures the safety and wholesomeness of food. Our programs and activities are so varied and extensive, they touch the life of just about every Floridian.