About Us

The Hastings Agricultural Extension Center is a UF/IFAS demonstration unit. It was conceived by a coalition of local farmers, business leaders, and politicians in 2004 as a way to address growth and sustainability issues that were affecting northeast Florida, one of the fastest growing areas in the nation.

The HAEC serves several audiences and perform multiple functions. The center uses "living" displays to educate extension clientele on alternative practices such as low-impact development (LID), Florida-friendly landscaping principles, alternative crops, and sustainable commercial agricultural practices, as well as traditional practices in agriculture, landscaping, water quality and use, and land management.



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Contact Us
  • 595 St. Johns Avenue
    PO Box 728
    Hastings, FL 32145-0728
  • Phone: (904) 692-4944
    Fax: (904) 692-4673
    Email: gke@ufl.edu
  • Hours:
    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.