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UF/IFAS Extension
Alachua County

The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is a partnership between the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners, University of Florida/IFAS, and the United States Department of Agriculture.

Contact

alachua@ifas.ufl.edu
(352) 955-2402
2800 NE 39 Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32609

Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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GET YOUR FINANCES BACK ON TRACK WITH FRESH START
Are you having difficulty opening an account with a new bank or credit union because your financial history includes bounced checks, overdrawn funds or your credit score does not meet their requirements? Opening a new checking account is not as simple as bringing some cash to the bank and making a deposit. Why not? Banks and credit unions want to learn about your financial past before establishing an account with you

03/23/2018

What's Going on in Florida

Bone UP with Strong Bodies
Strong Bodies is a 12 week weight training program designed specifically to improve the health of residents by preventing or reducing their risk of chronic diseases like osteoporosis, high blood pressure, and diabetes.  Strong Bodies has been proven to help individuals improve arthritis symptoms, sleep quality, energy levels, and  bone density

08/14/2018

Herbs and Spices: Colorful and Delicious!
Herbs and spices have been used for hundreds of years in cooking and medicinal purposes.  They add a wide range of flavors to food and may also provide health benefits

09/03/2017

Sanjay Shukla and UF/IFAS Extension Innovation
Innovation has long been a value embedded in UF/IFAS Extension programming. From our first days over a century ago to what we are delivering today, Extension faculty have been committed to using technology and innovation in the delivery of educational programs

06/25/2018

Spice Up Your Life With Herbs! Enhancing Your Palate With Herbs!
Herbs are the leaves of temperate climate plants; temperate climates have summers and winters of similar length. Examples of herbs include basil, thyme, sage, rosemary, and oregano

02/06/2018

Making Healthier Convenience Food Choices
  Convenience foods are foods that require little to no preparation.  Although it helps when you are in a time crunch, sometimes unhealthy choices are made

10/15/2017

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    Herbs and Spices: Colorful and Delicious!
    Herbs and spices have been used for hundreds of years in cooking and medicinal purposes.  They add a wide range of flavors to food and may also provide health benefits

    09/03/2017

    Individual Retirement Account: Know The Facts
    IRA's: What You Should Know What is an Individual Retirement Account? An individual retirement account (IRA) is a type of savings account that is designed to help you save for retirement and offers many advantages.  There are two types of IRA accounts, traditional and ROTH

    08/30/2017