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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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

What's Going on Near You

2018 Alachua County Youth Fair & Livestock Show
 March 1-6, 2018, at the Alachua County Fairgrounds The Alachua County Youth Fair & Livestock Show Association is a non-profit organization that conducts and operates public fairs and expositions pertaining to agricultural matters and more particularly to the exhibitions of livestock, poultry, crafts, youth projects and farm products. The fair is an educational platform for the youth in Alachua County who are interested

02/06/2018

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

State Fair offers more than the Midway
The Florida State Fair opens February 8 and runs through the 19th at the state fairgrounds in Tampa, Florida. The first state fair was held in 1904 on the grounds of what is now the University of Tampa

02/07/2018

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

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

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    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

    Diabetes: Know the Facts
    What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a condition in which the body has difficulty making or using insulin.  Insulin is a hormone that controls the amount of glucose (sugar) in our blood

    08/27/2017