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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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

What's Going on in Florida

Grow Shiitake Mushrooms
      Small Scale Shiitake Mushroom Production: a TASTY and SAFE backyard project If you are a mushroom fancier, you have at one time or another probably considered or even taken part in the harvesting of edible wild fungi. This is a common practice by many people and quite often there are a few “foolproof” species in the area where you live that will provide safe table fare and enjoyment during the hunt

01/17/2018

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

Reflections and Resolutions
You see it often this time of year. The year in review, the top ten stories for the past year, things to work on in the year ahead

12/22/2017

Preparing your Landscape for a Hurricane
As you are doing hurricane preparation, don’t forget to look outside in your landscape. There are several things you can do before the storm to reduce the damage

09/06/2017

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