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UF/IFAS Extension
Highlands County

The Cooperative Extension Service is nationwide and was established by the Smith-Lever Act of 1914. It is a partnership between state land grant universities, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the county governments throughout the nation.

Contact

highlands@ifas.ufl.edu
(863) 402-6540
4509 George Blvd.
Sebring, FL 33875

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Florida’s Weather is right for growing vegetables
Florida grows great vegetables Florida's great for growing vegetables, really it is. We rank second only behind California for vegetable production in the US

07/26/2018

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Garden Festival is replacing the Master Gardener Plant Sale
Garden Festival and Plant Sale They say time flies while you're having fun. This may explain why the Garden Festival feels like it is coming so quickly

08/07/2018

The Story of My 4-H (Professional) Life
There are many questions that 4-H agents are asked on a daily basis. Among the most frequently asked are usually, “What do you do exactly” “What’s a typical day like for a 4-H agent?” and “What made you choose this profession?” There’s no short answer to any of these questions and they are different for each individual 4-H agent

11/06/2017

Peanut Butter Challenge Fights Hunger, One Jar at a Time
We hear a lot about hunger. You’ve no doubt seen public service announcements on television, asking you to give to charitable organizations to help feed people

10/04/2018

The PINK Resolution
January is the start of a new year and the time when people begin to make resolutions. Each year thousands of people make the resolution to lose weight and you begin to see gyms packed with people vowing to achieve their goal

01/02/2018

Master Gardeners Recognize Members
 The Highlands County Master Gardeners gathered for their annual Christmas banquet last Monday. The annual banquet, held at the Island View Restaurant in Sebring, is a time to reflect on their annual achievements and celebrate holiday cheer

12/15/2017

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    The Story of My 4-H (Professional) Life
    There are many questions that 4-H agents are asked on a daily basis. Among the most frequently asked are usually, “What do you do exactly” “What’s a typical day like for a 4-H agent?” and “What made you choose this profession?” There’s no short answer to any of these questions and they are different for each individual 4-H agent

    11/06/2017

    Disaster Relief Program
    In the quake of Hurricane Irma, the Farm Service Agency (FSA) is releasing a 75% cost share program called the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) disaster relief program to help rehabilitate farmland.  There is no Average Gross Income (AGI) requirements and the funds will not be divided between other programs or among participants

    10/31/2017