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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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

What's Going on Near You

2018 Highlands County Agricultural Tours
Highlands County Agricultural Tour Tickets are now ON SALE! Tickets for our Southern Highlands County Tour taking place on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 are available! Dates/Times: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - Northern Highlands County Agricultural Tour - 7:45am - 4:00pm Planned stops: Crews Ranch Avon Park Correctional Institute Horticulture Program .

01/18/2018

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

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

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

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

Local Events Calendar

    Upcoming Events

    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

    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