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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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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

Highlands Agriculture Safety Day Announced
The Agriculture Safety Facts Ag Employees must take Ag Safety Training Ag Employees must take some Ag Safety Training Annually Agriculture injuries have declined since training has become mandatory The Agriculture Facts Agriculture is the number one source of economic activity in Highlands County Citrus, beef cattle, dairy and horticulture commodities grow here All of.

11/08/2017

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

UF/IFAS Extension: Urban, Rural and Everywhere Between
The state of Florida comprises nearly 21 million residents, with that number increasing by 1,000 every day. Anyone driving one of our state’s north and south or east and west main highways has experienced the increased traffic and constant movement of people coming and going

05/29/2018

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

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    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