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UF/IFAS Extension
Lafayette County

Lafayette is a small rural county in the Big Bend of Florida. UF/IFAS Extension is a partnership between state, federal, and county governments to provide scientific knowledge and expertise to the public.

Contact

jessjohnson@ufl.edu
(386)294-1279
176 SW Community Circle
Mayo, Florida 32066

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm
Closed from 12pm - 1pm for Lunch

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Applying the Three Secrets of Resilient People to Your Life During a Pandemic
The COVID Pandemic has been a source of stress and adversity for adults and youth alike over the last year.  Many have seen their lives turned upside down due to loss of a job, change in working conditions, home schooling of children, and in the unfortunate cases of some, the loss of loved ones

10/06/2021

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2018 Annual Farm Judging Competition
Since 1993, the Lafayette County Extension Office has hosted a Farm Judging and Farm Manager Contest.  Over the 26 years, over 5,000 youth have participated

10/18/2018

The View from Two Months In
Hello all, and welcome to a brand new year! I’ve been Dean of UF/IFAS Extension now for a little over two months. When I first started, I received a piece of advice from SVP Scott Angle: “Above all, just have fun!” he told me

01/04/2022

National 4-H Week Celebrated the First Week of October
National 4-H week is celebrated the first full week of October. This is an opportunity for local 4-H Clubs to showcase their programs and success

09/24/2021

Youth Benefit from Spending Time Angling
Youth and their families can reap the many benefits of fishing.  It’s important to remember that an afternoon of fishing does not necessarily require expensive boats or top of the line equipment

09/23/2021

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    DIY Container Garden with Draped Hypertufa
    Perfect for seasonal gardens and great for gift giving. You'll create a unique, one of a kind, draped container using portland cement infused fabric

    01/14/2022

    Peanut Butter Challenge collects over 22 tons statewide
    Over 45,000 pounds of peanut butter have now been sent out to local food banks statewide following the 2021 Peanut Butter Challenge, an effort led by the Cooperative Extension offices of UF/IFAS and Florida A&M University (FAMU) in partnership with local organizations. The annual jar collection began in the Florida Panhandle counties in 2012 as a way to combat food insecurity with a shelf-stable product while also highlighting the

    01/13/2022