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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.

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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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White Gold-Cotton
In 2018 Florida farmers planted over 115, 000 acres of cotton with over 5,000 acres in the Suwannee Valley area.  Cotton production has a long history in our area and we are seeing renewed interest in this crop

11/05/2018

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Dine-In Day: Celebrate Healthy Family Mealtime
When was the last time you and your family sat down and ate dinner together?  Over the years, a "family meal" has changed definition.  With busy schedules and more mothers working, sometimes it is hard to find the time to actually have a meal together

11/14/2017

Lafayette 4-H Members Participate in 2018 Suwannee Valley Youth Show
Lafayette 4-H Club was well represented at the recent Suwannee Valley Youth Livestock Show and Sale at the 103rd Suwannee County Fair in Live Oak. Lafayette 4-H Hog Exhibitors Members showing hogs included : Gavin Barnes, Kiley Beach, Carra Clark, Avery-Beth Crocker, Peyton Ditter, Molly Hamlin,

04/30/2018

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

Coconut Oil: Friend or Foe?
Do you use coconut oil, coconut flour, or shredded coconut in the dishes you prepare at home? Is the consumption of coconut healthy as long as it is in moderation? There are many claims on social media and from health professionals that there are health benefits, but how true are their statements? In fact, it is becoming increasingly popular.

07/05/2018

Salt & Sodium: Tips to Help You Cut Back
Its clear that Americans have a taste for salt, but salt plays a role in high blood pressure.  Everyone, including kids, should reduce their sodium intake to less than 2,300 milligrams of sodium a day (about 1 teaspoon of salt)

05/01/2018

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    Lafayette 4-H Members Participate in 2018 Suwannee Valley Youth Show
    Lafayette 4-H Club was well represented at the recent Suwannee Valley Youth Livestock Show and Sale at the 103rd Suwannee County Fair in Live Oak. Lafayette 4-H Hog Exhibitors Members showing hogs included : Gavin Barnes, Kiley Beach, Carra Clark, Avery-Beth Crocker, Peyton Ditter, Molly Hamlin,

    04/30/2018

    Lafayette 4-H Club March Meeting
    Lafayette 4-H Club held their monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 6th. There was a large group of kids at the meeting, so they were split into two groups

    03/08/2018