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UF/IFAS Extension
Marion County

UF/IFAS Extension Marion County is a cooperation between the Marion County Board of County Commissioners and the University of Florida to deliver relevant, research-based education programs that result in healthy people, healthy environments and healthy economies.

Contact

extensionservice@marioncountyfl.org
(352) 671-8400
2232 NE Jacksonville Rd
Ocala, FL 34470

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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The Wonders of Water
Water is one of the most abundant and essential substances on earth.  All living organisms, whether humans, animals, or plants, must have water to live

02/15/2019

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Reddick Heart of Florida Clinic – Diabetes Education
Heart of Florida Clinic & UF/IFAS Marion County Extension present a free 10-session self-management education program for adults with type 2 diabetes. Location: Heart of Florida Clinic 4500 NW 152nd Lane Reddick, FL  32686 Tuesdays:  April 9, 16, 23, 30 May 14, 21 June 4, 18 July 9,

02/10/2019

Getting By in Uncertain Times: Freeing Up Money From Services
There are so many things we have no control over.  Case in point: unpaid and furloughed federal workers are coming up on missing a second paycheck disbursement

01/23/2019

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

Shopping Tips for Valentine’s Day Roses
If you are thinking of buying a dozen red roses for someone special this Valentine’s Day you are in good company.  During a recent Valentine’s Day season, which runs January 1 – February 14, the plant inspection unit at Miami International Airport processed over 876 million cut flower stems

02/01/2019

Use a Plate to Help Manage Your Diabetes
Having lived with type 1 diabetes for 35 years, I am constantly reminded of how food and physical activity affect my blood glucose values and insulin dosages.  Although I use an insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor, the daily grind of choosing the “right foods” in the “right amounts” for meals and snacks to maintain safe blood glucose values has always been a challenge, until I tried a simpler way to balance carbohydrates for

02/01/2019

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    Getting By in Uncertain Times: Freeing Up Money From Services
    There are so many things we have no control over.  Case in point: unpaid and furloughed federal workers are coming up on missing a second paycheck disbursement

    01/23/2019

    Getting By in Uncertain Times – It’s a Family Thing
    It's a Family Thing From as early of an age as four or five years old, children can be taught they are part of a team and the family team has to modify some behaviors to help conserve money.  When communicating about money matters with children strive to be as calm, clear, and concise as possible

    01/23/2019