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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Dark Chocolate: A Healthy Valentine’s Day Treat
Celebrating Heart Health in February couldn’t get any healthier or sweeter than with a delicious heart-healthy piece of dark chocolate or dessert made with dark chocolate.  By now you already know that almost any recipe can be made healthier with a few substitutions

02/14/2018

What's Going on Near You

Homebuyer Education Class Starting in March
Homebuyer education helps reduce stressful, discouraging, time-consuming and costly road blocks. Certificates of completion will be awarded upon attendance of all four classes

02/09/2018

Outwitting the Tax Season Scammer
When the old year fades and the new one begins, thoughts of tax season come to mind. Most adults view paying taxes as a duty, an obligation, and things of that nature

01/23/2018

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

Medicare Covers Advance Care Planning
What is Medicare and Who Is Covered?                                                                                                     In the early 1960’s only half of older adults in the United States had health insurance. For those uninsured older adults, coverage was expensive

02/12/2018

Let Me Reintroduce You to This Little Gem: The Carrot, Not the Carat
If you follow recent food and cooking trends, you will notice particular vegetables seem to get the spotlight more than others.  But when it comes to vegetables, variety is key to getting different nutrients into your diet

02/09/2018

Local Events Calendar

    Upcoming Events

    Outwitting the Tax Season Scammer
    When the old year fades and the new one begins, thoughts of tax season come to mind. Most adults view paying taxes as a duty, an obligation, and things of that nature

    01/23/2018

    Take Charge of Your Health – Schedule Your Annual Health Exams
    Get a healthy start to the New Year by resolving to take better care of yourself. Begin your healthy journey with the foundations of basic care – health exams and screenings

    01/17/2018