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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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Is Food Safety on Your Holiday List?
Americans follow all kinds of “nutrition” plans but very few have a plan to prevent foodborne illness. Foodborne illness is caused by consuming food contaminated by certain disease-causing microorganisms (bacteria, viruses or parasites) known as pathogens

12/01/2018

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Ft. McCoy Library – Diabetes Education Program
Ft. McCoy Library & UF/IFAS Marion County Extension present a free 11-session self-management education program for adults with type 2 diabetes

12/10/2018

Don’t Forget the Other End of the Greens – Beets
While people are exploring ways to eat more greens, many are overlooking the beet; the root vegetable attached to the leaves.  Beets are a great way to expand your vegetable choices and get the bonus of two vegetables in one

11/15/2018

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

Water & Energy Topics – Sealing Air Leakage
Cost-effective way to cut heating and cooling costs Reducing the amount of air that leaks in and out of your home is a cost-effective way to cut heating and cooling costs.  Caulking and weatherstripping are two simple and effective air-sealing techniques that offer quick returns on investment, often one year or less

12/01/2018

November is National Diabetes Month
The UF/IFAS Extension in Marion County is educating Florida residents on how they can live healthy lives after being diagnosed with diabetes. For information on upcoming diabetes program dates, call: Nancy Gal, Extension Agent IV UF/IFAS Extension Service Marion County (352) 671-8400

11/21/2018

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    Don’t Forget the Other End of the Greens – Beets
    While people are exploring ways to eat more greens, many are overlooking the beet; the root vegetable attached to the leaves.  Beets are a great way to expand your vegetable choices and get the bonus of two vegetables in one

    11/15/2018

    Collection Agencies Have to Play by the Rules
    Fair Debt Collection Practices Act All too often, collection agencies are aggressive about how they go after monies owed to their clients.  When a debt collector contacts you, they are required to treat you fairly and without harassment

    10/25/2018