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UF/IFAS Extension
Martin County

Martin County Extension is under the Land Grant University system and the University of Florida in partnership with local government. Our mission: To provide research-based knowledge and educational programs enabling people to make practical decisions to improve their quality of life.

Contact

martin@ifas.ufl.edu
(772) 288-5654
2614 SE Dixie Hwy.
Stuart, FL 34996

Hours

Monday through Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
The Master Gardener Help Desk: Monday through Friday - times vary.

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4-H Friendships
Forming new Friendships As we move through life there is always the benefit for meeting new people, learning about different areas, forming new relationships regardless of locale - all opportunities that 4-H youth can experience when socializing with other 4-H youth outside our county or state. In April, Martin county 4-H youth had a wonderful experience meeting youth from Powell County, Kentucky

05/18/2018

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Welcome – Jennifer Pelham
Meet our new County Extension Director by Liz Southers Today I had the pleasure of interviewing Jennifer Pelham, the new director of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension Martin County. It was an exciting opportunity to talk with Jennifer because this position can be very challenging and rewarding

05/18/2018

Your Credit Report is Really Free – and Really Important
I saw a meme the other day on social media that seemed to say that someone was glad they were nearly broke because at least they wouldn't be a victim of identify theft. It was all I could do to refrain from commenting with all the reasons why this post wasn't accurate! Although I felt it my duty, I also realize that no one appreciates the various grammar and content 'nazis' found on facebook - best to just keep calm and scroll on

08/10/2017

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

As a Parent, How Can You Help with A School Health Fair?
Overall health is very important to many parents. Most want what’s best for their child, and it all starts with health!  Many schools already have health fairs or wellness nights as part of their outreach to families, but if you are a parent interested in increasing healthy habits and awareness at your school, how do you start? Find out who is in charge

12/18/2017

RoboCalls Are On The Rise
Robocalls – those annoying unsolicited calls to your home phone or your mobile phone where you hear some cryptic recorded message designed to keep you on the line or make you call a number for more information. As someone who is registered on both the federal and Florida Do Not Call List, I don’t expect to get them

08/18/2017

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    Your Credit Report is Really Free – and Really Important
    I saw a meme the other day on social media that seemed to say that someone was glad they were nearly broke because at least they wouldn't be a victim of identify theft. It was all I could do to refrain from commenting with all the reasons why this post wasn't accurate! Although I felt it my duty, I also realize that no one appreciates the various grammar and content 'nazis' found on facebook - best to just keep calm and scroll on

    08/10/2017

    Beef Grades
    You, as the consumer, may be overwhelmed by your choices when you approach the meat counter at our local grocery stores. No matter what you are looking for, there is a delicious and nutritious option that will meet all your expectations

    07/26/2017