UF/IFAS Extension
Monroe County

The Monroe County Extension Office is dedicated toward serving Monroe County by providing objective information to individuals, businesses, and agencies for better decision making and by creating programs and services that provide unique lifelong learning opportunities that empower people to improve

Contact

monroe@ifas.ufl.edu
(305) 292-4501
1100 Simonton St. Ste. 2-260
Key West, FL 33040

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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The Importance of Social Competencies
By Pam Phillippe Growing up is a lot like learning to play the piano.  You need to learn some basic skills and you need someone to teach you those skills

11/20/2017

What's Going on Near You

What’s Bugging my Yard? workshops
Have you been wanting to know what insect is chewing holes in your plants or why your plant leaves are black and sticky? If the answer is YES, you can get useful information by attending any of the freeinsect workshops listed below and also learn how to identify and control insect pests and identify beneficial insects. If you have any insect smaples you want identified, bring them in a sealed Ziploc baggie or pill vial

08/03/2010

Zika: OSHA guidelines for outdoor workers
OSHA guidelines for outdoor workers: OSHA recommends employers train workers on how to protect themselves  about the importance of eliminating areas where mosquitoes breed on the work site. In addition, OSHA suggests employers provide insect repellents and protective clothing and encourage their use

08/18/2016

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

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

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

Local Events Calendar

    Upcoming Events

    Zika: OSHA guidelines for outdoor workers
    OSHA guidelines for outdoor workers: OSHA recommends employers train workers on how to protect themselves  about the importance of eliminating areas where mosquitoes breed on the work site. In addition, OSHA suggests employers provide insect repellents and protective clothing and encourage their use

    08/18/2016

    Family Bonding
    Family game night promotes bonding. Photo credit: commons

    05/20/2016