UF/IFAS Extension
Orange County

The Smith/Lever Act of 1914 established the Cooperative Extension Service (Orange County - February 23, 1914). Since then, numerous Extension professionals have dedicated their lives to help identify county needs and develop results oriented programs to help solve those needs.

Contact

orange@ifas.ufl.edu
(407) 254-9200
6021 S. Conway Rd.
Orlando, FL 32812

Hours

Monday - Friday
8a.m. - 5p.m.
Plant Clinic Monday - Friday 8a.m. - Noon; 1p.m. - 5p.m.

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Extension Solutions on Orange TV
Extension Solutions is a new video program that provides up-to-date horticulture and other Extension information on agriculture, horticulture, family& consumer sciences and 4-H to the residents of Central Florida. The three to four minute segments covering a variety of Extension topics are a production of Orange TV

12/08/2017

What's Going on in Florida

Grow Shiitake Mushrooms
      Small Scale Shiitake Mushroom Production: a TASTY and SAFE backyard project If you are a mushroom fancier, you have at one time or another probably considered or even taken part in the harvesting of edible wild fungi. This is a common practice by many people and quite often there are a few “foolproof” species in the area where you live that will provide safe table fare and enjoyment during the hunt

01/17/2018

Protect Yourself from Heat Stress
Exposure to heat can cause illness and death. The most serious heat illness is heat stroke

10/17/2017

Reflections and Resolutions
You see it often this time of year. The year in review, the top ten stories for the past year, things to work on in the year ahead

12/22/2017

Stay Fit for Fall and Winter
During this time of year, we look forward to family gatherings, football parties, fairs and festivals and holiday celebrations. While these moments create memories that will last a life time, they could also possibly add a few inches to your waistline, since all revolve around food! Must haves like burgers, ribs,

11/28/2017

What Are Your Chances of Having Diabetes?
What are your chances of having diabetes? Over 100 million people have diabetes or pre-diabetes but “7.2 million Americans didn’t know they had the condition

10/30/2017

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    Protect Yourself from Heat Stress
    Exposure to heat can cause illness and death. The most serious heat illness is heat stroke

    10/17/2017

    Safe Snacking
    What is a vacation, road trip or day at the beach without snacks? Keeping snacks safe means keeping fruits and vegetables that have been peeled or sliced, cold. Once a fruit or vegetable has been prepared (this includes slicing) it needs to be kept below 40° F

    10/12/2017