UF/IFAS Extension
Polk County

UF/IFAS Extension Polk County is a partnership between the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) and the Polk County Board of County Commissioners.

Contact

polk@ifas.ufl.edu
(863) 519-1041
1702 Highway 17 South
Bartow, FL 33830

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Foolproof Ways to Sneak in the Vegetables this Season
Focus on increasing the amount of vegetables and fruits you and your family eat, instead of focusing on trying to decrease holiday treats. The holidays are coming!  With all the sweets and carbohydrate-loaded dishes around, it is easy to lose sight of the vegetable section of your plate

10/24/2017

What's Going on Near You

Polk County Youth Council presents New Club Officer Training 2017
Come join us for our New Club Officer’s Training on November 14th at the Polk County Extension Office from 6:30 pm-8 pm. The training will be led by the Youth Council Members and is an event “By the youth and for the Youth”

10/24/2017

Hurricane Prep: Securing Your Boat
Hurricanes are incredibly violent storms that can bring intense winds, heavy rain, floods, a storm surge, landslides, tornadoes, and coastal erosion. These storms are capable of causing incredible damage, and the key to protecting your boat is planning and preparation

09/05/2017

Hurricanes, Dairy Cows and the State Agricultural Response Team
I grew up on a Pennsylvania dairy farm before studying animal sciences and working as an Extension agriculture dairy agent. Needless to say, I’ve been around a few cows over the years

10/30/2017

4 Healthy Tricks for Enjoying the Halloween Treats
Save all fear for the haunted house, it is possible to have a Halloween that will meet the approval of your children and also your their doctor. Sixteen percent of children’s total calories comes from added sugar, according to data from the National He

10/24/2017

Lakewatch in Polk County: A Volunteer Water Program that needs YOUR help!
Polk County and Florida LAKEWATCH are looking for volunteers for 14 Polk County Lakes! Lakewatch is a citizen volunteer lake monitoring program that facilitates "hands-on" citizen participation in the management of Florida lakes, rivers and coastal sites through monthly water quality sampling activities. Florida LAKEWATCH was created by the state

10/12/2017

Local Events Calendar

    Upcoming Events

    Hurricane Prep: Securing Your Boat
    Hurricanes are incredibly violent storms that can bring intense winds, heavy rain, floods, a storm surge, landslides, tornadoes, and coastal erosion. These storms are capable of causing incredible damage, and the key to protecting your boat is planning and preparation

    09/05/2017

    6 Tips to Prevent Summer Weight Gain in Kids
    They're home, and they're hungry.  Summer for your child might be a time of activity and playing outside and with friends, but it also can be a time of video games or TV, boredom, and snacking

    06/13/2017