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UF/IFAS Extension
Putnam County

The University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is a federal, state, and county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences.

(386) 329-0318
111 Yelvington Rd., Suite 1
East Palatka, FL 32131


Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Drones are Buzzing in Putnam County Agriculture
UF/IFAS hosted the first Tri-County Agricultural Area 4-H Drone Camp during the Summer of 2021.  The camp was graciously sponsored by the Putnam County Soil and Water Conservation District and so the host location was the UF/IFAS Putnam County Extension Office


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Green Industries Best Management Practices
When: Most Tuesday Oct. 26, 8:00 am - 3:30 pm GI-BMP Putnam County Oct 26 Tentative Agenda Where: UF/IFAS Extension Putnam County Auditorium 111 Yelvington Rd, East Palatka 32131 Cost:  $25 Registration Link:


The Rural Telehealth Initiative: Lowering Barriers to Health Care
For me, a visit to the doctor can be an inconvenience. Between fighting traffic, finding a parking spot, checking in and doing time in the waiting room, I usually have to carve out an hour or more of my day, all for about 15 minutes of quality time with the doctor


Enhancing Your Scholarly Works Series – Electronic Data Information Source (EDIS)
In a recent in-service-training, Scholarship in Extension 2.0 Virtual Workshop, the Central District Regional Specialized Agents (RSAs) and Associate District Extension Director (DED) reviewed program development implementation and evaluation, as well as the need for a “diversified scholarship portfolio” (Adams, et al, 2005)


Plant Profile: Pencil Plant
Euphorbia tirucalli Euphorbia tirucalli (pronounced you-FOR-bee-ya tie-roo-KAH-lee) commonly known as Pencil plant is relatively easy plant to grow in North Florida.  It is well adapted to drought conditions; it enjoys full sun and has few pests


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    Summer Burn for Improved Grazing Opportunities
    As if it hasn’t been hot enough this muggy August, why not add a little fire to the heat!  UF/IFAS partnered with Barry Coulliette (Alachua Conservation Trust) and Chuck Cowart (Double C Ranch) to conduct a controlled summer burn on 40 acres of native timberland on Friday, August 13, 2021 - listen to the cracklin' fire on the youtube video --- .


    Palm Care: Part 1
    Three Reasons Why You Should Not Over Prune Your Palms You  can't drive very far in Florida without seeing a palm tree.  It is an important piece of the Florida identity, after all the sable palm is our state tree