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UF/IFAS Extension
St Lucie County

The Cooperative Extension Service is nationwide and was established by the Smith-Lever Act of 1914. It is a partnership between state land grant universities, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the county governments throughout the nation.

Contact

lachancec@ufl.edu
(772) 462-1660
8400 Picos Road, Ste 101
Fort Pierce, FL 34945

Hours

Main Office: Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm
South County: Morningside Branch Library Tues - Fri 1 p.m.-3; Sat 9 a.m. - 11

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Hurricane Insurance Considerations
Living in Florida has benefits and drawbacks just as anywhere but here we have the additional stress of watching the tropics for developing storms from June 1 to November 30. Our local emergency management officials work hard to inform Florida residents of preparations to take in advance of an approaching storm

09/11/2018

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Cottage Food – The Foodie Side Gig
Do you make the best breads ever? Cookies maybe?  Are you looking for a way to make extra money?  Have I got an opportunity for you!  Being a Cottage Food Operator may be just what you are looking for. Florida Cottage Food Laws Years ago, when bake sales were all the rage for school fundraisers and such, states struggled to update food laws to accommodate such events

08/24/2018

Managing Mosquitoes During Hurricane Season
  Atlantic Hurricane season officially begins on June 1st and continues until November 30th.  With heavy rains comes pooling water and mosquito breeding

06/20/2018

Sanjay Shukla and UF/IFAS Extension Innovation
Innovation has long been a value embedded in UF/IFAS Extension programming. From our first days over a century ago to what we are delivering today, Extension faculty have been committed to using technology and innovation in the delivery of educational programs

06/25/2018

Resilience – A Skill for Success
Resilience.  Its a word I hadn't thought much about until I attended a training on it

08/06/2018

Debt Collectors Calling? Here’s help
Stuff happens. Sometimes, through bad planning, circumstance or whatever, we get behind on our bills

07/06/2018

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    Managing Mosquitoes During Hurricane Season
      Atlantic Hurricane season officially begins on June 1st and continues until November 30th.  With heavy rains comes pooling water and mosquito breeding

    06/20/2018

    Green Industry Going Greener?
    Many readers may already know, the term Green Industry refers to the commercial lawn and landscapers that work so hard to keep our yards and neighborhoods beautiful in the hot Florida sun. Green industry professionals stay current on best practices so they can reduce their impact on our environment

    06/01/2018