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UF/IFAS Extension
Suwannee County

Welcome to the UF/IFAS Extension in Suwannee County website. From learning principles of proper nutrition to growing profitable crops and helping youth develop leadership skills and self esteem. Suwannee County's Extension offers a wealth of practical information for the citizens of our county.

(386) 362-2771
1302 11th Street SW
Live Oak, FL 32064


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Don’t Invite Pest to Your Holiday Party
Holiday Food & Festivities With all the food and festivities during the holidays, make sure it isn't an invitation to pesky pests! Pests will eat just about anything, but they might leave you alone if they don't have easy access to food. As you prepare for the party, get rid of clutter around the home- A little clutter may not attract pests, but it does give them places to hide


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2019 Suwannee Valley Youth Livestock Show and Sale
With deadlines approaching for the 2019 Suwannee Valley Youth Livestock Show and Sale (SVYLSS), it is a good time to start planning for the year. Below is the important information to keep in mind: Important Dates November 1, 2018 - 4HOnline Registration and Membership Fees due; Entry forms due to local Extension Office (NEW RULE) December 8, 2018 -


The View from Two Months In
Hello all, and welcome to a brand new year! I’ve been Dean of UF/IFAS Extension now for a little over two months. When I first started, I received a piece of advice from SVP Scott Angle: “Above all, just have fun!” he told me


Practice Healthy Habits for a Healthy Weight
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) one out of every five children have obesity and there are many more who are overweight.  This is a concern as children who have obesity are at a higher risk for other chronic conditions


Immunization and Chronic Disease
National Immunization Awareness Month August is National Immunization Awareness month.   Each year, this observance emphasizes the importance of vaccination for people of all ages


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    DIY Container Garden with Draped Hypertufa
    Perfect for seasonal gardens and great for gift giving. You'll create a unique, one of a kind, draped container using portland cement infused fabric


    Peanut Butter Challenge collects over 22 tons statewide
    Over 45,000 pounds of peanut butter have now been sent out to local food banks statewide following the 2021 Peanut Butter Challenge, an effort led by the Cooperative Extension offices of UF/IFAS and Florida A&M University (FAMU) in partnership with local organizations. The annual jar collection began in the Florida Panhandle counties in 2012 as a way to combat food insecurity with a shelf-stable product while also highlighting the