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UF/IFAS Extension
Alachua County

The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is a partnership between the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners, University of Florida/IFAS, & the United States Dept. of Agriculture. Current programs offered are listed on the events calendar.

(352) 955-2402
106 SW 140th Terrace, Suite 3
Jonesville, FL 32669


8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Aquatic Weed Control for Florida Ponds
Introduction August is that time of year when our beautiful blue ponds tend to turn green.  Maintaining a healthy, weed and algae free pond or lake can be difficult in Florida when temperatures increase and we have plenty of sunshine


What's Going on in Florida

Okay google … Search for funding opportunities for my farm
If only it would be that easy! It can be tricky to filter through all the information available on the web, tease apart what programs apply to you, and find out about what is available locally. For that reason, Alachua, Bradford, and Union County Extension are putting together a meeting where you as a farmer (or beginner farmer) can attend and find out ways to attain those extra funds that your enterprise needs


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


The Tiny, Mighty Seed
Introduction The tiny, mighty seed. Have you ever held a seed in your hand and imagined how big it will become? An acorn growing to a large oak? The winged seed of a pine becoming a towering giant of the forest? The little pepper seed that fuels the spice of our dinner plates? Seeds come in many different shapes and sizes, but they also play a major role in ecological function and agricultural production


From Bad to Worse: Common Garden Issues
Out of the Frying-Pan, Into the Fire Have you ever heard the phrase, “Out of the frying pan and into the fire?” Although originating from Aesop’s fables, I immediately think of the chapter in Tolkien’s The Hobbit. In the chapter Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, and the dwarves escape the goblins to find themselves trapped by Wargs


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    What Are All Of These Caterpillars!?
    Introduction This Spring has been very favorable for several moth species, and among them is the Tussock Moth.  You may be seeing a profuse amount of the moth caterpillars around your home, work or farm


    Meet the Ambrosia Beetle
    By Tatiana Sanchez1 and Remy Powell2 1Commercial Horticulture Agent, UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County; 2UF/IFAS Extension Intern, Public Health Master student. I was sitting on my in-law’s porch late in the afternoon when I noticed tiny “flies” flying around