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.
22712 W Newberry Road
Newberry, FL 32669
Bee appearance and behavior may be related, genetic study reveals
Recently discovered genetic knowledge of two nuisance western honey bee subspecies will help commercial and hobby beekeepers. A new UF/IFAS study identified genetic characteristics relevant to the production and behavioral attributes of these two key bee subspecies
Cinnamon for the Holidays
Workshop in Memory of Co-Worker and Mentor Join me on November 30, from 5:30 pm to 8:30pm, or December 1, from 9:00 am, to noon for Cinnamon for the Holidays Workshop. During the groundbreaking for the new Ag Auditorium, Dr
What's Going on in Florida
Our beekeeping series IS BACK!
We are excited to announce that we are resuming our beekeeping series in 2022. Go ahead and save the dates below and join us! The UF/IFAS Extension Office in Alachua County has developed a series of short courses that will help you get started as a beekeeper
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
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
Collard Greens for Breakfast!
Collard greens are a delicious additive to several egg dishes. If you are looking for a vegetable that is delicious and packed full of nutrients Collard Greens is your go-to veggie
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
UF Social Media Committee Soup Blitz – #NationalSoupDay February 4, 2022
The UF Social Media Committee Soup Blitz #NationalSoupDay will be on February 4, 2022. During this event, colleagues interested in participating can use social media on February 4, 2022 to push out soup nutrition, recipes, locally sourced meats and produce, etc