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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
22712 W Newberry Road
Newberry, FL 32669


8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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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


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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


NFREC Quincy—100 Years of Service and Adaptation
It was the summer of 1978. I had just graduated with a BS degree in Agronomy from the Ohio State University


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


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    Benefits of Stretching and Flexibility Exercises
    The COVID-19 pandemic has led many of us to alter our usual routines. With such dramatic changes, including access and comfort with going to the gym or fitness centers, we are all more open to negative mental and physical health problems


    Does Your Swale Need a Makeover?
    The South Florida "swale" or tree lawn/parkway as it is called in other parts of the country, describes the green space between the sidewalk and the street. Swales are designed to hold excess water from rain events, allowing the water to percolate back down to the water table, instead of running off into the streets