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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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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


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


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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    Hurricane Heroes: Jonathan Crane
    Jonathan Crane is all about multi-tasking and promoting resilience in agriculture. He serves as the tropical fruit crop specialist and associate director at UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center (TREC) in Homestead, FL


    Energy Efficiency at Home
    For every season and in all kinds of weather, it's a good idea to pay attention to your surroundings—specifically, your home. Air conditioning and light bulbs often come up in conversations about energy efficiency, but they are only two considerations out of many others