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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. All UF/IFAS meetings and programs are temporarily postponed due to the COVID-19 virus through May 1, 2020.

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alachua@ifas.ufl.edu
(352) 955-2402
2800 NE 39 Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32609

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CLOSED THROUGH APRIL 3 PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL FOR QUESTIONS
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Food Shopping Safety
First Step to Family Food Safety Keeping the family safe is the priority in any household.  Food shopping is the first step in providing safe and healthy foods for your family

03/27/2020

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COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension
Updated 03/15/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office or view the local update page for the most up to date information on your

03/15/2020

Emeralds of the Landscape: Florida’s Blueberries
An Important Agricultural Commodity Sprinkled around Alachua County, these tiny, blue, and sweet agricultural emeralds flourish. They are found at large agricultural production farms or in someone’s backyard

03/15/2020

Show of Hands: Extension’s Role in the 2020 U.S. Census
Among the many parts of our lives that are complicated by COVID-19, add the U.S

03/30/2020

Proper Food Storage and Food Safety
                Store Food Properly to Prevent A Major Food Safety Risk According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the improper storage of food is one of the major food safety risks that is easily preventable.  I see individuals buying large amounts of food and wonder if they have the room or freezer space too properly and safely store

03/25/2020

Protect Yourself and Prevent the Spread of Germs and Viruses
Proper Handwashing Can Reduce the Number of Harmful Microorganisms on Your Hands Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect ourselves and families from getting sick.  Germs are everywhere so you need to wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds to reduce the number of harmful microorganisms on your hands

03/19/2020

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    Emeralds of the Landscape: Florida’s Blueberries
    An Important Agricultural Commodity Sprinkled around Alachua County, these tiny, blue, and sweet agricultural emeralds flourish. They are found at large agricultural production farms or in someone’s backyard

    03/15/2020

    The Power of Spuds
    The Powerful Spud Last Friday was Valentine’s Day, so, like always, I end up singing “The Power of Love” by Huey Lewis and the News. As an extension agent, Valentine’s Day also serves as an excellent reminder to plant potatoes in North Florida

    02/17/2020