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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.

Contact

alachua@ifas.ufl.edu
(352) 955-2402
22712 W Newberry Road
Newberry, FL 32669

Hours

MONDAY - FRIDAY
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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High Tunnels Use in Specialty Crop Production
There are several reasons to consider building a high tunnel. The most common reasons include protecting crops from the elements, extension of cropping seasons, and improved crop yield and quality

02/22/2022

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

12/15/2021

Cool Off with these UF/IFAS Extension Podcasts
I’m not gonna lie--it’s hot outside! Summer heat in Florida is more than a matter of comfort—it's a health and safety issue. If you want to limit your outdoor exposure, but still keep up on topics like gardening, nature watching, farming, beekeeping, or the latest in scientific research, podcasts are a great way to do that

07/18/2022

Registration Open for the Florida Master Naturalist Coastal Systems Course
Through online classroom discussions, videos, presentations, and field trips, participants will learn about the ecology, wildlife, vegetation, and conservation issues of Florida’s coastal and marine environments. Students will explore coastal habitats during the four in-person field trips

08/12/2022

New tool helps strengthen local food systems
Effective food systems– which include the people, processes and places involved with moving food from local farm to plates – provide equity, sustainability, profitability and resiliency to communities. UF/IFAS researchers conducted a study to define key elements of community food system models and how to overcome the obstacles they face

08/12/2022

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    Decisions and Change: Applying Forces to Help You Decide
    In Extension, and especially in life, we have decisions that we need to make. Many of us typically embrace change or loathe change

    08/11/2022

    Jackson County Bicentennial Celebration Festival – August 13
    On August 13, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, the Jackson County Board of County Commissioners will host a Bicentennial Celebration Festival at the Ag Center located at 3631 US-90, Marianna FL. Jackson County was established on August 12, 1822, making it the third oldest County in Florida, and older than the state of Florida itself

    08/11/2022