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
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
Calibrating a Backpack Sprayer; the 1/128th Rule
In preparation for Spring, it is a good idea to make sure your equipment is calibrated and in good working condition. This article discusses a quick and easy method for calibrating a hand-powered, backpack sprayer
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
Extension’s 108th Anniversary
This Sunday is Mother’s Day. It’s also the 108th anniversary of an obscure piece of legislation that might also play an important role in your life
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
Hark! Hurricane Season Approaches
Ah, warm weather. Stunning biodiversity
MAY is Beef Month!
May is Beef Month: This is a beautiful time to recognize the importance of the beef industry and to celebrate the farmers and ranchers who work hard every day to raise & care for cattle while preserving the land. According to the Florida Beef Council, Florida’s cattle industry is ranked 13th in overall cow numbers nationwide
Building Stable Communities through Education
Some of today’s most pressing issues in society include the prevalence of chronic diseases, food, and financial insecurities. (The UF/IFAS Extension Roadmap, 2013)