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UF/IFAS Extension
Baker County

UF/IFAS Extension Baker County is a partnership between the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the University of Florida's Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), and the Baker County Board of County Commissioners.

(904) 259-3520
1025 West Macclenny Avenue
Macclenny, FL 32063


Monday - Friday
8:30am - noon
1pm - 5pm

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Summer Fruit Pruning
While most fruit pruning jobs are completed during the winter dormant season, some fruiting plants also require attention during the summer and fall months. Peaches/Nectarines/Plums: May - August In the dormant season, major pruning involves maintaining the overall height of the tree canopy as well as maintaining the open center of the canopy which allows light in to stimulate growth of new fruiting wood and improve fruit


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Baker County Master Gardener Volunteer Training
UF/IFAS Extension Baker County is now accepting applications for the 2021 Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course. WHO ARE THE MASTER GARDENERS? Master Gardeners are volunteer educators of the horticultural arts and sciences


A Boost for Hernando County’s Scallop Season
Over the last year, a team of volunteers worked hard to help give the bay scallop population off Hernando's coast a much-needed boost. These volunteers go by the name of "Scallop Sitters


Greenfly Orchid – Wild Weeds
Wild Weeds - Weed of the Month Greenfly Orchid Epidendrum magnoliae The Greenfly orchid is one of the only frost-resistant epiphytes that can survive in the United State. Typically orchids are found in jungles with a temperate climate including warm temperatures and higher humidity


New Equine Course Available!
Equine Academy New Self-Paced Online Course Available for Horse Owners! Whether you are an avid horseman or just recently got your first horse, we have a course for you! This in-depth course covers the five core areas of owning a horse: pastures, nutrition, health, safety, and horsemanship. For just $10 you will have access to over 30 pages of content, from presentations, to articles, videos, and other reference materials


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    Upcoming Virtual Events
    Check out these upcoming virtual event opportunities offered by the Agriculture and Natural Resources agent at UF/IFAS Extension Baker County. Small & Backyard Poultry: Home Remedies - What You Should and Should Not Do June 1st, 3 PM Eastern There is a lot of information on the internet on how to deal with injured or sick chickens


    Citrus Care Basics
    Citrus is an integral part of Florida's state identity, having been farmed commercially since the mid-1800s.  Of course, it is also a staple in home fruit orchards and edible landscapes