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UF/IFAS Extension
Brevard County

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Brevard County is a partnership between UF/IFAS, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Brevard County government, providing educational programs based on the latest research and technology.

Contact

brevard@ifas.ufl.edu
(321) 633-1702
3695 Lake Drive
Cocoa, FL 32926

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm
Farmers Market Thursday 3-6pm

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Vibrio in Florida – Know the Facts!
Authors: Holly Abeels, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension; Gabby Barbarite, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, FL Atlantic University; Betty Staugler, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension; L Scott Jackson, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension Recent news headlines report another emergence of the bacteria Vibrio vulnificus and Vibrio parahaemolyticus. Recently, the term “flesh-eating bacteria” has been used to refer to

08/06/2019

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UPCOMING WORKSHOP: Cheese Making (October 12, 2019)
Want to learn how to make your own fresh and delicious ricotta and mozzarella at home? Then this workshop is for you! DATE: October 12, 2019 TIME: 9:00am to Noon LOCATION: Wakulla County Extension Office, 84 Cedar Ave. in Crawfordville COST: $20/person To register, please call Samantha Kennedy at 850

09/16/2019

Climate Change Is A Current and Future Issue
The nation’s economy, public health, infrastructure, and natural resources face an immediate and continued threat from climate change impacts, warns the comprehensive 4th National Climate Assessment (NCA4) released on November 23, 2018. The report is broken down into chapters on sectors such as water, energy, land use, forestry, coastal effects, marine

12/03/2018

Controlling insects naturally
Summer is the season… for checking landscape plants for insects before they devour your plants with their ravenous appetite.   Conservative estimates state there are over 12,000 species of insects in Florida, so it’s no wonder your hibiscus might look like it was the main course at an insect dinner party! Even though less than 1% of insects are truly ‘pests’, most people prefer to not see insects inside or outside

09/12/2019

Another Successful Year of 4-H Public Speaking!
On May 21, 2019, the 4-H Tropicana Public Speaking Contest Winners Recognized by the Brevard County, Board of County Commissioners. The 4-H/Tropicana Public Speaking Program is sponsored by 4-H and Tropicana

05/22/2019

Starting the Year Off Right with Seafood
One of the key recommendations from the 2015 dietary guidelines is to include a variety of protein foods in your diet. Seafood is a healthy protein choice

01/16/2019

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    Climate Change Is A Current and Future Issue
    The nation’s economy, public health, infrastructure, and natural resources face an immediate and continued threat from climate change impacts, warns the comprehensive 4th National Climate Assessment (NCA4) released on November 23, 2018. The report is broken down into chapters on sectors such as water, energy, land use, forestry, coastal effects, marine

    12/03/2018

    Kids in the Kitchen: Recipes Kids Can Cook for Thanksgiving
    Turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, macaroni and cheese, pumpkin pie…cooking a Thanksgiving meal can be tiring and stressful! Why not invite your kids into the kitchen to help out? I know, I know…you’re wondering how having your kids in the kitchen to help is supposed to make Thanksgiving easier. But with a little forethought and planning, there are plenty of recipes your kids can make independently or with minimal assistance

    11/16/2018