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UF/IFAS Extension
Charlotte County

Charlotte County Extension Service is a partnership between the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Charlotte County government, to provide scientific knowledge and expertise to the public.

Contact

charlotte@ifas.ufl.edu
941.764.4340
1120 O'Donnell Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL 33953

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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UF/IFAS Extension Charlotte County will be moving to our new office October 21st to the 23rd
UF/IFAS Extension Charlotte County will be moving to our new office at the North Charlotte Regional Park at 1120 O’Donnell Road, Port Charlotte FL 33953, October 21st to the 23rd, so please forgive us for any inconvenience during this short transition. Our phone numbers and email addresses will remain the same

10/14/2019

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ABE graduate students receive UF International Center Certificate of Excellence
Agricultural and Biological Engineering graduate students Shirin Ghatrehsamani and Yulin (Patrick) Zheng have been selected by the College of Engineering to receive the University of Florida International Center Certificate of Excellence. This award honors the top international students whose visa is sponsored by the University of Florida International Center

11/19/2019

Hand Washing and Petting Zoos
By Pam Phillippe Fair time is just around the corner, and with fairs come petting zoos.  Keeping your children safe around fair and petting zoo animals is important, including good hand washing hygiene

11/20/2017

UF Professor Speaks at MKEI Symposium
Mattie M. Kelly Environmental Institute (MKEI) invited distinguished University of Florida guest speaker to take part in the MKEI Annual Symposium

11/14/2019

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

The Importance of Social Competencies
By Pam Phillippe Growing up is a lot like learning to play the piano.  You need to learn some basic skills and you need someone to teach you those skills

11/20/2017

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    Hand Washing and Petting Zoos
    By Pam Phillippe Fair time is just around the corner, and with fairs come petting zoos.  Keeping your children safe around fair and petting zoo animals is important, including good hand washing hygiene

    11/20/2017

    Who doesn’t like a barbecue or a picnic?
    By Pam Phillippe Who doesn’t like a barbecue or a picnic? Fresh air and the aroma are enough to tempt any appetite, whether it is around a 4-H campfire or at a family cookout in the backyard. A simple outdoor meal can be just as nutritious and appetizing as those meals prepared at home

    11/20/2017