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UF/IFAS Extension
Citrus County

Happy New Year! UF/IFAS Extension Citrus County office is open Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm.

(352) 527-5700
3650 W. Sovereign Path Ste 1
Lecanto, FL 34461


Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Foolproof Palm Care: Chinese Fan Palm
The Chinese Fan Palm (Livistonia chinensis) is on the short list of palms that happily grow in USDA Hardiness Zone 9. It is a relatively slow-growing palm, but once the trunk emerges from beneath the 'skirt' of fronds, its stately presence in your landscape is certainly worth the wait


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National Ag Day: Growing a Climate for Tomorrow
March 21st is National Agriculture Day, a time to recognize and celebrate the men and women who produce our food, fuel and fiber. Now celebrating its 50th Anniversary, the theme for this year’s Ag Day is “Growing a Climate for Tomorrow”


Catch the Nature Coast Currents in 2023
The Nature Coast Currents webinar series aims to communicate and catalog research happening along Florida's Nature Coast. In 2022-2023, the series focuses especially along the southern portion encompassed by the Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve (Citrus, Hernando, and Pasco County


New 4-H scholarship honors Hal Porter of Citrus County
Created by longtime family friends, George and Carolyn Richardson, the Hal Porter 4-H Scholarship Endowment will provide educational scholarships to graduating 4-H seniors and alumni, with a preference for members of Citrus County 4-H and youth with financial need. As an endowment with the UF Foundation, the scholarship will be available


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    Investing in Future Leaders
    4-H and Family The annual tradition of the Citrus Stampede Rodeo is returning to Citrus County on Friday, November 18th and Saturday, November 19th. A beehive of activity taking place at the Fairgrounds in Inverness


    Florida Land Steward Update, March 24, 2023
    THANKS ALL WHO JOINED US FOR OUR FOREST RESLILENCE, HURRICANE PREPARATION AND RECOVERY TOURS IN NORTHWEST FLORIDA Thanks everyone who joined us for our Florida Land Steward tours up in northwest Florida this month. These tours; on March 9 at Blackwater River State Forest and yesterday, March 23 at the properties of Chris Jones, Tom Flowers, and Mickey Parker in Escambia County; focused on many forest resilience and hurricane