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UF/IFAS Extension
Citrus County

Welcome to UF/IFAS Citrus County Extension. Our office is open and fully functional. Please email or call for more information: citrus@ifas.ufl.edu or 352-527-5700.

Contact

citrus@ifas.ufl.edu
(352) 527-5700
3650 W. Sovereign Path Ste 1
Lecanto, FL 34461

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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New guided tours help you follow the Big Bend Shellfish Trail
Big Bend Shellfish Trail Florida's Big Bend is one of the last places in Florida with wide swaths of undeveloped coastline. Here, natural shorelines mix with abundant wildlife and clean water to produce amazing visitor experiences

03/09/2022

What's Going on in Florida

Join the discussion about the Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve
Florida's newest Aquatic Preserve, the Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve (NCAP), is about to reach an important milestone. Since designation in 2020, managers and staff at Florida's Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) have worked hard to get the NCAP off to a great

04/27/2022

4-H Leg: 50 Years of Giving Youth a Voice in Government
There’s a famous quote, often attributed to Mahatma Gandhi, that we must “be the change we wish to see in the world.” Few of us take the opportunity to meet that challenge

06/20/2022

A Tribute to Capt. Dan Clymer
Last week, we lost a legend. You only have to take one look at his Facebook page to immediately know how many people deeply cared about Capt

01/31/2022

Derelict Crab Trap Cleanups Continue in 2022
by Jamie Hammond and Savanna Barry On Wednesday, January 5th, 2022, partners worked together to remove 52 derelict blue crab traps from the Steinhatchee estuary. They removed a total of 1,120 pounds of debris, continuing a years-long effort to reduce derelict traps within local aquatic preserves

01/06/2022

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    Get Health Benefits this Summer! Focus on Fruits and Vegetables 
    Want to get healthier this summer? As part of an overall healthy diet, eating fruits and vegetables, that are lower in calories, instead of some other higher-calorie food, may be useful in helping to lower calorie intake and lower body weight. Eating a diet rich in vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet may reduce your risk for heart disease, including heart attack and stroke

    07/01/2022

    Florida Farm Pests: Fruit Flies (Drosophila ssp.)
    If you have seen flies flying around your ripe fruits, it is probably a fruit fly.  Drosophila (a genus of flies that includes the family Drosophilidae), also known as small fruit flies, are a common pest in Florida all-year-round

    07/01/2022