UF/IFAS Extension
Citrus County

Welcome to UF/IFAS Citrus County Extension. Our office can provide expert answers to your questions about agriculture, financial planning, gardening, natural resource conservation, work/life issues, and youth development programs (4-H). We are here to provide solutions for your life.

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


Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Congratulations to the Nature Coast Champions!
We are pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural class of the Nature Coast Champion award! The Nature Coast Champion is a new award program initiated by the UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station. The awards recognize people providing leadership and implementation of best practices for conservation and management of natural resources in Florida's Nature Coast


What's Going on Near You

2018 Cedar Key Coastal Cleanup
Please join us for a fun-filled day of helping our coast! The International Coastal Cleanup is an annual event organized by the Ocean Conservancy - the Cedar Key community has been participating for over 10 years! Please come out and join us for the cleanup from 8 AM - 12 PM. Volunteers will receive a free lunch and t-shirt (while supplies last)


Food safety: Dine outdoors, minus the dangers
Who doesn’t enjoy a summer picnic or barbecue with family and friends? Summer is a great time to get outside and enjoy these warm weather events but these events also present opportunities for foodborne bacteria to thrive. As our food heats up with summer temperatures, bacteria multiply rapidly


Grilling Food Safely
Summer time is the time for grilling, cookouts, and barbecues! But as the summer temperatures rise so does your risk of foodborne illness. The following can help keep your friends and family safe




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    New year, new you?
    For many, the arrival of the New Year signifies a chance to make changes to improve their health or life. The key to making a change that sticks is to start with making one small change at a time