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UF/IFAS Extension
Citrus County

Welcome to UF/IFAS Citrus County Extension. We are accepting walk-in clients, limited to 2 at a time in the lobby. Mask wearing required. Classes continue to be offered virtually. Please email or call for more information: or 352-527-5700.

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


Monday - Friday
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Recreational Scallop Season 2021
Nothing says summer in the Nature Coast like the start of scalloping. Starting tomorrow, June 15th, thousands will splash into the clear water searching through carpets of seagrass for bay scallops


What's Going on in Florida

Learn how to restore marine habitats
Marine habitats Marine habitats such as seagrass meadows, coral reefs, and sponge beds are some of the most threatened on the planet. UF/IFAS and Florida Sea Grant Extension agents in the Nature Coast work a lot on marine habitat restoration projects


A Boost for Hernando County’s Scallop Season
Over the last year, a team of volunteers worked hard to help give the bay scallop population off Hernando's coast a much-needed boost. These volunteers go by the name of "Scallop Sitters


Improving Head and Neck Cancer Treatment
Did you know that head and neck cancer is the seventh most common cancer in the world? Sixty percent of Florida counties are above the national rate. UF/IFAS Extension is pleased to partner with UF Health in a research project on making it easier for individuals with head and neck cancer to participate in clinical trials


Baby proof your finances
Expecting a baby can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time. It can also be expensive, are you prepared for the costs? It's important to take time now to think about and plan for how your financial life will change once your baby arrives


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    Water quality monitoring commences in the newly established Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve
    Florida's Aquatic Preserve System The Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection oversees the Aquatic Preserve system


    Donor marsh at Duke Energy Mariculture Center making donations!
    In 2018, we worked with Duke Energy’s Mariculture Center in Crystal River to establish a large salt marsh nursery in one of their culture ponds. We needed the donor marsh because habitat restoration requires access to plant material