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UF/IFAS Extension
Columbia County

UF/IFAS Extension Columbia County helps people find practical solutions to problems specific to living in Florida. We provide research-based educational programs in the areas of Agriculture, Horticulture, Livestock, Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, and 4-H Youth Development.

Contact

columbia@ifas.ufl.edu
(386)752-5384
437 NW Hall of Fame Dr
Lake City, FL 32055

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Identifying and Managing Velvetbean Caterpillars and Soybean Loopers
Introduction It is mid-July so if foliage feeding caterpillars have not shown up in your peanut field yet, they likely will soon! Two types of caterpillars commonly found in Columbia County July-September are the velvetbean caterpillar and soybean looper. It is important to properly identify the caterpillars in your field to determine management decisions

07/14/2021

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2021 Florida Gateway Fair Coloring Contest
The Ichetucknee Partnership has partnered with UF/IFAS Extension Columbia County this year to develop some fun pages for this year's Florida Gateway Fair's Annual Coloring Contest. The Florida Gateway Fair Coloring Contest will feature our local celebrity, Bellamy the Beaver! Watch our blog for the coming Farm to Table Virtual and Fall Harvest Experience Virtual programs

10/04/2021

NFREC Quincy—100 Years of Service and Adaptation
It was the summer of 1978. I had just graduated with a BS degree in Agronomy from the Ohio State University

10/13/2021

Excited about the Child Tax Payments coming this month? Read This!
Do you have children or grandchildren? If so at this point, you have probably heard about the changes to the Child Tax Credit through the American Rescue Act. However, for most people it seems to bring more questions than answers and now they are sending letters to those eligible with little information

07/01/2021

Columbia County Seeking New Master Gardener Volunteers for 2021
Do you love plants, like people, then consider becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer!  The Master Gardener Volunteer Program is a vital part of the horticulture program at the UF/IFAS Columbia County Extension Office.  The mission of the Master Gardener Volunteer program is “to assist Extension agents in providing research-based horticultural education to Florida residents”

06/22/2021

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    5 Steps to Establishing an Emergency Fund
    A single one dollar bill. Money, cash, currency

    10/25/2021

    Straight Talk about the FICO Pie Chart
    Fair Isaac Corporation developed FICO® Score models to rate a consumer’s credit history. Since 1989, the company has developed many different scoring models to sell to lenders and consumers

    10/22/2021