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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.

437 NW Hall of Fame Dr
Lake City, FL 32055


Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Controlling Maize Weevils
Jay Capasso, UF/IFAS Columbia County Extension. Ethan Doherty, Graduate Student, Department of Entomology, Louisiana State University


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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


This Hurricane Season, Be Prepared for Anything
The 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1. Are you ready? Maybe you think you’re ready—you’ve got some bottled water and canned goods to last a few days


Bleeding Hearts in the Garden
Valentine’s Day may have you thinking all hearts and what better place to see hearts than in your garden? Dicentra spectabilis, or more commonly known as Bleeding Heart is a plant that is not seen too often in the North Florida area. You may also find this plant under the name Lamprocapnos spectabilis, as it was recently reclassified


Micronized Sulfur in Peanut Production
Jay Capasso, UF/IFAS Columbia County Extension. Keith Wynn, UF/IFAS Hamilton County Extension


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    Make it a tea garden
    Southerners and sweet tea When I was a child we drank sweet tea. I didn't really know where it came from but it was sweet and that suited me just fine


    Celebrate LGBT Pride Month in June
    LGBT Pride Month Background Why do people celebrate LGBT Pride month in June?  It is celebrated every June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in NYC.  If you live in South Florida like I do, you can visit the Stonewall National Museum and Archives in Fort Lauderdale to learn more about the Stonewall Uprising