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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


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8am - 5pm

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Corn Tissue Sampling
Jay Capasso, UF/IFAS Columbia County. Joel Love, UF/IFAS NFREC Suwannee Valley


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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


Prepare for Hurricane Ian
SEPT. 26, 2022 (10 AM) -- Hurricane Ian is approaching the Gulf of Mexico and is on a path to impact the west coast of Florida


Watermelon Petiole Sap Testing
Jay Capasso, UF/IFAS Columbia County. Bob Hochmuth, UF/IFAS NFREC-SV


375,000 acres of citrus in Ian’s path
Hurricane-strength winds are expected across nearly 175,000 acres of citrus groves as Hurricane Ian follows its track along the Florida peninsula. An additional 200,000-plus acres of Florida’s hallmark crop may see tropical storm-force winds


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    Prepárese para el huracán con fuentes alternativas de agua para su familia
    For the English version, please use this link El agua es esencial durante un desastre natural como un huracán o una tormenta tropical. Si está leyendo esto mientras se pronostica una tormenta en su área, entonces las escenas de los estantes vacíos en los supermercados locales estarán en todas las noticias o se verán pronto


    Fall into Fitness: Staying Motivated through the Seasons
    Crisp air, fall colored leaves, pumpkins and apples all signal that Fall is here. As the weather cools down, it’s easier to take advantage of outdoor exercise