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
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
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
What's Going on in Florida
Is it really about having good luck?
In my whole life, I’ve never found a four-leaf clover. Until now
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
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”
Columbia Connections Newsletter Spring 2021
The Columbia Connections Newsletter Spring 2021 See the link below for the Spring 2021 edition of the Columbia Connections Newsletter. In this edition we included educational articles from Columbia County extension agents on Pesticide Continuing Education Unit (CEU) opportunities, the role luck plays in our lives, April planting dates for edible plants, and practices to prevent cattle theft
Using unconscious bias to strengthen yourself
Diversity and inclusion is a very hot topic these days. One of the first things necessary to look at when you are considering diversity, equity, and inclusion is unconscious bias
Luck is what you make it
As kids, many of us have sat in the yard and just searched for the elusive four-leaf clover. Kids can search for hours on end and often never find anything close