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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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Food Safety for Backyard Eggs
As we are all trying to figure out how to make it through this pandemic, many of us have decided to start trying to be self sufficient. As prices rise and resources seem to be unpredictable, why not start providing for yourself?Back yard chickens are just one way we can start on this path, but there are food safety issues we need to think about when eating the products of these chickens

06/23/2020

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We’re Still Here for You!
A lot of people tend to wonder that if the rest of the world is shut down while COVID-19 is coming through our areas, what is it that Extension is doing? We are educators and we are a huge support to the agriculture industry. And we fall into the arena of essential workers

05/15/2020

Mindful Breathing
Youth can practice mindfulness the same way as adults. However, hey, let's admit, not all of us have the same attention span

05/15/2020

Feeling cooped up in quarantine? UF releases new guide to raising backyard chickens
In the early days of the pandemic, as bare grocery store shelves prompted concerns about the food supply, many became interested in producing more of their food at home. Some flocked to local agricultural feed stores in search of baby chicks that would grow up to produce eggs fresh from the backyard

07/09/2020

Mindfully Gardening
Its about being all around healthy I know you've learned about exercising your body and I'm certain you've thought about how that translates to the garden. Now, what about your mind? Yes, your mind needs attention just as much as your physical body

06/18/2020

Threading a needle
Yes, threading a needle may sound like something simple but would you believe a lot of people just don't? Who knows why. Does the needle scare them? Did you never learn? Do you have no clue what all is entailed? or well, like me these days, you just can't see to thread it!? There are a few different ways to thread a needle that I've learned over the years and you can choose any one of multiples of these ways

05/27/2020

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    Mindful Breathing
    Youth can practice mindfulness the same way as adults. However, hey, let's admit, not all of us have the same attention span

    05/15/2020

    Mindful Eating
    If you're anything like the rest of the world, right now, you are probably sitting around at home and could be just throwing everything you see in your mouth! Wow, at the amount of food people are consuming as almost a coping mechanism to make it through the "new world" we've run into. There is a way around that though! No, I'm not talking about going on a diet

    05/15/2020