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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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Tropical Girdlepod (Mitracarpus hirtus)
Jay Capasso, UF/IFAS Columbia County. Marc Frank, University of Florida Herbarium


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This Thanksgiving, Thank a Farmer
This Thanksgiving Day, families and friends across the country will gather to show gratitude for our good fortune by sitting down together over a meal. Not just any meal, but a proper feast, with multiple courses, side dishes, appetizers and desserts


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


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


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    Sustainable Development Goals and One Health: SDG 9
    Sustainable development goal 9 is to “build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable infrastructure and foster innovation” by 2030 or as it is shortened “industries, innovation, and infrastructure”1. Besides that, the words “sustainable”, “innovation” and “resilient” are some of the key concepts that link this SDG strongly to One Health


    Reflecting on 2022 with Gratitude
    With the new year a few short weeks away, it seems an appropriate time to reflect on 2022 with appreciation for those in the community that have joined with and supported the youth development work of the Orange County 4-H Program. Our 4-H Volunteers Those at the top of the list would have to be our selfless and amazing community club volunteers