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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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Native Azaleas for North Florida
Azaleas always provide a much-loved burst of color in the spring in North Florida.  The large masses of pink flowers most people love seeing in the spring are not the only azalea s in the Rhododendron genus worth loving


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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


4-H Leg: 50 Years of Giving Youth a Voice in Government
There’s a famous quote, often attributed to Mahatma Gandhi, that we must “be the change we wish to see in the world.” Few of us take the opportunity to meet that challenge


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


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


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


    Remote work and circular health
    Remote working During the pandemic, tens of millions of workers, mostly office workers, were suddenly forced to work from home (WFH). In the beginning, there were many difficulties to address, especially when children were attending school online, houses were unorganized and families were unaccustomed to working in the same, often tight, spaces