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UF/IFAS Extension
DeSoto County

-We are an off-campus branch of the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). -We provide scientific and problem solving information to DeSoto County residents. -We offer educational programs in agriculture, 4-H youth development and family nutrition.

Contact

desoto@ifas.ufl.edu
(863) 993-4846
2150 NE Roan Street
Arcadia, FL 34266

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Preserve Your Aging Brain with Food
Nan Jensen, Extension Agent When someone mentions the word “diet, often losing weight come to mind. While the MIND Diet doesn’t guarantee a 10 pound weight loss in the first week or two, it is recognized for its positive effects on the brain and slowing the cognitive decline often associated with aging

07/13/2017

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Selecting Beef Cuts for Grilling
With the 4th of July being this Saturday, we want to share some tips with you on selecting beef cuts for grilling! Watch as UF/IFAS Levy County Extension Director, Ed Jennings, describes what makes certain cuts perfect for grilling and which cuts you'd want to avoid purchasing if you plan to grill this weekend. Happy Grilling!

06/30/2020

Shop to Lower Your Footprint
Lately there has been a lot of discussion on your carbon footprint and its impact on the environment. But what does that even mean? Your carbon footprint is the amount of carbon dioxide you produce both directly and indirectly

03/14/2017

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

The Power of Green Design
Development decisions influence our everyday lives much more than we think. These choices impact the economy, our commutes, our taxes, the environment, and even our health

05/16/2017

Showering At The Beach
After a long day at the hot beach it can feel like heaven to take a shower to get rid of all the sand and sticky sea water. While rinsing you may or may not notice a sign that warns of no shampoo or body wash in the showers which might seem strange seeing as you're using, well

04/18/2017

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    Shop to Lower Your Footprint
    Lately there has been a lot of discussion on your carbon footprint and its impact on the environment. But what does that even mean? Your carbon footprint is the amount of carbon dioxide you produce both directly and indirectly

    03/14/2017

    Chemicals in the Home
    Creating an Eco-Friendly Home can be confusing but start by looking at the chemicals that you use and store in your home. We use a variety of chemicals in our homes that may be toxic

    11/22/2016