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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 - 4:30pm

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Finding Solutions for Florida’s Agriculture Impacted by COVID-19
Florida farmers are used to uncertainty. Usually, this uncertainty has to do with producing the crop itself

04/02/2020

What's Going on in Florida

DIY Container Garden with Draped Hypertufa
Perfect for seasonal gardens and great for gift giving. You'll create a unique, one of a kind, draped container using portland cement infused fabric

01/14/2022

The View from Two Months In
Hello all, and welcome to a brand new year! I’ve been Dean of UF/IFAS Extension now for a little over two months. When I first started, I received a piece of advice from SVP Scott Angle: “Above all, just have fun!” he told me

01/04/2022

Peanut Butter Challenge collects over 22 tons statewide
Over 45,000 pounds of peanut butter have now been sent out to local food banks statewide following the 2021 Peanut Butter Challenge, an effort led by the Cooperative Extension offices of UF/IFAS and Florida A&M University (FAMU) in partnership with local organizations. The annual jar collection began in the Florida Panhandle counties in 2012 as a way to combat food insecurity with a shelf-stable product while also highlighting the

01/13/2022

Strawberries pack big health benefits
Strawberry season is in full swing, and it is time to take advantage of their availability and health benefits. In addition to being gorgeous and delicious, strawberries are incredibly versatile

01/12/2022

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    Benefits of Stretching and Flexibility Exercises
    The COVID-19 pandemic has led many of us to alter our usual routines. With such dramatic changes, including access and comfort with going to the gym or fitness centers, we are all more open to negative mental and physical health problems

    01/12/2022

    Making Homemade Pizza on the Barbecue Grill
    Introduction Floridians love barbecuing.  Have you ever tried making homemade pizza on the barbecue grill?  Adding Florida fresh produce and herbs from your garden can add to the deliciousness

    01/12/2022