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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.

(863) 993-4846
2150 NE Roan Street
Arcadia, FL 34266


Monday - Friday
8am - 4:30pm

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Nature’s Best Hope
Nature's Best Hope, A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Yard As the year draws to a close, and we start thinking about the holidays and gift giving, consider this book, by Douglas W. Tallamy


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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


Building a Balanced Thanksgiving Plate
Holiday season is approaching, as well as typical New Year’s resolutions for losing weight and improving health. Many of us will gather with family and friends and be surrounded by a lot of food


Tips for Keeping the Holidays Healthy – Part 2
Look around you. Wherever you are, your environment influences what you do, including what you eat or drink or how active you may be


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    Controlando los Desencadenantes del Asma en el Hogar
    La primavera es una temporada muy bonita pero para las personas que sufren de alergias es un tiempo incomodo con possible congestion nasal cronica y rhinitis alergica, dolor de garganta, estornudos y ojos hinchados. Los desencadenantes del asma se encuentran en todas partes: exteriores, en el trabajo y adentro de la casa


    Caution Holiday Ahead!
    Caution! Holidays may be hazardous, particularly when it comes to the waistline.  (Forethought and forbearance now will pay dividends for your health in the new year