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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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Giving Thanks on Thanksgiving
For me, Thanksgiving is a holiday that grows in importance each year. Putting aside parades, Black Friday and family arguments, it’s a haven of peace and gratitude

11/19/2018

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

Peanut Butter Challenge Fights Hunger, One Jar at a Time
We hear a lot about hunger. You’ve no doubt seen public service announcements on television, asking you to give to charitable organizations to help feed people

10/04/2018

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