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UF/IFAS Extension
Escambia County

The University of Florida IFAS Extension Escambia County is the liaison between research conducted by scientists at the University of Florida and our local community.

Contact

escambia@ifas.ufl.edu
850-475-5230
3740 Stefani Road
Cantonment, FL 32533

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 4:30pm

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Six Rivers CISMA Dirty Dozen Invasive Species of the Month – Lionfish
Six Rivers “Dirty Dozen” Invasive Species Red Lionfish (Pterois volitans) Define Invasive Species: must have all of the following – Is non-native to the area, in our case northwest Florida Introduced by humans, whether intentional or accidental Causing either an environmental or economic problem, possibly both Define “Dirty Dozen”.

09/17/2021

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Growing Green Series: Attractive Edibles
There are many edible plants that offer delicious flavors but how about edibles with a dual purpose as landscape features? Join UF IFAS Escambia Extension to learn about some attractive edibles that can be used in all aspects of your landscape either as permanent features or annual interest. There are two opportunities and locations to join us for this session which will have demonstrations

08/02/2021

The Rural Telehealth Initiative: Lowering Barriers to Health Care
For me, a visit to the doctor can be an inconvenience. Between fighting traffic, finding a parking spot, checking in and doing time in the waiting room, I usually have to carve out an hour or more of my day, all for about 15 minutes of quality time with the doctor

08/06/2021

Weekly “What is it?”: Wildlife-friendly Yards
Florida has all the elements of a wild animal’s paradise. The state has abundant rain and water sources, lush vegetation, plenty of food, and tons of nesting and hiding places

09/15/2021

Weekly “What is it?”: Polyphemus Moth
Periodically, one of these articles spurs a question from a reader, often requiring additional research on my part.  A few weeks ago, one of our Master Naturalists saw my article on the luna moth and asked for confirmation on a different species of moth he’d found

09/08/2021

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    A Healthy Table – Festive Feasts
    A Healthy Table virtual workshop returns with holiday meal prep   It’s hard to believe, but the holiday season is just around the corner again, and many people will look forward to cooking festive meals. “A Healthy Table, Festive Feasts” is a special holiday-themed virtual cook-along workshop with University of Florida family and consumer sciences (FCS) experts

    09/08/2021

    Eels of the Florida Panhandle
    Eels of the Florida Panhandle   Eels… when that name comes up most think of either the vicious moray eels or the famous electric eel.  Moray eels do exist in the Florida panhandle, and we will talk about them

    09/02/2021