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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.

3740 Stefani Road
Cantonment, FL 32533


Monday - Friday
8am - 4:30pm

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Weekly “What is it?”: Jubilee!
Boy, oh boy is it hot this week. Temperature predictions for today in the deep South look like the grades of a high achiever trying to earn extra credit for everything


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Program: Saving Seeds in Escambia County
Join UF IFAS Extension Escambia County for a fun session on saving seeds from your favorite plants. We will demonstrate how to save seeds from annuals, perennial, edibles, and a few trees


4-H Leg: 50 Years of Giving Youth a Voice in Government
There’s a famous quote, often attributed to Mahatma Gandhi, that we must “be the change we wish to see in the world.” Few of us take the opportunity to meet that challenge


Weekly “What is it?”: Creeping Beggarweed
Unable to walk, swim, or fly, plants have developed ingenious ways to reproduce and spread their seeds far and wide. Strategies for seed dispersal may include floating (like the mangrove), wind-driven/airborne movements like the dandelion, or


Bluefish of the Florida Panhandle
“Bluefish!” … “It’s just a school of bluefish!”  So yelled the lifeguard in Jaws II when Chief Brody mistaken a school of bluefish for the rogue great white shark that was plaguing the town.  He would not have been the first to mistake these large schools for a larger fish, particularly a predatory shark, but as some know, bluefish are quite predatory themselves


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    Weekly “What is it?”: Green roofs
    Most of us don’t think much about our roofs until there is a problem—a storm blows off shingles, causing a leak, necessitating a giant blue tarp to hold off the rain until we can get a contractor to replace the roof. But "a roof over your head” is one of those basic needs, perhaps only slightly less necessary for safety and survival than food and water


    Weekly “What is it?”: Kalamazoo Edition
    We launched our kayaks from the middle of downtown Plainwell, Michigan, a tiny suburb of Kalamazoo located along the Kalamazoo River. Once a watery highway for Native American tribes, the river name likely comes from an Algonquin word for “boiling water” due to the mild rapids along the river course