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UF/IFAS Extension
Hardee County

The Cooperative Extension Service is nationwide and was established by the Smith-Lever Act of 1914. It is a partnership between state land grant universities, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the county governments throughout the nation.

(863) 773 - 2164
507 Civic Center Drive
Wauchula, FL 33873


Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Feeding Beef Females: Ensuring that no cow is left behind
Winter months can be tricky when it comes to feeding your pregnant or lactating beef cows in Florida. The changing day length, and weather patterns limit grazing options in farms that rely on summer perennial grasses


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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


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


UF Social Media Committee Soup Blitz – #NationalSoupDay February 4, 2022
The UF Social Media Committee Soup Blitz #NationalSoupDay will be on February 4, 2022.  During this event, colleagues interested in participating can use social media on February 4, 2022 to push out soup nutrition, recipes, locally sourced meats and produce, etc


Comarco Eggplant Inhaled by Cows at Spring Ranch
When Tom Hoversen, co-owner of Comarco Products, graciously welcomed me into his facility, I was simply overwhelmed with the scale of production. I thought to myself “I must be dreaming


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    Helping Buyers and Sellers Connect During COVID-19 Disruptions to Florida Food Markets
    The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to Florida food markets. Sales of food products to restaurants and schools have fallen drastically


    Delicious and Nutritious Strawberries
    Strawberry shortcake or chocolate dipped strawberries is what usually comes to mind when we think about strawberries! They are not just used for desserts or entertaining! They can be used in salads, drinks, side dishes, salsas, appetizers, and main dishes. A half a cup of fresh strawberries provides 160 percent of the recommended dietary allowance of vitamin C for children ages 1 to 8