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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.

Contact

hardee@ifas.ufl.edu
(863) 773 - 2164
507 Civic Center Drive
Wauchula, FL 33873

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Getting the Brooder Ready Before the Chicks Arrive
Chick days are upon us, and before you take home a colony of chicks by impulse, take a moment to verify that you are ready to receive them. Below you will find some critical key points that are essential for the survival of your new feathered friends

02/17/2022

What's Going on in Florida

Celebrate LGBT Pride Month in June
LGBT Pride Month Background Why do people celebrate LGBT Pride month in June?  It is celebrated every June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in NYC.  If you live in South Florida like I do, you can visit the Stonewall National Museum and Archives in Fort Lauderdale to learn more about the Stonewall Uprising

05/27/2022

This Hurricane Season, Be Prepared for Anything
The 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1. Are you ready? Maybe you think you’re ready—you’ve got some bottled water and canned goods to last a few days

05/23/2022

Preparándonos para recibir los pollitos
La primavera marca un acontecimiento especial en áreas rurales de Florida: la llegada de los pollitos a las tiendas de productos agrícolas. Y antes de comprar bajo impulso deseamos discutir puntos importantes para que usted se prepare para recibir su nueva colonia de aves de corral

02/17/2022

Make it a tea garden
Southerners and sweet tea When I was a child we drank sweet tea. I didn't really know where it came from but it was sweet and that suited me just fine

05/27/2022

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    Breeding the Perfect Crops for Floridians
    Exploring alternative agricultural uses for your property can be challenging, especially when dealing with plant disease in crop and ornamental production. Often, we get calls from citizens that are acquiring or have acquired land and are unsure of what to do with it and contacting their local UF/IFAS Extension might seem like a logical first step in their quest to find the right fit for their situation

    07/08/2021

    Climate Council: Local Climate Stories
    Whether it is increasing temperatures, stronger and more frequent storms, sea level rise, coastal flooding or growing levels of asthma, all communities across the globe are dealing with the effects of climate change. However, the solutions and impacts of this global issue are not one size fits all and can look different in each area

    05/27/2022