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UF/IFAS Extension
Hendry County

Serving the residents and agricultural community of Hendry County with up to date information, modern technology and innovative solutions for rural living and production oriented agriculture.

1085 Pratt Boulevard
LaBelle, FL 33935


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Ways to Save: Grow Seasonal ‘Smarts’ For Your Vegetable Garden
Do you have a spring planting habit? If you are interested in growing food crops in your Florida garden it is very important to keep your seasons in mind when selecting what you will plant. I may break your heart when I tell you that now is not the time to buy the beautiful beefsteak tomato plant, even if it seems to be calling your name from across the aisle at the box store


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National Ag Day: Growing a Climate for Tomorrow
March 21st is National Agriculture Day, a time to recognize and celebrate the men and women who produce our food, fuel and fiber. Now celebrating its 50th Anniversary, the theme for this year’s Ag Day is “Growing a Climate for Tomorrow”


Florida Land Steward Update, March 31, 2023
TAX TIPS FOR FOREST LANDOWNERS IN THE 2022 TAX YEAR Tax day approaches. Have any harvests or other management activities taken place on your land this year? Many forestry activities we conduct can have tax implications


April is Water Conservation Month
By Doris Heitzmann, Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ (FFL) Program Manager As we are headed towards the dry season, with April being one of our driest months, we are reminded that some easy steps before and during the dry season can keep your landscape healthy. Remember, more than half of all residential water is


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    Gulf of Mexico Climate and Resilience Community of Practice annual meeting coming to Florida
    Are you working on Climate Change related issues? Do you know the latest tools to assess how resilient your community is? Would like to learn how communities around the Gulf of Mexico are doing about climate change? Please join us at this year’s annual meeting of the Gulf of Mexico Climate & Resilience Community of.


    Is Financial Stress Making you Anxious?
    Financial stress can come about from being in debt, low earnings, the expense of raising kids, or even being married to someone who mismanages money. Reducing your financial concerns will allow you to focus on essential areas and relax, knowing you have a plan to handle your financial situation