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UF/IFAS Extension
Highlands 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

highlands@ifas.ufl.edu
(863) 402-6540
4509 George Blvd.
Sebring, FL 33875

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Fruit trees in your Florida Dooryard
The aloof Florida spring Whew! Spring has been kind to us this year. Instead of the usual week of spring, we must have enjoyed around ten days

05/25/2021

What's Going on in Florida

Growing Florida Vegetables
Florida vegetables Maybe you are new to Florida and love to vegetable garden? Where you used to live, vegetable grew all summer and thrived, but you now live in Florida. Don't fret, Florida is a giant producer of commercial vegetable and there's no reason you can't grow them in your own garden

07/13/2021

Learn more about Florida Red Tide on Nature Knowledge
It's that time of year when "red tide" often becomes a concern for coastal ecosystems in Florida.  In August 2020, the Nature Knowledge program hosted Dr

07/13/2021

Being Florida-Friendly™
Water, water, everywhere We are in Florida after all. Who would believe we could run out of water? It seems the sunshine state is practically surrounded by water and inland, the fresh water springs and lakes seem abundant

04/30/2021

Growing food in your landscape
Don't go hungry Food glorious food. It grows on trees

02/25/2021

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    Plants Improve Indoor Air Quality
    Whether you are returning to an office building or establishing a home office, you may wonder about the quality of the air inside your space. Plants are nature’s air filter

    07/23/2021

    Back to School Tips
    Already the store isles are loaded with back-to-school supplies, backpacks, and lunch boxes. As summer nears an end, parents are starting to stock up on back-to-school items in hopes of avoiding the mad rush

    07/23/2021