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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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Growing equals knowing.
Who's growing your food? It is important to many consumers to know who is growing thier food. The country or state of origin may impact the freshness of your produce

01/05/2022

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

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

01/04/2022

Prepping for the Fair
Many of our 4-H youth have been working are tending to their animals, getting them ready for the upcoming Highlands County Fair. As you continue to make show preparations, it's important to remember your deadlines

12/21/2021

4-H Holiday Bakeoff
The 4-H year is in full swing and the holiday season is upon us. That means that we are gearing up for our annual holiday contest, the Highlands County 4-H Holiday Bakeoff

11/29/2021

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    4-H Dress
    Last week we celebrated National 4-H Week by completing community service projects and displaying our 4-H pride. From green t-shirts, hats, and more, youth have been displaying their love for 4-H around the community throughout the week

    10/15/2021

    Easy tips for propagating plants
    Plant Collectors Many gardeners love to collect plants. Many of you have pinched stems off a plant when no one was looking! You know who you are! My Mother was one of those people

    09/16/2021