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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.

(863) 402-6540
4509 George Blvd.
Sebring, FL 33875


Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Grow citrus at home
Florida means citrus Florida is synonymous with citrus. No better juice-producing trees are grown in the world


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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”


2023 Water Ambassador Webinar Series
The Water Ambassador lunch and learn webinar series is back for 2023! Join UF/IFAS Extension for the Virtual Water Ambassador lunch and learn webinar series. The Water Ambassador Program is an educational partnership between Martin County and UF/IFAS Extension that unites and empowers residents who have an interest in protecting local waterways and giving back to their communities


Highlands County Ag Tours are back
Hidden gems Agriculture is Central Florida's largest industry. We are often known for the many citrus groves and cattle ranches that are the central agriculture vein throughout our county


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    Are you a keeper?
    By Amanda Johnson/ guest blogger Are you interested in learning about beekeeping and the important role that honey bees play in our ecosystem? Look no further! The Heartland Beekeepers Association is offering a Beginner Beekeeping Class for individuals who want to learn more about these fascinating creatures and how to properly care for them. By pollinating crops, honey bees play a crucial role in our ecosystem and sustainable


    Master Gardener Volunteers are planning their annual clearance plant sale
    By Master Gardener Volunteer/Guest Blogger, Mary Frances Meier The Highlands County Master Gardener Volunteers will offer a spring plant sale on Saturday, February 25, 2023, from 9:00 a.m