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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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Under the Citrus Tree: Special Hurricane Dorian Edition
Special Hurricane Dorian Edition Greetings from the Extension Office! As Hurricane Dorian is stalled over the Bahamas, I wanted to send you some things that may help you before and after the storm. Please save this email for easy reference should you need it

09/02/2019

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Garden Festival is replacing the Master Gardener Plant Sale
Garden Festival and Plant Sale They say time flies while you're having fun. This may explain why the Garden Festival feels like it is coming so quickly

08/07/2018

Winter’s great for planting tomatoes.
A growing mecca Some northerners, (from Georgia north!) don't understand Florida's vegetable growing season. Northern states are, after all, used to producing vegetables all summer

12/21/2018

UF/IFAS Experts Help Farmers Cope with Mental Stress
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla --- When some people think of a farmer, they conjure an image of a stoic, tough-as-nails figure – one who can cope with any hardship

10/03/2019

Beekeeping, not just a hobby.
The incredible honey bee There is nothing quite like a the honey bee. They are one of natures great pollinators

08/27/2019

Honey Bees, are in the air!
The business of bees Honey Bees are everywhere in Highlands County. It's that time of year when the bees are busy making honey

04/02/2019

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    Winter’s great for planting tomatoes.
    A growing mecca Some northerners, (from Georgia north!) don't understand Florida's vegetable growing season. Northern states are, after all, used to producing vegetables all summer

    12/21/2018

    Florida’s Weather is right for growing vegetables
    Florida grows great vegetables Florida's great for growing vegetables, really it is. We rank second only behind California for vegetable production in the US

    07/26/2018