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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

A Boost for Hernando County’s Scallop Season
Over the last year, a team of volunteers worked hard to help give the bay scallop population off Hernando's coast a much-needed boost. These volunteers go by the name of "Scallop Sitters

07/27/2021

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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    Take-all root rot, whether you like it or not!
    If you have had issues with declining turf during the Summer and early Fall, it could be take-all!  Take-all root rot loves to come out to play in the hot, wet Florida Summers and early Fall. Take-all root rot is a disease that is naturally present on the roots of warm season turf, so that means it is probably chillin’ in your Florida yard right now

    07/30/2021

    Medicare Webinars
    Live, Interactive, online classes 12:00 p.m

    07/29/2021