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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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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


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


NFREC Quincy—100 Years of Service and Adaptation
It was the summer of 1978. I had just graduated with a BS degree in Agronomy from the Ohio State University


4-H Culinary Arts Events
Do you have a child that likes to cook?  Highlands County 4-H offers several events that allow youth to get in the kitchen to practice their culinary skills. We even have a special event for parents/guardians to participate in with their youth


4-H Open Enrollment
4-H Open Enrollment, Now Available! When most people think about 4-H, they think "plows, cows, and sows", but the truth is 4-H is so much more. 4-H is a youth development organization that focuses on teaching youth critical life skills


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    Downstream of COVID-19
    As a UF/IFAS extension agent I, like all my extension colleagues, receive a lot of resources about the state of the current COVID-19 pandemic. However, as someone who specializes in water resources, I couldn’t envision how COVID-19 would impact those areas where I spend most of my working hours – water quality and harmful algal blooms


    Beekeeping, a Worthy Endeavor
      Protecting the bees Everyone is worried about the bees. Since colony collapse started being recognized as an issue in the 2007, the word is out that bees may be in trouble