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UF/IFAS Extension
Jefferson County

The Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service conducts research-based educational programs in agriculture, horticulture, family and consumer sciences, marine interest, and 4-H youth development. Programs are designed to meet various age groups, economic levels and social situations.


John Lilly
(850) 342-0187
2729 W Washington Hwy
Monticello, FL 32344


Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Let’s Walk, Florida!
Looking to get a little healthier this year? Maybe that was your New Year’s resolution… well, we made it a little easier to get out there and get some exercise in this year! During this 6-week program, you’ll receive weekly Health eGuides and be able to form a supportive community to encourage a positive lifestyle change. Just 30 minutes a day to improve your health! Plus, who doesn’t like to compete to win a lil’


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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”


Enjoy Seasonal Strawberries
National Strawberry Month is celebrated during the month of May. It’s a good time to think about eating, growing, picking, serving and storing delicious and sweet strawberries


National Nutrition Month: FRE faculty member Dr. Di Fang works to bridge the gap between food, health, and the environment through applied agricultural economics.
Sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in the United States, National Nutrition Month is celebrated annually in March. Dr


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    Cellular Agriculture: A Step Toward Sustainable Seafood Production
    Welcome back to our series FSHN Research Journeys, which follows the research of graduate students in the Food Science and Human Nutrition program at The University of Florida. Today's guest is Rose Omidvar, a first-year graduate student


    Florida Land Steward Update, March 24, 2023
    THANKS ALL WHO JOINED US FOR OUR FOREST RESLILENCE, HURRICANE PREPARATION AND RECOVERY TOURS IN NORTHWEST FLORIDA Thanks everyone who joined us for our Florida Land Steward tours up in northwest Florida this month. These tours; on March 9 at Blackwater River State Forest and yesterday, March 23 at the properties of Chris Jones, Tom Flowers, and Mickey Parker in Escambia County; focused on many forest resilience and hurricane