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UF/IFAS Extension
Lafayette County

Lafayette is a small rural county in the Big Bend of Florida. UF/IFAS Extension is a partnership between state, federal, and county governments to provide scientific knowledge and expertise to the public.

Contact

jessjohnson@ufl.edu
(386)294-1279
176 SW Community Circle
Mayo, Florida 32066

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm
Closed from 12pm - 1pm for Lunch

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Making Use of That Fall Pumpkin
With Halloween and Thanksgiving behind us, it's time to clear out those fall decorations in order to make room for Christmas trees, lights, and gingerbread houses.  But think again before tossing out that big orange pumpkin! Especially if it's that special pumpkin that one of the kids picked out and has decorated or dressed up

11/26/2019

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Dine-In Day: Celebrate Healthy Family Mealtime
When was the last time you and your family sat down and ate dinner together?  Over the years, a "family meal" has changed definition.  With busy schedules and more mothers working, sometimes it is hard to find the time to actually have a meal together

11/14/2017

Poinsettia: The Christmas Plant
What plant comes to mind when you think of Christmas?  Most people might say a Christmas tree or mistletoe, but there is another plant that represents Christmas, the poinsettia.  Most people might not know the story of the poinsettia and how it was brought into Christmas

12/05/2018

CALS Graduating Student Profile: Marlena Moore
Marlena Moore always wanted to be a part of agriculture. With an affinity for numbers, majoring in food and resource economics was a perfect fit

12/11/2019

Coping With Back-to-School Anxiety
As everyone is wrapping up their summer vacation, reality is setting in for kids that a new school year is quickly approaching. For some, it’s a time of excitement and enthusiasm because they will be seeing old friends, making new ones and taking on new challenges

07/22/2019

2018 Rainfall in Lafayette County
Florida's climate is characterized by wet and dry seasons with rain predominantly occurring between the months of June through October.  The average amount of rain for Lafayette County is 55-56 inches per year

01/23/2019

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    Poinsettia: The Christmas Plant
    What plant comes to mind when you think of Christmas?  Most people might say a Christmas tree or mistletoe, but there is another plant that represents Christmas, the poinsettia.  Most people might not know the story of the poinsettia and how it was brought into Christmas

    12/05/2018

    White Gold-Cotton
    In 2018 Florida farmers planted over 115, 000 acres of cotton with over 5,000 acres in the Suwannee Valley area.  Cotton production has a long history in our area and we are seeing renewed interest in this crop

    11/05/2018