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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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Helping Your Child Have Success as a Virtual Student
More than likely, if you are the parent of a school age child, you have been introduced to online learning in 2020. While having its benefits, online learning can certainly present its challenges

09/17/2020

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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

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

Home-grown lettuce for the holidays
Set it and forget it…until the holidays. UF/IFAS Extension will teach you how to grow greens just in time to serve at your holiday meal

11/18/2020

Plan Time for Kids Outdoor Activity
As family’s daily routines have been turned upside down due to the COVID19 Virus and stay at home mandates, it may be a great time to rethink some of your child’s daily schedule and play habits.  It’s pretty obvious that todays technology has had a significant impact on children’s lifestyle, one of which is the amount of time spent outdoors

04/15/2020

Container Gardening with Kids
When trying to find the perfect outdoor activity for children, consider container gardening.  There are many benefits to kids gardening from the educational to the physical benefits

04/14/2020

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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

    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