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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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Raising Blue Ribbon Kids
Spring in the Suwannee Valley means it’s time for youth livestock shows.   The hard work of youth raising their steers, pigs and other livestock all leads up to that one week

03/16/2021

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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

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

New course on “Firescaping” begins June 9th; REGISTER now
This new FIRESCAPING course will help you prepare your community for wildfires! Every year hundreds to thousands of wildfires occur across Florida and the southeastern US, threatening both residents and their homes. Fortunately, there are actions residents can take, such as firescaping, to help reduce their wildfire risk

05/06/2021

Helping Youth Change Behaviors with New Year’s Resolutions
The start of a new year is a great opportunity to reflect upon not only the successes of the past year but also areas where behaviors need to be improved.  This is nothing new for adults, but it can also be a time for adolescents or younger youth to reflect on their behaviors as well

01/04/2021

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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    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