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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.

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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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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

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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

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

Feeling cooped up in quarantine? UF releases new guide to raising backyard chickens
In the early days of the pandemic, as bare grocery store shelves prompted concerns about the food supply, many became interested in producing more of their food at home. Some flocked to local agricultural feed stores in search of baby chicks that would grow up to produce eggs fresh from the backyard

07/09/2020

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

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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    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