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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.

176 SW Community Circle
Mayo, Florida 32066


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

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Gardening Increases Self-Confidence in Youth
Confidence plays a crucial role in youth development.  Kids with low self-confidence are more likely to drop out of school, experience depression, succumb to peer pressure and not have friends


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2018 Annual Farm Judging Competition
Since 1993, the Lafayette County Extension Office has hosted a Farm Judging and Farm Manager Contest.  Over the 26 years, over 5,000 youth have participated


A Boost for Hernando County’s Scallop Season
Over the last year, a team of volunteers worked hard to help give the bay scallop population off Hernando's coast a much-needed boost. These volunteers go by the name of "Scallop Sitters


Gardening Teaches Youth Responsibility
Trying to teach youth to be more responsible can be very frustrating.  Taking out the trash or cleaning their bedroom often leads to procrastinating and arguing


Gardening Helps Reduce Stress and Anxiety in Youth
Gardening can make a great impact on the mental health of youth. There are many ways to get youth interested and involved in gardening! Gardening's Impact of Youths Mental Health


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    Hurricane Preparedeness for Citrus Groves
    Its that time of year again. Hurricane Season, and with it comes lots of wind and rain


    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