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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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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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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

Coconut Oil: Friend or Foe?
Do you use coconut oil, coconut flour, or shredded coconut in the dishes you prepare at home? Is the consumption of coconut healthy as long as it is in moderation? There are many claims on social media and from health professionals that there are health benefits, but how true are their statements? In fact, it is becoming increasingly popular.

07/05/2018

Eight Months Later, Reflecting on Hurricane Michael and UF/IFAS Extension’s Role in Recovery
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- As each June brings a new hurricane season, the people of Florida begin to ready themselves for any storm that may target the state’s shorelines

06/13/2019

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

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    Coconut Oil: Friend or Foe?
    Do you use coconut oil, coconut flour, or shredded coconut in the dishes you prepare at home? Is the consumption of coconut healthy as long as it is in moderation? There are many claims on social media and from health professionals that there are health benefits, but how true are their statements? In fact, it is becoming increasingly popular.

    07/05/2018

    Lafayette 4-H Members Participate in 2018 Suwannee Valley Youth Show
    Lafayette 4-H Club was well represented at the recent Suwannee Valley Youth Livestock Show and Sale at the 103rd Suwannee County Fair in Live Oak. Lafayette 4-H Hog Exhibitors Members showing hogs included : Gavin Barnes, Kiley Beach, Carra Clark, Avery-Beth Crocker, Peyton Ditter, Molly Hamlin,

    04/30/2018