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UF/IFAS Extension
Lake County

UF/IFAS Extension Lake County is a partnership between State, Federal, and Lake County government for the purpose of providing scientific knowledge and expertise to the public.

1951 Woodlea Rd.
Tavares, FL 32778


Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm (Office Hours)
9am - 4pm (Discovery Garden)

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Bean Power
Beans may not have the mouthwatering appeal as other food choices, but do you know the power that beans have on your nutrition and health? Beans are a source of protein and that is fuel for our muscles to stay strong. They are also considered a starchy vegetable as they contain more carbohydrate then other vegetables


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Fall Food Drives: Improving Health and Feeding Families
The availability of a person’s next meal or just food, in general, can vary due to access, availability, and income. This may occur for a short period or longer which can result in a lack of the nutrition bodies need to prevent health consequences


4-H Leg: 50 Years of Giving Youth a Voice in Government
There’s a famous quote, often attributed to Mahatma Gandhi, that we must “be the change we wish to see in the world.” Few of us take the opportunity to meet that challenge


Learning and Living from a County Fair
Showing livestock at the county fair has been a tradition for over 100 years in Lake County. The hard work and dedication that goes into preparing for the fair have taught youth valuable life lessons


Lake County 4-H Summer Camps
Summer is coming so it is time for many families to make plans, including summer camps. Summer day camps can be an ideal setting to keep kids active, engaged, and learning over the summer


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    Pantry Health: How Does Your Pantry Stack Up?
    The food in your pantry can be used for meals, snacks, for a crowd, or even for 1 or 2. The size of your pantry may range from a cabinet or two to a full-size closet


    Enhancing Your Scholarly Works Series – Tips That Can Help You Publish
    In a 2021 in-service-training, Scholarship in Extension 2.0 Virtual Workshop, the Central District Regional Specialized Agents (RSAs) and Associate District Extension Director (DED) reviewed program development implementation and evaluation, as well as the need for a “diversified scholarship portfolio” (Adams, et al, 2005)