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UF/IFAS Extension places the highest priority on the safety and health of our community members, staff and volunteers. As part of the phased opening of the office, for Phase 2 we are taking clients by appointment only, please call 352-343-4101 to schedule an appointment. We are also still here to serve you by phone or email and you can find information for programs and contact staff members on this web site.

 

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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. As part of Lake County's commitment to public health and safety the office and gardens will start limited opening June 1.

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lake@ifas.ufl.edu
(352)-343-4101
1951 Woodlea Rd.
Tavares, FL 32778

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Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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