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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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The Superpowers of Protein
What are proteins made of and what makes them so powerful? Proteins are made of essential and non-essential amino acids. There are nine that your body can’t make and the only way we get them is from food sources, these are referred to as essential


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National Ag Day: Growing a Climate for Tomorrow
March 21st is National Agriculture Day, a time to recognize and celebrate the men and women who produce our food, fuel and fiber. Now celebrating its 50th Anniversary, the theme for this year’s Ag Day is “Growing a Climate for Tomorrow”


SMART Goals for Record Books
Goals can be an important aspect of life! Goals can be personal, occupational, or academic. As a 4-H'er completing record books, you are learning to set goals which is a great skill


Achieving Health with Fiber
It’s not anything new, we know we should have it as part of our daily eating pattern, but why? Fiber can keep our digestion on track, contribute to heart health, help us achieve a healthy weight, and prevent and manage many chronic diseases. Fiber can be found in fruits, vegetables, beans, peas, lentils, nuts, and whole grains


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    Steps for Obtaining a Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance Pesticide Applicator License
    If you maintain landscapes and plan to apply pesticides for hire around occupied buildings (homes or businesses), then you need a pesticide license through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS). With the Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance License (LCLM) you will be able to apply herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides that state "Caution" on the label on landscapes around buildings


    Egg-onomics of Keeping Backyard Chickens
    It’s no secret that the cost of eggs has risen dramatically in the past several months. What was once one of the lowest cost sources of animal protein has now become fodder for internet memes with people making hyperbolic comparisons between the cost of an egg and the cost of a diamond engagement ring! As a result, our office has noticed an uptick in the number of folks calling for information about keeping backyard hens