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UF/IFAS Extension
Lee County

Our mission is to respond to Lee County issues and needs through customized education and training in agriculture & natural resources, horticulture, 4-H youth development, marine education, Florida yards and neighborhoods, and family and consumer sciences.

Contact

lee@ifas.ufl.edu
(239) 533-7500
3410 Palm Beach Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33916

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Selling Honey Under Florida’s Cottage Food Law
What is the buzz around Florida’s Cottage Food law? Are you a Florida beekeeper and interested in selling your honey under cottage food law, but uncertain of the rules and regulations? Beekeepers are permitted to sell raw honey as a cottage food product as long as the beekeeper harvests the honey from the hives and then packages and sells the product themselves. Beekeepers operating as a cottage food operator require no license or permit

09/17/2018

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Event: Budget Clinic for Money Management
This FREE Budget Clinic will provide you with the tools to better manage your money. Participants will receive a UF/IFAS Extension Money Management Calendar

01/02/2018

How to: Demystify Florida’s Food Safety Regulating Agencies
Interested in starting a new food related business in Lee County but confused as to what regulatory agency regulates what in Florida? There are three main agencies that regulate food establishments in Florida: the Department of Health, the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Department of Health (DOH) regulates civic and fraternal organizations,

12/08/2017

Peanut Butter Challenge Fights Hunger, One Jar at a Time
We hear a lot about hunger. You’ve no doubt seen public service announcements on television, asking you to give to charitable organizations to help feed people

10/04/2018

Fact Sheet: Handling the Fish You Catch
One of the joys of fishing is eating the fish you catch, but you may find your catch doesn't taste as fresh as expected. Fish must be handled properly or they will spoil quickly

05/23/2018

Q and A: What is Lee County Extension’s 2018 Holiday Schedule?
A: Lee County Extension will be closed in observance of the following Federal Holidays Monday Jan 1 2018 New Years Day Monday Jan 15 2018 Martin Luther King Jr Day Monday May 28, 2018 Memorial Day Wednesday July 4, 2018 Independence Day Monday Sept. 3, 2018 Labor Day Monday Nov

01/01/2018

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    How to: Demystify Florida’s Food Safety Regulating Agencies
    Interested in starting a new food related business in Lee County but confused as to what regulatory agency regulates what in Florida? There are three main agencies that regulate food establishments in Florida: the Department of Health, the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Department of Health (DOH) regulates civic and fraternal organizations,

    12/08/2017