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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 from

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

Preserve Your Aging Brain with Food
Nan Jensen, Extension Agent When someone mentions the word “diet, often losing weight come to mind. While the MIND Diet doesn’t guarantee a 10 pound weight loss in the first week or two, it is recognized for its positive effects on the brain and slowing the cognitive decline often associated with aging

07/13/2017

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

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

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    Preserve Your Aging Brain with Food
    Nan Jensen, Extension Agent When someone mentions the word “diet, often losing weight come to mind. While the MIND Diet doesn’t guarantee a 10 pound weight loss in the first week or two, it is recognized for its positive effects on the brain and slowing the cognitive decline often associated with aging

    07/13/2017

    The Power of Green Design
    Development decisions influence our everyday lives much more than we think. These choices impact the economy, our commutes, our taxes, the environment, and even our health

    05/16/2017