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UF/IFAS Extension
Leon County

UF/IFAS Leon Extension is a federal, state, and county partnership throughout Florida, with the mission to improve our lives by developing knowledge in agriculture, natural resources, and the life sciences and to make that knowledge accessible to sustain and enhance the quality of human life.

(850) 606-5200
615 Paul Russell Rd.
Tallahassee, FL 32301


Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Dinner Tonight – Easy Pork Chili
Click here for the recipe and quick video link! --->  Pork Chili Video Recipe.


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COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension
Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office or view the local update page for the most up to date information on your


Cool Off with these UF/IFAS Extension Podcasts
I’m not gonna lie--it’s hot outside! Summer heat in Florida is more than a matter of comfort—it's a health and safety issue. If you want to limit your outdoor exposure, but still keep up on topics like gardening, nature watching, farming, beekeeping, or the latest in scientific research, podcasts are a great way to do that


FRE Faculty Member Di Fang explores impact of COVID-19 on food insecurity among SNAP program users through new research grant. 
Food and Resource Economics associate professor Di Fang will be using agricultural economic research to explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on food insecurity and nutritional outcomes for those using Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to purchase groceries for their homes.    “The goal of this study is to provide insight into food price increases and how they are affecting the affordability


Less Stigma and more coordination to fight Monkeypox
(Translation of op-ed published in Corriere Della Sera Aug 2nd, 2022) Despite the growing number of worrisome domestic and global issues, I must draw your attention to another issue that I am sure that you do not want to hear about: it is another disease. Even though you might not want to hear about it, I hope to convince you that this disease will give us a tough time if we do not intervene now


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    The Silk Floss Tree
    The Silk Floss Tree commands attention in every season. From a stunning floral display, to the trunk laden with menacing spines, to the palmate foliage, it is no wonder this rainforest tree has found a place in managed landscapes around the world! Silk Floss, Floss Silk, palo borracho aka drunken stick, toborochi are all names describing the same fabulous tree scientifically known as Ceiba speciosa


    On-Demand Class: Building Financial Stability
    University of Florida/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County offers the online class Building Financial Stability. This is an opportunity to learn basic strategies to achieve financial stability