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UF/IFAS Extension
Levy County

UF/IFAS Extension Levy County educates the people of Levy County in the areas of agriculture, livestock, horticulture and 4-H youth development. It is a partnership between the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and the Levy County government.

(352) 486-5131
625 N Hathaway Ave
Bronson, FL 32621


Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Join the discussion about the Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve
Florida's newest Aquatic Preserve, the Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve (NCAP), is about to reach an important milestone. Since designation in 2020, managers and staff at Florida's Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) have worked hard to get the NCAP off to a great


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FREE Tomato, Sweet Pepper and Corn Seed from UNITY Gardens Initiative
Floridians may pick up free vegetable starter seed packets beginning Monday, May 9th.  While supplies last, pick up seed at Levy County Extension Center, 625 North Hathaway Avenue, Bronson or from one of the 59 participating University of Florida IFAS Extension offices


This Hurricane Season, Be Prepared for Anything
The 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1. Are you ready? Maybe you think you’re ready—you’ve got some bottled water and canned goods to last a few days


Growing a Green Thumb; Water is a Limiting Factor
"Gardening requires lots of water - most of it in the form of perspiration."   ~ Lou Erickson Florida’s winter and spring tend to be drier months


Arbor Day Program
Joseph MacKenzie, Levy County Forester and Barbara L. Edmonds, Horticulture PA, UF/IFAS Extension Levy County collaborated with Jennifer Bray, Assistant Principal, Bronson Middle-High School during an Arbor Day 2022 program


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    Growing a Green Thumb; Soil Preparation
    A bit of garden wit, ascribed to Dave Barry, “your first job is to prepare the soil.  The best tool for this is your neighbor's motorized garden tiller


    New guided tours help you follow the Big Bend Shellfish Trail
    Big Bend Shellfish Trail Florida's Big Bend is one of the last places in Florida with wide swaths of undeveloped coastline. Here, natural shorelines mix with abundant wildlife and clean water to produce amazing visitor experiences