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UF/IFAS Extension
Marion County

UF/IFAS Extension Marion County is a cooperation between the Marion County Board of County Commissioners and the University of Florida to deliver relevant, research-based education programs that result in healthy people, healthy environments and healthy economies.

Contact

extensionservice@marioncountyfl.org
(352) 671-8400
2232 NE Jacksonville Rd
Ocala, FL 34470

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Don’t Forget the Other End of the Greens – Beets
While people are exploring ways to eat more greens, many are overlooking the beet; the root vegetable attached to the leaves.  Beets are a great way to expand your vegetable choices and get the bonus of two vegetables in one

11/15/2018

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Sharing Wisdom: Matters of Health & Wealth
Sharing Wisdom: Matters of Health & Wealth An educational series that promises to put facts in your head and a smile on your face! Day: Mondays - 1:30 - 3:00.

09/07/2018

Have You Measured Your Waist Lately? You Could Have Abdominal Obesity …
What Does Waist Measurement Have To Do With Your Health? Waist circumference and body mass index (BMI) are two screening measurements used to assess body weight as it relates to disease risk.  Excess body fat increases risk of developing weight-related diseases such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease

10/15/2018

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

Have You Been Diagnosed with Metabolic Syndrome?
Approximately 47 million adult Americans have metabolic syndrome. It is a serious health condition characterized as a group of risk factors that can increase your chance of developing cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and stroke

11/01/2018

Collection Agencies Have to Play by the Rules
Fair Debt Collection Practices Act All too often, collection agencies are aggressive about how they go after monies owed to their clients.  When a debt collector contacts you, they are required to treat you fairly and without harassment

10/25/2018

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    Have You Measured Your Waist Lately? You Could Have Abdominal Obesity …
    What Does Waist Measurement Have To Do With Your Health? Waist circumference and body mass index (BMI) are two screening measurements used to assess body weight as it relates to disease risk.  Excess body fat increases risk of developing weight-related diseases such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease

    10/15/2018

    What’s the Connection between Vitamin A and Beta-Carotene?
    Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin essential for normal vision, especially in the dark.  It is also important for immune function, reproduction and cell growth for proper development and maintenance of our skin and internal organs

    10/01/2018