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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 Blame the Salt Shaker
Many Americans consume too much dietary sodium.  This can increase their blood pressure leading to hypertension, heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and blindness

07/26/2019

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Produce Safety Class
Everyone is concerned about produce safety. The need to understand and work to reduce the risks of microbial contamination of produce should be important to all farms

08/20/2019

Hurricane Preparations
As residents of Florida, we know there is a chance each year we could experience the discomforts associated with the aftermath of hurricane winds and it is important to be prepared. Having lived in Florida for over 30 years and in Ocala for 23 years I have experienced four hurricanes that caused some level of disruption in my daily routine

07/01/2019

With UF/IFAS Extension, It’s Always Time to Learn
It’s August, and the long, hot days of summer are slowly beginning to wane. At the retail stores, beach balls and pool noodles are losing shelf space to notebooks and backpacks

08/08/2019

What Happens When You Get Too Much Dietary Phosphorus?
Phosphorus is an essential mineral necessary for bone formation and repair as well as teeth formation.  It also serves to promote normal muscle and nerve function, regulate heartbeat, support growth and repair of cells and tissues, store and use energy from food, and maintain normal kidney function

07/16/2019

Economic Impact of the Florida Horse Industry
Marion County is notably the Horse Capital of The World, and even as a state, Florida is ranked among the highest in terms of equine numbers. Check out the economic impact of the equine industry in Florida

07/02/2019

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    Hurricane Preparations
    As residents of Florida, we know there is a chance each year we could experience the discomforts associated with the aftermath of hurricane winds and it is important to be prepared. Having lived in Florida for over 30 years and in Ocala for 23 years I have experienced four hurricanes that caused some level of disruption in my daily routine

    07/01/2019

    Do You Have an Emergency Supply of Drinking Water?
    An adequate supply of clean drinking water is an absolute priority during any emergency.  A normally active person needs at least one gallon of drinking water daily

    06/22/2019