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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.

(352) 671-8400
2232 NE Jacksonville Rd
Ocala, FL 34470


Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Building a Balanced Thanksgiving Plate
Holiday season is approaching, as well as typical New Year’s resolutions for losing weight and improving health. Many of us will gather with family and friends and be surrounded by a lot of food


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This Thanksgiving, Thank a Farmer
This Thanksgiving Day, families and friends across the country will gather to show gratitude for our good fortune by sitting down together over a meal. Not just any meal, but a proper feast, with multiple courses, side dishes, appetizers and desserts


Eating Healthfully and on a Budget in a Time of Inflation
Food is the third highest expenditure for the typical U.S


How to keep food safe during power outages
During hurricane season, it is essential to take the correct precautions regarding food safety to prevent foodborne illnesses. Besides hurricanes, tropical storms can also cause power outages for an undetermined time


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    Happy Halloweeding: Lantana
    We're ending our Happy Halloweeding series with one of the spookiest invasive weeds of all - lantana. Lantana strigocamara (also know as Lantana camara) is listed by the Global Invasive Species Database as one of the worst invasive species in the world and is documented in 60


    Happy Halloweeding: Air Potato
        Air potato vine, like the villainous Queen of Hearts, strangles everything in its wake in smothering hearts. It is this week's invasive halloweed