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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

marion@ifas.ufl.edu
(352) 671-8400
2232 NE Jacksonville Rd
Ocala, FL 34470

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Water Quality Series: Metals
What are they and where do they come from? Metals are substances naturally found in the earth’s crust. Humans have used them extensively throughout history

06/07/2022

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Marion County Agriculture Hall of Fame Recognition
As a part of Farm City Week Marion County Extension honors individuals from our Community for their contributions to Agriculture. Since its inception in 2003 Marion County has recognized thirty-four men and women for their place in Marion County’s agricultural history

06/15/2021

4-H Leg: 50 Years of Giving Youth a Voice in Government
There’s a famous quote, often attributed to Mahatma Gandhi, that we must “be the change we wish to see in the world.” Few of us take the opportunity to meet that challenge

06/20/2022

Saturated Fats, Trans Fats and your Heart
Saturated Fats, Trans Fats and your Heart Reading time: ~ 5 minutes What are saturated fats? Saturated fats are solid at room temperature and are primarily found in larger quantities in animal foods and some plant foods like coconut oil, palm, and palm kernel oil. Excess consumption can increase "bad" LDL cholesterol in your blood, one of the risk factors for developing atherosclerosis (hardening) of your

06/06/2022

WATER WEDNESDAY RECAP – HOW CAN I BE A GOOD STORMWATER NEIGHBOR?
Florida is known as the Sunshine State. In fact, it rains a lot here

04/26/2022

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    Enhancing Your Scholarly Works Series – Tips That Can Help You Publish
    In a 2021 in-service-training, Scholarship in Extension 2.0 Virtual Workshop, the Central District Regional Specialized Agents (RSAs) and Associate District Extension Director (DED) reviewed program development implementation and evaluation, as well as the need for a “diversified scholarship portfolio” (Adams, et al, 2005)

    04/25/2022

    Lovely Loropetalums
    This has been a spectacular year for loropetalums (Loropetalum chinensis) around North Central Florida. The mildly sweet-smelling, pink fringed flowers give this plant its common name, Chinese fringe flower

    03/04/2022