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UF/IFAS Extension
Martin County

Martin County Extension is under the Land Grant University system and the University of Florida in partnership with local government. Our mission: To provide research-based knowledge and educational programs enabling people to make practical decisions to improve their quality of life.

Contact

martin@ifas.ufl.edu
(772) 288-5654
2614 SE Dixie Hwy.
Stuart, FL 34996

Hours

Monday through Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
The Master Gardener Help Desk: Monday through Friday - times vary.

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Minor Wind and Rain, Storms Still Hurt Growers
In Martin County, Hurricane Dorian brought a potential for Category 5 storm force winds, rain, and storm surge.  Nursery, vegetable, aquaculture and other growers facing storms like Dorian must prepare for the worst

09/19/2019

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Welcome – Jennifer Pelham
Meet our new County Extension Director by Liz Southers Today I had the pleasure of interviewing Jennifer Pelham, the new director of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension Martin County. It was an exciting opportunity to talk with Jennifer because this position can be very challenging and rewarding

05/18/2018

4-H Friendships
Forming new Friendships As we move through life there is always the benefit for meeting new people, learning about different areas, forming new relationships regardless of locale - all opportunities that 4-H youth can experience when socializing with other 4-H youth outside our county or state. In April, Martin County 4-H youth had a wonderful experience meeting youth from Powell County, Kentucky

05/18/2018

UF Students Compete as Finalists in National Product Development Baking Competition
A team of University of Florida food science and human nutrition graduate students have been selected as one of three college groups to compete as finalists for the nation’s most prominent scholarship competition for students pursuing careers in food technology and science, baking and culinary arts. The students will compete in the final round of the American Society of Baking (ASBE) Product Development Competition on March 1, 2020 at

01/16/2020

Hurricane Preparation for Container Nurseries
For container nurseries, as with our homes, businesses, and other types of agricultural operations, good preparation can really make a difference for the better.  With Hurricane Dorian preparing to make landfall in Florida, here are some suggested hurricane readiness tasks for container nurseries

08/30/2019

Vibrio in Florida – Know the Facts!
Authors: Holly Abeels, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension; Gabby Barbarite, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, FL Atlantic University; Betty Staugler, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension; L Scott Jackson, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension Recent news headlines report another emergence of the bacteria Vibrio vulnificus and Vibrio parahaemolyticus. Recently, the term “flesh-eating bacteria” has been used to refer to

08/06/2019

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    4-H Friendships
    Forming new Friendships As we move through life there is always the benefit for meeting new people, learning about different areas, forming new relationships regardless of locale - all opportunities that 4-H youth can experience when socializing with other 4-H youth outside our county or state. In April, Martin County 4-H youth had a wonderful experience meeting youth from Powell County, Kentucky

    05/18/2018

    4-H Resolution
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    01/11/2018