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UF/IFAS Extension
Miami-Dade County

The UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County is the liaison between research conducted by scientists at the University of Florida and other universities and our local community.

Contact

dade@ifas.ufl.edu
(305) 248-3311
18710 SW 288th Street
Homestead, FL 33030

Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00AM - 5:00PM

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The Carambola—A Fruit of Plenty
The carambola, Averrhoa carambola, is an easily managed tropical fruit tree that can often push out two full crops of fruit per year without skipping a beat. The two crops usually come between the months of June through February

01/09/2020

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Hurricanes and nursery crops
There is a relation between hurricanes, nursery crops and economy in south Florida. Miami-Dade County is the number #1 producer in ornamental plants that you may see in every office, house or landscape in the US

09/06/2017

Meet our Spring Volunteer: Manuel Ponce
Manuel, is a shy but diligent young person, who approached me to work as a volunteer within the UF/IFAS Extension Program I conduct in Miami-Dade County for commercial ornamental clientele. I still remember one of his emails quoting: I am available any hour from any day Ms

04/11/2018

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 Dorian & Plant Nursery Checklist
According to National Weather Service, Hurricane Dorian is forecast to be a major hurricane as it approaches the Florida peninsula Landfall remains likely along East Central and/or Southeast Florida coast Forecast movement has slowed, with an increasing likelihood of a prolonged period of hazardous weather conditions that could last for a couple of days The risk of devastating hurricane-force winds, life-threatening storm surge and.

08/30/2019

Ready Player One – How do you Escape?
Author: Kimber Sarver, 4-H Extension Agent Without giving away the plot, Ready Player Oneis about escaping into a virtual world called The Oasis. This virtual world is limited only by your imagination

04/12/2018

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    Meet our Spring Volunteer: Manuel Ponce
    Manuel, is a shy but diligent young person, who approached me to work as a volunteer within the UF/IFAS Extension Program I conduct in Miami-Dade County for commercial ornamental clientele. I still remember one of his emails quoting: I am available any hour from any day Ms

    04/11/2018

    Have you made time for yourself?
    By: Kimber Sarver. 4-H Extension Agent

    01/25/2018