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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.

(305) 248-3311
18710 SW 288th Street
Homestead, FL 33030


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

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Meet Ana González, 4-H Healthy Living Program Assistant
My name is Ana María González; I was born and raised on the island of Puerto Rico. I enjoyed a vibrant childhood filled with the warmth of my tight-knit family and the rich cultural heritage of my homeland


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‘Near Normal’ Hurricane Season Means Take All Precautions
The 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1. Are you ready? The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting a "near normal" Atlantic Hurricane Season this year


May 15: Miami-Dade’s Annual Fertilizer Ordinance Goes Into Effect
What is the ordinance? In 2021, Miami-Dade County joined other municipalities in our state by enacting a fertilizer ordinance. This ordinance prohibits the use of any fertilizers containing nitrogen and phosphorus from being applied during the rainy season, which takes place every year from May 15-October 31


2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season
Another year brings another hurricane season! Remember, hurricane season runs from June 1st to November 31st, six long months.   What is the difference between this season and the last one? Good news! Colorado State University (CSU) hurricane researchers are predicting a slightly below-average Atlantic hurricane season in 2023


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    The 2023 Sargassum “blob:” dispelling myths
    Over the course of the last month or so, talk of the sargassum “blob” has dominated local and national news headlines, and has even made it into pop culture television like The Daily Show. With all of the attention the “blob” is getting, it is important to understand just what is being discussed and what we can expect in south Florida over the coming months


    Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures
    On April 18th, we celebrated World Heritage Day. This year's theme, "Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures," focused on recognizing and respecting the varied histories of peoples heritage to create a more inclusive future