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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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Be on the Lookout: a potential new invasive species-Xenia soft corals
What is it? Coral reef scientists in the Caribbean recently released a paper cataloging the spread of a new invader in Venezuelan coral reefs:  an Indo-Pacific gorgonian or octocoral. This species, categorized as Unomia stolonifera is within the family Xeniidae and is dominating coral reef habitats off the Venezuelan coast


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National Ag Day: Growing a Climate for Tomorrow
March 21st is National Agriculture Day, a time to recognize and celebrate the men and women who produce our food, fuel and fiber. Now celebrating its 50th Anniversary, the theme for this year’s Ag Day is “Growing a Climate for Tomorrow”


Un Vistazo a la Fruta Tropical – Canistel
por Jeff Wasielewski, Laura Vásquez y Jonathan H. Crane Nombre común: Canistel Nombre botánico: Pouteria campechiana Familia: Sapotaceae Variedades recomendables: Fairchild #1, Oro, Trompo, Bruce Acerca de la fruta: La fruta es un color amarillo anaranjado brillante por fuera y por dentro


Un Vistazo a la Fruta Tropical – Mango
Por Jeff Wasielewski, Laura Vásquez y Jonathan H. Crane Nombre común: Mango Nombre botánico: Mangifera indica Familia: Anacardiacae Variedades recomendables: Angie, Orange Sherbet, Glenn, Nam Doc Mai, Rosigold y más Acerca de la fruta: El mango ha sido llamado el rey de las frutas


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    2023 Water Ambassador Webinar Series
    The Water Ambassador lunch and learn webinar series is back for 2023! Join UF/IFAS Extension for the Virtual Water Ambassador lunch and learn webinar series. The Water Ambassador Program is an educational partnership between Martin County and UF/IFAS Extension that unites and empowers residents who have an interest in protecting local waterways and giving back to their communities


    SoFlo 4-H Tailgate Competition
    Are you ready to become a grill master? Join Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Seminole Tribe 4-H for the inaugural SoFlo 4-H Tailgate Competition! The purpose of this contest is to teach youth the art of preparing beef, pork, poultry, and seafood in an outdoor setting. So, do you think you have what it takes? This event will be held on two dates, March 21st and May 6th, 2023 at