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UF/IFAS Extension
Monroe County

The Monroe County Extension Office is dedicated toward serving Monroe County by providing objective information to individuals, businesses, and agencies for better decision making and by creating programs and services that provide learning opportunities that empower people to improve their lives.

(305) 292-4501
1100 Simonton St. Ste. 2-260
Key West, FL 33040


Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Take a Boater Safety Course Today!
In March 2022, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced Florida has reached the threshold of 1 million registered recreational boats!  If you add in the number of commercial boats for charters, flats guides, trap fishers, and pleasure cruises, that equals tons and tons of boats out on the water!  Everyone needs a driver’s license to drive a car legally, but unbelievably, there is very little required to operate a.


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It’s Census Time, Do it Online!
Census 2020 – Complete the Count! It’s finally here and UF/IFAS Extension has an important role to support a complete count in this year’s census. Census funds are important to Monroe County to support infrastructure (roads, bridges, schools), SNAP, Head Start, grants for mental health services, and so much more! Did you know that Extension is funded by the USDA and we help communities in every state and almost every county


Extension’s 108th Anniversary
This Sunday is Mother’s Day. It’s also the 108th anniversary of an obscure piece of legislation that might also play an important role in your life


Incredible Edible Landscaping
Food for the taking Have you ever eaten a pine tree? Many parts are edible. Those supposedly were the famous words of world-renowned food forager, Euell Gibbons, on a grape-nuts commercial in the ’70s


Increased political support for One Health
The last two years have seen political transformations in One Health. These political commitments at different levels, along with the evidence of the interconnections between humans, plants, animals, and the environment that the pandemic has brought, will hopefully thrust One Health forward in governments’ agendas


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    Pantry Health: How Does Your Pantry Stack Up?
    The food in your pantry can be used for meals, snacks, for a crowd, or even for 1 or 2. The size of your pantry may range from a cabinet or two to a full-size closet


    Hark! Hurricane Season Approaches
    Ah, warm weather. Stunning biodiversity