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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.

Contact

monroe@ifas.ufl.edu
(305) 292-4501
1100 Simonton St. Ste. 2-260
Key West, FL 33040

Hours

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.

04/19/2022

What's Going on in Florida

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

04/15/2020

4-H Leg: 50 Years of Giving Youth a Voice in Government
There’s a famous quote, often attributed to Mahatma Gandhi, that we must “be the change we wish to see in the world.” Few of us take the opportunity to meet that challenge

06/20/2022

Get Health Benefits this Summer! Focus on Fruits and Vegetables 
Want to get healthier this summer? As part of an overall healthy diet, eating fruits and vegetables, that are lower in calories, instead of some other higher-calorie food, may be useful in helping to lower calorie intake and lower body weight. Eating a diet rich in vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet may reduce your risk for heart disease, including heart attack and stroke

07/01/2022

Florida Farm Pests: Fruit Flies (Drosophila ssp.)
If you have seen flies flying around your ripe fruits, it is probably a fruit fly.  Drosophila (a genus of flies that includes the family Drosophilidae), also known as small fruit flies, are a common pest in Florida all-year-round

07/01/2022

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    Plagas de Las Fincas de Florida: Mosca de la fruta (Drosophila ssp.)
    Si ha visto moscas volando alrededor de sus frutas maduras, probablemente sea una mosca de la fruta. Drosophila (un género de moscas que incluye a la familia Drosophilidae), también conocidas como pequeñas moscas de la fruta, son una plaga común en Florida durante todo el año, especialmente durante el final del verano/otoño

    07/01/2022

    Fertilizer RESTRICTED in Orange County 6/1-9/30
    No nitrogen or phosphorus fertilizers in Orange County landscapes 6/1 - 9/30 because too much of it ends up in our water. The reason we have fertilizer regulation is because water quality is measured and managed, and pollution levels are too high

    06/30/2022