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UF/IFAS Extension
Okaloosa County

The UF/IFAS Extension Okaloosa County is the outreach arm of the Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida. It is a three-way cooperative arrangement between the Board of County Commissioners, the University of Florida, and the United States Department of Agriculture.

(850) 689-5850
3098 Airport Road
Crestview, FL 32539


Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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The World is Your Oyster
There are a lot of good oyster quotes. One I remember from childhood is the saying to only eat oysters in months with the letter “r,” basically September to April


What's Going on in Florida

Florida Certified Horticulture Professional
No previous experience or accreditation it required to be a landscaper in the state of Florida.  So when homeowners are searching for service providers, it is important that they question potential companies about their skills


NFREC Quincy—100 Years of Service and Adaptation
It was the summer of 1978. I had just graduated with a BS degree in Agronomy from the Ohio State University


Florida Forest Week at Blackwater River State Forest (Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2021)
Note: This article was contributed by Maria Wilson, Florida Forest Service Senior Forester for Okaloosa County. What is the Florida Forest Week and who is the Florida Forest Service? Florida Forest Week is from October 31 to November 6, 2021 and it’s about our forests


Divers Spearheading the Fight Against Invasive Lionfish
The northwest Florida area has been identified as having the highest concentration of invasive lionfish in the world.  Lionfish pose a significant threat to our native wildlife and habitat with spearfishing the primary means of control


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    Ocean Potion
    June is National Ocean Month.  Close your eyes and think about just how many oceans there are


    Fair Debt Collection Practices
    For a lot of us, we don’t intend to leave a debt unpaid. For others, it is a tough decision that has to be made between buying groceries and medicine or paying the credit card payment