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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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Master Gardener Volunteers Ready to Help in Fort Walton Beach
What happened to the old Extension Office Annex on Hollywood Boulevard in Fort Walton Beach where I used to go to have my lawn and garden questions answered? Here is the answer as well as info on where to find us now. The main office for the University of Florida-IFAS Extension in Okaloosa County has always been located in the Crestview area since the early 1900s


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This Arbor Day, Plant an Investment in a Greener Future
January 20 is Arbor Day in Florida, and this Friday, Extension offices throughout the state will be hosting tree planting workshops and tree giveaways. Florida gets a jump on national arbor day, which isn’t until April, because this is the time of year when young trees are easiest to transplant in our warmer climate


Florida Arbor Day Celebration in Crestview this Friday
In celebration of Florida’s Arbor Day, free tree seedlings will be given away on Friday, January 20, 9 am to 1 pm or until trees are gone. This event will be held at the John McMahon Environmental Center located at 132 Butler Avenue in Crestview


Cold Damaged Palms
Cold damage is inevitable when growing tropical palms in North Florida. Early freezes around Christmas 2022 may have resulted in cold injury to our more cold-sensitive palms


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    Care of Freeze-Injured Citrus Trees
    Recent widespread hard freezes more than likely resulted in damage to many of the citrus trees in Northwest Florida. Cold damage will become more evident as we move into the spring and summer of 2023


    Protecting Citrus from Cold Weather
    In North Florida, it’s wise to select the more cold hardy citrus varieties. Kumquats and Satsuma mandarins are the most cold hardy of the edible citrus choices