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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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Farmers’ Markets and Food Deserts
Rising fuel and fertilizer prices along with ongoing supply chain issues have been devastating for our farmers. From 2019 to 2020, farm expenditures increased by 28%


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Time to Apply for 2022 Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course
The University of Florida Extension Office in Okaloosa County is taking applications for the 2022 Master Gardener Volunteer training course. We are looking for people who will provide volunteer time at the Extension Office in Crestview assisting with our planned educational activities


Prepare for Hurricane Ian
SEPT. 26, 2022 (10 AM) -- Hurricane Ian is approaching the Gulf of Mexico and is on a path to impact the west coast of Florida


There has been concern about the health and numbers of pollinators in recent years. Planting a small area around your home can provide a place for pollinators to help pollinate your fruit and vegetable plants


Pollinator Plants, Plant Clinic & Farmer’s Market
If you are interested in learning about pollinators and how to attract them to your garden and/or need help diagnosing a lawn, landscape or garden problem and want to purchase locally grown produce, we have two upcoming events for you. First, on Wednesday, May 18 at 10 a


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    Successful Gardening in Summer Seminar & April Plant Clinic
    It will not be long before we again are in the heat of summer here in North Florida. The heat, rain, humidity, insects and fungi all take their toll on our gardens and landscapes


    Lawn and Groundcovers Webinar (3-31-22)
    The next Gardening in the Panhandle Live webinar will be 3/31/2022 at 12 noon Central Time. The topic is “Turfgrass and Groundcovers” and Dr