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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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New Year Resolution: Compost for a More Productive Garden
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Florida Certified Horticulture Professional
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    Gulf States Horticulture Expo 2022
    Here in Northwest Florida, finding horticultural supplies and plant material that is available locally is a challenge. Due to our location, looking to the neighboring states is very practical