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Okeechobee County

Okeechobee County is located in South Central Florida. Okeechobee is home to a diverse group of agriculture industries. Okeechobee's populations has a large seasonal fluctuation. Lake Okeechobee fishing attracts visitors from around the state and country.

(863) 763-6469
458 US Hwy 98 N
Okeechobee, FL 34972


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Maintain the value of your stored forage
Hay may be a less costly source of nutrition for livestock producers and it is the most common stored feed source. Producing quality hay is a task that involves time, energy, and expense


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Strengthen your relationship through the Art of Effective Communication
As we endure another prolonged season of stressors for couples and families across the state of Florida, there has never been a better time to focus on strengthening our relationships. UF/IFAS Extension is offering an online virtual event to individuals and couples that want to master “the art of effective communication”


The View from Two Months In
Hello all, and welcome to a brand new year! I’ve been Dean of UF/IFAS Extension now for a little over two months. When I first started, I received a piece of advice from SVP Scott Angle: “Above all, just have fun!” he told me


Downstream of COVID-19
As a UF/IFAS extension agent I, like all my extension colleagues, receive a lot of resources about the state of the current COVID-19 pandemic. However, as someone who specializes in water resources, I couldn’t envision how COVID-19 would impact those areas where I spend most of my working hours – water quality and harmful algal blooms


What’s the difference between portion size and serving size?
Many of us read the Nutrition Facts label when making selections at the grocery store, an important step on our path to healthy living. But, have you ever thought about the difference between "serving size" and "portion size"? We won't throw a "spoiler" here and tell you the difference


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    Saving and Sharing Seeds
    In January, many folks try new habits, hobbies, and take on cleaning projects, too. Let’s talk about all three in relation to seeds


    Sauces and dog food: Two success stories from the Accelerator @ Immokalee
    IMMOKALEE, Fla. --- Reshma Tannassee’s sauces sell like hotcakes