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UF/IFAS Extension
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


Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Less Stigma and more coordination to fight Monkeypox
(Translation of op-ed published in Corriere Della Sera Aug 2nd, 2022) Despite the growing number of worrisome domestic and global issues, I must draw your attention to another issue that I am sure that you do not want to hear about: it is another disease. Even though you might not want to hear about it, I hope to convince you that this disease will give us a tough time if we do not intervene now


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Program: Myrtle Grove Gardening Talks
This fall is all about pollinators.  On Wednesday, September 21, Master Gardener Volunteers will share information on pollinator plants and native milkweeds for your yard


Cool Off with these UF/IFAS Extension Podcasts
I’m not gonna lie--it’s hot outside! Summer heat in Florida is more than a matter of comfort—it's a health and safety issue. If you want to limit your outdoor exposure, but still keep up on topics like gardening, nature watching, farming, beekeeping, or the latest in scientific research, podcasts are a great way to do that


The Silk Floss Tree
The Silk Floss Tree commands attention in every season. From a stunning floral display, to the trunk laden with menacing spines, to the palmate foliage, it is no wonder this rainforest tree has found a place in managed landscapes around the world! Silk Floss, Floss Silk, palo borracho aka drunken stick, toborochi are all names describing the same fabulous tree scientifically known as Ceiba speciosa


On-Demand Class: Building Financial Stability
University of Florida/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County offers the online class Building Financial Stability. This is an opportunity to learn basic strategies to achieve financial stability


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    From Soil to Sky: Roots
    The following series of columns entitled 'Soil to Sky' are an examination of five different facets of environment, structure, and life that are instrumental to trees in our forests and landscapes.  Trees are instrumental to our wellbeing, both individually and collectively as a society


    Registration Open for the Florida Master Naturalist Coastal Systems Course
    Through online classroom discussions, videos, presentations, and field trips, participants will learn about the ecology, wildlife, vegetation, and conservation issues of Florida’s coastal and marine environments. Students will explore coastal habitats during the four in-person field trips