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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.

Contact

jdorriety@co.okeechobee.fl.us
(863) 763-6469
458 US Hwy 98 N
Okeechobee, FL 34972

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Decisions today for tomorrow’s cow: maximizing longevity and productivity
Replacing the beef cow on Florida ranches creates opportunities and challenges for ranchers. In this article we will discuss factors to consider when choosing and managing your future cow herd

03/26/2021

What's Going on in Florida

Florida-Friendly Wildflowers 3-part Educational Series
Why Wildflowers? Loss of biodiversity is one of the major threats to the world. Pollen nectar provide food for insects, which help to pollinate our food crops, eat pests, and provide food for other wildlife

09/17/2021

The Rural Telehealth Initiative: Lowering Barriers to Health Care
For me, a visit to the doctor can be an inconvenience. Between fighting traffic, finding a parking spot, checking in and doing time in the waiting room, I usually have to carve out an hour or more of my day, all for about 15 minutes of quality time with the doctor

08/06/2021

How to Root Prune and Transplant Field Grown Trees and Shrubs
Trees growing in the landscape or field growing in a nursery need special care when transplanting to ensure success.  Here's how to do it

09/16/2021

Confirmation Bias: Comfortable and Dangerous
Confirmation bias is the human tendency to seek out and retain information that matches our existing beliefs. This type of bias allows us to streamline decision making

09/16/2021

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    One-on-One Financial Guidance
    Free One-on-One Financial Guidance UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County provides free one-on-one help with basic personal finance topics. We have Florida Master Money Mentors who can help you develop a strategy to reach your financial goals

    09/16/2021

    Fiber; Good for More Than Just the Gut
    We often hear fiber is good for you or add more fiber to your diet, but what is fiber? Fiber is a form of carbohydrate found in plants, including whole grains, vegetables, and fruits. There are two types of fiber, soluble and insoluble

    09/15/2021