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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


Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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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 Going on in Florida

Beef Cattle Workshop for Beginners
If you are interested in registering to attend a FREE Beef Cattle Workshop for Beginners on December 15, 2021 from 9 AM - 12 PM at Spring Ranch in Putnam County, contact Tim Wilson, UF/IFAS Extension, St. Johns County - Production Ag Agent at timwilson@ufl


NFREC Quincy—100 Years of Service and Adaptation
It was the summer of 1978. I had just graduated with a BS degree in Agronomy from the Ohio State University


Grocery Shopping for Your Health: The fish counter
In our last post in the "Grocery Shopping for Your Health" series, we zeroed in on meats and deli products. This time, we're off to the fish case/counter


Benefits of Physical Activity and COVID-19 Prevention
If the COVID-19 pandemic has brought anything to our lives, it may very well be the opportunity for self-care, stress management and more physical activity. Sadly, for many, it has become a time of stress, weight gain, depression, and decreased activity


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    Celebrating Florida Master Naturalist program in Taylor County
    The 20th Anniversary celebration of UF/IFAS Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) marks an exciting milestone in the history of a program that has been copied throughout the nation. The 20th Anniversary Festival is a time to reflect upon what the program has meant to each of us, to join like-minded people, and to contribute in any way possible to the perpetuity of this UF/IFAS gem


    Giving Thanks for Trees
    Rebekah Heppner, Master Gardener Volunteer Trainee How many trees are there in the City of St. Petersburg? No, this isn’t a trick question or a game like how many marbles in the jar