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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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Biking and Birding the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST) on the Herbert Hoover Dike
One of my favorite past times is hitting the trails on my bicycle and exploring Florida's natural areas. So on a sunny Saturday in December, I strapped my Trek FX3 on my bike rack and drove out to explore the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trial (LOST) on the Herbert Hoover Dike

01/15/2022

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UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Agriculture, Horticulture Agent
Let's all WELCOME our new Wakulla County Extension Agriculture, Horticulture Agent Khadejah Scott!   MEET OUR NEW VALUABLE TEAM MEMBER The UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Office team are all excited to announce our much-requested Extension Agriculture, Horticulture Agent Khadejah Scott, (Kuh-Dee-Juh) who will be.

06/30/2022

4-H Leg: 50 Years of Giving Youth a Voice in Government
There’s a famous quote, often attributed to Mahatma Gandhi, that we must “be the change we wish to see in the world.” Few of us take the opportunity to meet that challenge

06/20/2022

Get Health Benefits this Summer! Focus on Fruits and Vegetables 
Want to get healthier this summer? As part of an overall healthy diet, eating fruits and vegetables, that are lower in calories, instead of some other higher-calorie food, may be useful in helping to lower calorie intake and lower body weight. Eating a diet rich in vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet may reduce your risk for heart disease, including heart attack and stroke

07/01/2022

Florida Farm Pests: Fruit Flies (Drosophila ssp.)
If you have seen flies flying around your ripe fruits, it is probably a fruit fly.  Drosophila (a genus of flies that includes the family Drosophilidae), also known as small fruit flies, are a common pest in Florida all-year-round

07/01/2022

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    Plagas de Las Fincas de Florida: Mosca de la fruta (Drosophila ssp.)
    Si ha visto moscas volando alrededor de sus frutas maduras, probablemente sea una mosca de la fruta. Drosophila (un género de moscas que incluye a la familia Drosophilidae), también conocidas como pequeñas moscas de la fruta, son una plaga común en Florida durante todo el año, especialmente durante el final del verano/otoño

    07/01/2022

    Fertilizer RESTRICTED in Orange County 6/1-9/30
    No nitrogen or phosphorus fertilizers in Orange County landscapes 6/1 - 9/30 because too much of it ends up in our water. The reason we have fertilizer regulation is because water quality is measured and managed, and pollution levels are too high

    06/30/2022