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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.

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

What's Going on in Florida

June Monthly Program Pollinator Gardening
Good pollination is an essential step in our food system.  Pollinators are instrumental in ensuring that we have a good harvest of fruit and vegetables

05/26/2022

This Hurricane Season, Be Prepared for Anything
The 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1. Are you ready? Maybe you think you’re ready—you’ve got some bottled water and canned goods to last a few days

05/23/2022

Are you ready for a hurricane? How to prepare for Florida storm season
Hurricane season officially starts June 1, but it’s never too early to prepare. As a matter of fact, meteorologists at the National Hurricane Center are already issuing daily reports about tropical activity in the Atlantic Ocean amid a seven-year streak of pre-season storms

05/26/2022

National Brown Bag Lunch Day
Let's celebrate by packing our lunch. The possibilities are endless

05/26/2022

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    Do Plastic Warning Labels Reduce Consumers’ Willingness to Pay for Plastic Egg Packaging? New FRE research study finds out.
    Reducing plastic waste is often proposed as an action item when it comes to sustainability. Since product packaging makes up almost the largest category of plastic waste (41%) in the United States, it makes sense that looking at alternative packaging materials or the use of warning labels may be one way to improve sustainability for agribusinesses

    05/25/2022

    Feliz Semana Nacional de Navegación Segura: ¡Úselo!
    Esta semana es la Semana Nacional de Navegación Segura (del 21 al 27 de mayo). Este evento es parte de una campaña de seguridad dirigida por el Programa Nacional de Seguridad en la Navegación Recreativa

    05/24/2022