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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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The PINK Resolution
January is the start of a new year and the time when people begin to make resolutions. Each year thousands of people make the resolution to lose weight and you begin to see gyms packed with people vowing to achieve their goal

01/02/2018

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Locally Grown in Osceola County Starts June 1st
Are you looking for something to do over the summer? Are you looking for opportunities to be healthier, spend time outdoors, and do some budget-friendly activities? The University of Florida/IFAS Extension office in Osceola County is offering a three-part program called Healthy Florida Lifestyle: Locally Grown in Osceola County. Come learn about the county you call home by participating in a program that engages the mind, body, and

05/21/2019

Dairy Producers Strive to Improve Milk Quality
Dairy producers are constantly striving to improve the quality of milk they produce. Higher quality milk can mean a price premium and longer shelf life for dairy products

08/03/2017

Deciphering My Cholesterol Numbers
I recently had blood work done. When I received the results and read through the report, my cholesterol values confused me

05/23/2019

RoboCalls Are On The Rise
Robocalls – those annoying unsolicited calls to your home phone or your mobile phone where you hear some cryptic recorded message designed to keep you on the line or make you call a number for more information. As someone who is registered on both the federal and Florida Do Not Call List, I don’t expect to get them

08/18/2017

Your Credit Report is Really Free – and Really Important
I saw a meme the other day on social media that seemed to say that someone was glad they were nearly broke because at least they wouldn't be a victim of identify theft. It was all I could do to refrain from commenting with all the reasons why this post wasn't accurate! Although I felt it my duty, I also realize that no one appreciates the various grammar and content 'nazis' found on facebook - best to just keep calm and scroll on

08/10/2017

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    Dairy Producers Strive to Improve Milk Quality
    Dairy producers are constantly striving to improve the quality of milk they produce. Higher quality milk can mean a price premium and longer shelf life for dairy products

    08/03/2017

    Hurricane Preparedness for Livestock Owners
    Hurricanes are always are threat to Florida each fall. Most Floridians have some experience with hurricanes, but very few of us are truly prepared for a direct hit by a really strong storm

    07/26/2017