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UF/IFAS Extension
Orange County

The Smith/Lever Act of 1914 established the Cooperative Extension Service (Orange County - February 23, 1914). Since then, numerous Extension professionals have dedicated their lives to help identify county needs and develop results oriented programs to help solve those needs.

Contact

orange@ifas.ufl.edu
(407) 254-9200
6021 S. Conway Rd.
Orlando, FL 32812

Hours

Monday - Friday
8a.m. - 5p.m.
Plant Clinic Monday - Friday 8a.m. - Noon; 1p.m. - 5p.m.

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Hydrate in Summer’s Heat
It’s no surprise that Florida summers start early and last a long time when compared to other states. Our summers are hot and humid, and while our bodies try their best to adjust to the temperature by sweating, there is only so much they can do on their own

05/28/2019

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Consider 4-H Summer Camps
Summer Plans for the Kids This is the time of the year when kids dream of summer vacation and fun! Meanwhile, parents are looking for ways to keep their children engaged  and minimize screen time. UF/IFAS Orange County 4-H can provide both the fun kids want as well as the enrichment parents seek through our high quality summer camp programs

04/29/2019

Know Your Grains
While many of us may have heard that we need to eat grains, we may not really understand what the “big deal” is when it comes to choosing the type or source of the grain. If you add to that the confusion around “gluten free,” “whole grain” or “multi-grain,” a simple, enjoyable, task may become overwhelming

01/31/2019

Eight Months Later, Reflecting on Hurricane Michael and UF/IFAS Extension’s Role in Recovery
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- As each June brings a new hurricane season, the people of Florida begin to ready themselves for any storm that may target the state’s shorelines

06/13/2019

Energize for Exercise
Getting geared up for exercise takes brain and muscle power. The food you eat helps fuel your body for that brisk walk, play date with the kids or grandchildren or Zumba class with friends

04/30/2019

Five a Day Your Way
As aging occurs, our bodies require different nutrients and quantities of those nutrients. Most nutrients can be found by eating a balanced diet and making the most of our plate by adding a variety of fruits and vegetables

02/26/2019

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    Know Your Grains
    While many of us may have heard that we need to eat grains, we may not really understand what the “big deal” is when it comes to choosing the type or source of the grain. If you add to that the confusion around “gluten free,” “whole grain” or “multi-grain,” a simple, enjoyable, task may become overwhelming

    01/31/2019

    Holiday Shopping Survival Guide: 10 Tips to Keep the Holiday Fun and Avoid Extra Holiday Debt
    The holidays are here! Some people plan and shop for the upcoming festivities throughout the year, while others prefer to shop last minute. Whatever your style, it’s likely you’ll utilize online or mobile shopping to get at least some of the job done

    11/30/2018