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Beginning June 1, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County will begin to safely resume operations on a limited basis from 8:00am-12:00pm, Monday-Friday. Appointments are required by calling 407-254-9200. Tempurature check and completion of COVID-19 questionnaire are required for entry. Face masks are strongly encouraged and social distancing will be observed at all times. Meetings of 10 or less only. 

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We look forward to working with you, and please stay safe!

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.

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

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

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Water Wednesday Recap – Hurricane Preparedness
The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. Are you prepared for this hurricane season? Last Water Wednesday, the Family Consumer Sciences Agents LuAnn Duncan in Sumter County and Lisa Hamilton in Volusia County gave us an informative talk about emergency water supplies

06/29/2020

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UF/IFAS Extension Orange County “Safely Resuming Operations”
Beginning on Monday, June 1, 2020, the Orange County Extension Education Center, 6021 S. Conway Road will SAFELY resume operations on a limited basis from 8:00am – Noon, Monday - Friday

05/21/2020

COVID-19 Impacts: Let’s Talk Money
Save some money for emergencies! How often have we heard that advice? With unprecedented times, we never imagined the magnitude of the COVID-19 virus and the impact on our finances, families, workplaces and schools. Yet, for so many Americans, financial stability was lacking long before COVID-19

05/07/2020

Feeling cooped up in quarantine? UF releases new guide to raising backyard chickens
In the early days of the pandemic, as bare grocery store shelves prompted concerns about the food supply, many became interested in producing more of their food at home. Some flocked to local agricultural feed stores in search of baby chicks that would grow up to produce eggs fresh from the backyard

07/09/2020

Be Hurricane Ready
June 1st marks the start of hurricane season, and it continues through November 30th of each year. This year, hurricane season comes on the tail of COVID-19, and all the precautionary measures put in place to prevent the spread of that disease

06/04/2020

Trees and Lightning Strikes
STRIKE! BOOM! CRAAAACK! Yes, folks, that is the sound of Florida's rainy season. Florida's heavy summer rainfall certainly keeps plants growing like Jack's beanstalk, but sometimes those skies are also laced with lightning

05/29/2020

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    COVID-19 Impacts: Let’s Talk Money
    Save some money for emergencies! How often have we heard that advice? With unprecedented times, we never imagined the magnitude of the COVID-19 virus and the impact on our finances, families, workplaces and schools. Yet, for so many Americans, financial stability was lacking long before COVID-19

    05/07/2020

    New Vegetable Gardener — Gardening with Kids
    When did your love of gardening begin? It was probably when you were a kid and a parent or grandparent shared their love of gardening with you. Vegetable gardens offer numerous benefits to a kid

    04/29/2020