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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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Warm up for Winter
Winter in Central Florida is here; warm up with some healthy food and beverage choices. Though most days are quite comfortable with day time high temperatures averaging in the 70s, we can still experience a few days of chilly weather and nights accompanied by frost

12/10/2019

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20 Healthy Habits for 2020
Join us for our 20 Healthy Habits for 2020 program and treat your mind, body, health and home to a New Year's resolution that's sure to last! Starting January 15th, this 4-week series presented by the experts at the UF/IFAS Extension Orange County will focus on health, gardening, finance, and cooking to jump-start your healthy habits for 2020. The classes are on 1/15, 1/22, 1/29 and 2/5 from 10am -

01/08/2020

Seasonal Shopping
The close of summer is near, but before it ends, we still get to enjoy some of our favorite summer fruits and vegetables like watermelon, cantaloupe, tomatoes and sweet corn. And then September brings a new season filled with all of our Florida fall favorites! Shopping seasonally can make your diet more healthy, add variety, and help you spend less at the store

08/28/2019

UF Students Compete as Finalists in National Product Development Baking Competition
A team of University of Florida food science and human nutrition graduate students have been selected as one of three college groups to compete as finalists for the nation’s most prominent scholarship competition for students pursuing careers in food technology and science, baking and culinary arts. The students will compete in the final round of the American Society of Baking (ASBE) Product Development Competition on March 1, 2020 at

01/16/2020

The New Nutrition Facts Label
Eating healthy starts with buying healthy foods. When buying your groceries, you can use the Nutrition Facts label on packaged foods to help find the best food choice

10/21/2019

Prevent Falls In Your Home
Is your home a safe haven or a trap for accidents? An unsecured carpet or cluttered areas in your home can put your loved ones at risk of falling. In addition to physical strain, a fall can also contribute to financial strain

09/27/2019

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    Seasonal Shopping
    The close of summer is near, but before it ends, we still get to enjoy some of our favorite summer fruits and vegetables like watermelon, cantaloupe, tomatoes and sweet corn. And then September brings a new season filled with all of our Florida fall favorites! Shopping seasonally can make your diet more healthy, add variety, and help you spend less at the store

    08/28/2019

    Financial Woes During Life Transitions
    As summer comes to an end, families transition into new stages in their lives. Some people are celebrating the birth of their first child, retirement, going back to school, relocating or at a new job

    08/23/2019