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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.

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

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Peeling Back the Onion
I remember when my wife taught me how to dice an onion. I was never gifted in the kitchen and had very poor (nonexistent) skills when it came to food preparation, so any assistance is always appreciated (but I can make a mean omelet)

05/10/2021

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4-H Day Camps Back for In-Person Learning
Orange County 4-H is excited to offer in-person 4-H day camps again this summer. Though we offered virtual versions of camp in 2020, we know kids are ready to get together for learning and fun alongside their peers

04/27/2021

Are You on a Financial Roller Coaster Caused by the Pandemic?
The coronavirus pandemic has been like a roller coaster of change. For millions of Americans, the economic effects of the pandemic have been devastating, with millions of people suffering from job losses and threats of eviction

04/06/2021

Mother’s Day feature: Farming, and UF/IFAS, runs in the family
Ann Blount calls herself a “weekend farmer.” The Blount family’s 300-acre farm in Gadsden County can trace its roots back to 1908, evolving from shade tobacco to sweet potato fields, and eventually to its current timber, cattle and hay operation

05/06/2021

Good Lookin’ Grass Part 1: The Biology
If weed free turf is important to you, your client, or your HOA, listen up! There are a few basic rules of green thumb for good lookin’ grass, and even then, it will not stay perfectly green year-round. There are two primary factors to consider when it comes to keeping your turfgrass terrific: Biology Management Check out the blog

04/23/2021

Good Lookin’ Grass Part 2: The Management
If weed free turf is important to you, your client, or your HOA, listen up! There are a few basic rules of green thumb for good lookin’ grass, and even then, it will not stay perfectly green year-round. There are two primary factors to consider when it comes to keeping your turfgrass terrific: Biology Management

04/23/2021

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    Are You on a Financial Roller Coaster Caused by the Pandemic?
    The coronavirus pandemic has been like a roller coaster of change. For millions of Americans, the economic effects of the pandemic have been devastating, with millions of people suffering from job losses and threats of eviction

    04/06/2021

    Becoming Friends with Beets 
    Authors: Naima Ibrahim, Virgilia Zabala  Beets (Beta vulgaris) are root vegetables with a distinct red-purple hue that are chock full of nutrients and easy to grow in a Florida garden. To do so, simply begin by planting seeds during October and continue to do so every 3 weeks until February (UF IFAS Gardening Solutions, 2018)

    03/29/2021