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UF/IFAS Extension
Osceola County

UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County is a partnership between the University Of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, The United States Department of Agriculture, and Osceola County Government.

(321) 697-3000
1921 Kissimmee Valley Lane
Kissimmee, FL 34744-6107


Monday - Friday - now by appointment only Call for appointment 321-697-3000
8:00am - 5:00pm

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Enhancing Your Scholarly Works Series – Awards and Recognition for Extension Professionals
As we wrap up the old year and before we begin diving into the new year, it is important that we take time to reflect on the highlights of our programing efforts from this past year.  These highlights can then be transformed into award winning programs if we dedicate time to “toot our own horn” and submit such programs for professional awards


What's Going on in Florida

Big Opportunities for Small Food Businesses
Are you ready to make bank with your baking? Florida Cottage Food Law was just revised, expanding options for food entrepreneurs. Concurrently, new State laws for home-based businesses were also revised, making further allowances for at-home enterprises


The View from Two Months In
Hello all, and welcome to a brand new year! I’ve been Dean of UF/IFAS Extension now for a little over two months. When I first started, I received a piece of advice from SVP Scott Angle: “Above all, just have fun!” he told me


Poinsettias in the garden
How do you take care of poinsettias?  Can they really grow outside? What would Christmas be like without poinsettias?  A native of Mexico, this beautiful plant was introduced to the U.S


Defend Your Operation with These Biosecurity Practices
What is biosecurity? Biosecurity are management practices that are used to prevent the introduction and spread of disease on your operation. Developing a biosecurity plan is an essential part of maintaining healthy livestock as well as profitability of an operation


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    Tips for Providing Your Horse with Greener Grass Year Round
      Is the grass greener on the other side of the fence? If you are interested in improving your pastures to be greener on your side of the fence, pasture management is the recommended practice for you. Pasture management is recommended to all horse owners to help improve pastures, provide adequate nutrition to your horse year-round, maximize your forage yield, minimize supplemental feed costs, save you money, minimize weeds from


    Enhancing Your Scholarly Works Series – How to Report Team Efforts?
    In a recent in-service-training, Scholarship in Extension 2.0 Virtual Workshop, the Central District Regional Specialized Agents (RSAs) and Associate District Extension Director (DED) reviewed program development implementation and evaluation, as well as the need for a “diversified scholarship portfolio” (Adams, et al, 2005)