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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.

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ci.gonzalez@ufl.edu
(321) 697-3000
1921 Kissimmee Valley Lane
Kissimmee, FL 34744-6107

Hours

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

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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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Is it OK to plant a veggie garden now?
Is it OK to plant a veggie garden now?  The answer is Yes, as long as you stick to the winter crops.  Some of the best ones for now are broccoli, cabbage, carrots, and many others

10/14/2019

Things you can do during a “Shelter-in-Place” Order: Enjoy farm-fresh produce
We need farm and food businesses to keep providing us with fresh foods. Local growers are taking extra precautions to reduce risks on their farms, and farm visitors have a responsibility to use safe practices too

03/30/2020

COVID-19 Resources for Seafood Producers and Small Businesses
Originally published March 31 2020. Last updated July 2 2020

07/02/2020

Plants for your health
With recent disruptions in the availability of food and basic supplies, people are looking at how they can be more self-sufficient. Many of you are growing your own vegetables and fruits; why not grow your own health supplements too? Here are some plants to keep you healthy that anyone can grow

06/17/2020

Five Easy Relaxation Tools for the Whole Family
The current challenges in life have made this time of the year more stressful. Here are five easy relaxation tools that the whole family can use

04/15/2020

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    Things you can do during a “Shelter-in-Place” Order: Enjoy farm-fresh produce
    We need farm and food businesses to keep providing us with fresh foods. Local growers are taking extra precautions to reduce risks on their farms, and farm visitors have a responsibility to use safe practices too

    03/30/2020

    Home Gardening = Food Security
    Gardening is a great way to get some exercise, relieve stress, eat healthier, and increase your food security. And while some of us have always enjoyed gardening, it’s great to see a whole new crop of gardeners is emerging as people find themselves spending more time at home

    03/24/2020