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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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Start Your Own Cottage Food Business
In-person class in Osceola County, Florida: Starting Your Own Cottage Food Business Saturday, September 10, 2022 10:00am-12:00pm Kissimmee, FL (this is an in-person class) Cottage Foods are low-risk foods that you are allowed to make at home and sell. Florida Cottage Food law was recently revised, expanding opportunities for food entrepreneurs


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Beekeeping class
Free, online class: Beekeeping: Is it for me? Wednesday, September 14, 2022 6:00pm-8:00pm Eastern Time Find out if beekeeping would be a good hobby or business for you! We cover the basic considerations for potential beekeepers: startup costs, legal aspects, space needs, physical requirements, risks, equipment needed, and time requirements for hive maintenance. Presented by Jessica Sullivan, backyard beekeeper and Agriculture Educator


Prepare for Hurricane Ian
SEPT. 26, 2022 (10 AM) -- Hurricane Ian is approaching the Gulf of Mexico and is on a path to impact the west coast of Florida


Keeping Backyard Chickens
In-person class in Osceola County, FL: Keeping Backyard Chickens  Thursday, August 18, 2022 6:00pm-8:00pm Kissimmee, FL (this is an in-person class) Learn how to keep chickens for fun and egg production. Topics covered include: Chicken breeds Raising chicks Designing coops and pens Chicken health and nutrition This class meets the


Problematic Pasture Weeds
The definition of a weed is a plant growing where it is not wanted. Weeds in a pasture can limit productivity, reduce forage growth, and cause livestock harm


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    Florida’s Pastures
    Warm-season perennial grasses cover most of the state of Florida and can be a wonderful tool in a livestock production system. Warm-season perennial grasses can be utilized for grazing and hay production


    Report sick or dead birds
    Authors: Brittany Justesen & Jessica Sullivan, UF IFAS Extension -  Osceola County   Backyard poultry flocks have become more common in recent years, and small flock owners should be aware of how to prevent illness in their flocks and what to do if birds become sick or die. Avian influenza The first detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Florida occurred recently in a backyard poultry