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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.

Contact

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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The True Snowbirds: How to Support Migrating Birds
Snowbirds of all kinds flock to Florida during the cooler months – both people and birds travel south to escape the harsh northern winter. Florida has many birds that spend the entire year here, but additional birds can be spotted in the fall and winter months

12/05/2022

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This Thanksgiving, Thank a Farmer
This Thanksgiving Day, families and friends across the country will gather to show gratitude for our good fortune by sitting down together over a meal. Not just any meal, but a proper feast, with multiple courses, side dishes, appetizers and desserts

11/17/2022

Rain Barrels 101
It’s that time of year where daily afternoon showers bring a lot of rain. One way to take advantage of this rain is by installing a rain barrel

12/05/2022

Watch out for Venomous Snakes
Florida is home to over 50 native snakes, and as the temperatures warm up these snakes are more active. Four species of snakes found in Central Florida are venomous, meaning their bites inject life-threatening venom into the body

12/05/2022

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    Conserve Water In and Outside the Home
    Did you know the average Florida household uses over 130 gallons of water per day? This high-water use comes at a price, but conserving water will make sure we have plenty of water in the future. Give the following tips a try and watch your water usage shrink!   Water-efficient appliances, toilets, and shower heads If it’s time to upgrade a household appliance or toilet, consider purchasing an energy and

    12/05/2022

    Florida’s Rangeland
    Rangelands in Florida are land with native vegetation that have adapted to Florida’s conditions and during the winter months these rangelands are grazed by livestock. Florida is home to 350 native grass species, but no native grasses are used in planted pasture

    11/24/2022