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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
8:00am - 5:00pm

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Heat stress: What you need to know
(Graphic: Illustrates average annual temperatures in Florida 1895-2018.) Heat-related illnesses are rising in Florida due to increasing temperatures in recent years

08/13/2019

What's Going on Near You

Locally Grown in Osceola County Starts June 1st
Are you looking for something to do over the summer? Are you looking for opportunities to be healthier, spend time outdoors, and do some budget-friendly activities? The University of Florida/IFAS Extension office in Osceola County is offering a three-part program called Healthy Florida Lifestyle: Locally Grown in Osceola County. Come learn about the county you call home by participating in a program that engages the mind, body, and

05/21/2019

Surprising Ways Nature can Improve your Health
You’re at a local park. The sun is shining and there’s a gentle breeze

05/03/2019

Controlling insects naturally
Summer is the season… for checking landscape plants for insects before they devour your plants with their ravenous appetite.   Conservative estimates state there are over 12,000 species of insects in Florida, so it’s no wonder your hibiscus might look like it was the main course at an insect dinner party! Even though less than 1% of insects are truly ‘pests’, most people prefer to not see insects inside or outside

09/12/2019

Pack Your Food (Safety) When Traveling
Summer is coming.

06/03/2019

Deciphering My Cholesterol Numbers
I recently had blood work done. When I received the results and read through the report, my cholesterol values confused me

05/23/2019

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    Surprising Ways Nature can Improve your Health
    You’re at a local park. The sun is shining and there’s a gentle breeze

    05/03/2019

    U-Pick Etiquette
    We are right in the middle of u-pick season. The weather has been pretty good to our local producers, which means that the public can enjoy fresh, juicy, and abundant produce ripe for the picking

    04/25/2019