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UF/IFAS Extension
Polk County

UF/IFAS Extension Polk County is a partnership between the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) and the Polk County Board of County Commissioners.

(863) 519-1041
1702 Highway 17 South
Bartow, FL 33830


Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm
COVID: Masks are encouraged for all guests.

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La Licencia de Pesticidas que Necesitas en la Industria Verde de la Florida (GI)
Florida tiene más de 30 tipos diferentes de licencias de pesticidas. A veces resulta confuso comprender qué licencia se necesita para un aplicador de pesticidas específico


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Beef Cattle Reproductive Management Online Video Series
Each year, the UF/IFAS South Florida Beef Forage Program, offers the Alvin C. Warnick Beef Cattle Reproductive Management School


NFREC Quincy—100 Years of Service and Adaptation
It was the summer of 1978. I had just graduated with a BS degree in Agronomy from the Ohio State University


The Pesticide License You Need in the Florida Green Industry (GI)
Florida has more than 30 different types of pesticide licenses. Sometimes it is confusing to understand what license is needed for a specific pesticide applicator


Fiber: It Moves Me!
Fiber: It Moves me! Have you ever wondered how much fiber you need in your diet? Well, you’re in the right place at the right time! Fiber is very important to include in your diet daily to maintain your digestive health. Just like a car needs its proper fluids to keep moving and functioning properly, we need fiber! How much do you need on a daily basis? What are some ways to add it to your meals and keep it flavorful?


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    The Great Pumpkin
    Falls has arrived! Fall is right around the corner and summer is slowly fading away. The not-so-hot, cooler weather flowing into our towns, late walks after work with the family, scary movies before we go to bed, and the special gatherings while enjoying warm beverages has arrived! Before we let this special season in, let’s make sure we are prepared with one of the most popular fruits, which is the


    “Florida’s Most Recognizable Reptile, the American Alligator” – A new episode from Naturally Florida!
    When alligators are in the news, it's not usually because they did something amazing or saved someone's life. In fact, it's often the opposite