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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.

Contact

polk@ifas.ufl.edu
(863) 519-1041
1702 Highway 17 South
Bartow, FL 33830

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Preparing Your Landscape for Hurricane Season
Hurricane season starts June 1st. You are probably aware of preparations you need to make inside the home, but what do you need to do in your landscape?  Survey your property now and look for things that may be an issue such as: Flooding Erosion Wind directions Tree failure (and the potential impacts to your property) 1

05/13/2019

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UF Professor Speaks at MKEI Symposium
Mattie M. Kelly Environmental Institute (MKEI) invited distinguished University of Florida guest speaker to take part in the MKEI Annual Symposium

11/14/2019

Canning Under the Cottage Law
Did you know certain foods can be prepared in a home kitchen and sold direct to consumer without needing a certified kitchen? Learn more about how to produce cottage foods, such as jams and jellies, during the Canning Under the Cottage Food Law class coming up March 1, 2019 at the UF/IFAS Extension Polk County office. We'll review what can and can not be sold under the cottage food law and provide additional info for

01/28/2019

UF Professor Speaks at MKEI Symposium
Mattie M. Kelly Environmental Institute (MKEI) invited distinguished University of Florida guest speaker to take part in the MKEI Annual Symposium

11/14/2019

DIY Recycled-Paper Mardi Gras Necklace
Mardi Gras beads and other plastic beaded necklaces are used to celebrate events all over the world. Unfortunately, they can contribute to plastic pollution if they wind up discarded and in the environment

03/05/2019

Polish Sausage Sauerkraut Recipe & Growing Cabbage in Central Florida
This recipe is a sure crowd-pleaser and is greatly welcomed at Master Gardener potlucks. The recipe originally came from my dad’s family, but my mom improved on it! Into a large pot (or crockpot), put: 1 Polish sausage (or summer sausage), cut into bite-sized pieces 1 can of sauerkraut, rinsed well (Refrigerated sauerkraut may be used; be sure to rinse it!) 1 can of V8 juice (You may substitute tomato juice

02/18/2019

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    Canning Under the Cottage Law
    Did you know certain foods can be prepared in a home kitchen and sold direct to consumer without needing a certified kitchen? Learn more about how to produce cottage foods, such as jams and jellies, during the Canning Under the Cottage Food Law class coming up March 1, 2019 at the UF/IFAS Extension Polk County office. We'll review what can and can not be sold under the cottage food law and provide additional info for

    01/28/2019

    Whole grain dinner salad with fresh herbs
    Printer-friendly recipe: Grain Salad Recipe Main Ingredients (prepare the night before): 2 cups cooked whole grains (quinoa, brown rice, wheat or spelt berries)* 1 pound green beans (or broccoli or cauliflower or zucchini) 1 pound (large box) mushrooms   Dressing: Your favorite salad dressing, or this.

    01/08/2019