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2021 Peanut Butter Challenge UF/IFAS Putnam County Extension is accepting Peanut Butter, all donations go to local food pantries. Donate Peanut Butter to help families in need. Spread the word...Peanut Butter Fights Hunger!

UF/IFAS Extension
Putnam County

The University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is a federal, state, and county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences.

(386) 329-0318
111 Yelvington Rd., Suite 1
East Palatka, FL 32131


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Peanut Butter Challenge Contributes in More Ways than One
  Starting October 1st and ending on November 24th Putnam County youth will be once again participating in the Peanut Butter Challenge which provides a critical food staple to those in need. Last year, Putnam County 4-H collected and donated over 70 jars of peanut butter to Feed the Need of Putnam County which works to end childhood hunger in the county


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Green Industries Best Management Practices
When: Most Tuesday Oct. 26, 8:00 am - 3:30 pm GI-BMP Putnam County Oct 26 Tentative Agenda Where: UF/IFAS Extension Putnam County Auditorium 111 Yelvington Rd, East Palatka 32131 Cost:  $25 Registration Link:


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


Fall Colors and Flavors
When you hear the word "Fall"….What is the first color that comes to mind? What food? “Orange and pumpkins?” “Red and apples? Think of all fruits and vegetables orange and red - apples, carrots, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, acorn and butternut squash, red peppers, and of course, pumpkins! While these colors may represent the season of fall, the red and orange colors are so much more than just the hue of the fruits and vegetables


Drones are Buzzing in Putnam County Agriculture
UF/IFAS hosted the first Tri-County Agricultural Area 4-H Drone Camp during the Summer of 2021.  The camp was graciously sponsored by the Putnam County Soil and Water Conservation District and so the host location was the UF/IFAS Putnam County Extension Office


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    Enhancing Your Scholarly Works Series – Electronic Data Information Source (EDIS)
    In a recent in-service-training, Scholarship in Extension 2.0 Virtual Workshop, the Central District Regional Specialized Agents (RSAs) and Associate District Extension Director (DED) reviewed program development implementation and evaluation, as well as the need for a “diversified scholarship portfolio” (Adams, et al, 2005)


    Plant Profile: Pencil Plant
    Euphorbia tirucalli Euphorbia tirucalli (pronounced you-FOR-bee-ya tie-roo-KAH-lee) commonly known as Pencil plant is relatively easy plant to grow in North Florida.  It is well adapted to drought conditions; it enjoys full sun and has few pests