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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


Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Public Speaking Tips and Tricks
Your favorite thing is to get in front of a room full of people and speak, right? If not, you are not alone; in fact, you are part of the majority. The fear of public speaking is the most common phobia ahead of death, spiders, or heights


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This Arbor Day, Plant an Investment in a Greener Future
January 20 is Arbor Day in Florida, and this Friday, Extension offices throughout the state will be hosting tree planting workshops and tree giveaways. Florida gets a jump on national arbor day, which isn’t until April, because this is the time of year when young trees are easiest to transplant in our warmer climate


Ag in the Classroom- Workshop for Teachers
Saturday, January 28th, from 9am-2:00pm Location: Alachua Farm to School to Work Hub  2802 NE 8th Avenue Gainesville, FL 32641 Florida Ag in the Classroom and FNP are hosting a workshop at the Alachua Farm to School Hub here in Gainesville. The program includes a cooking class, gardening demonstration, garden yoga, and fun activities to train trainers


Your January Landscape
It’s the start of the year, and you may be looking at the next project in your yard.  If you are looking for a guide, UF/IFAS has an excellent publication called the North Florida Gardening Calendar


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    Why Community Service Matters in Putnam County 4-H
      Start Them Young Audrey Hepburn once said, “As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself and one for helping others.” Although when it comes to helping others, in 4-H, we don’t wait to grow older; we implement community service with our youth members as often as possible


    Healthy Meals at Home
    How do you approach meal planning? Maybe you plan your menus weeks at a time while others may go for the day-by-day or meal-by-meal approach. Meal planning is essential when it comes to making sure you and your family are getting the nutrients you need to maintain or improve your health while staying within your budget