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UF/IFAS Extension
Santa Rosa County

We conduct research-based educational programs in agriculture, horticulture, family and consumer sciences, marine interest, and 4-H youth development. UF/IFAS Extension encompasses thousands of Extension personnel all working to provide solutions for your life.

(850) 623-3868
6263 Dogwood Dr.
Milton, FL 32570


Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm

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Tropical Milkweed in North Florida
The Issue Tropical milkweed (Asclepias curassavica) has been in the news recently.  It can be a host plant for Ophryocystis elektroscirra (OE), a parasite of monarch butterflies (Danus plexippus)


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Join Florida Sea Grant as we cook blue crab cakes for dinner on Facebook LIVE!!
  Does a blue crab bite or pinch? The front claws of a blue crab are very powerful and are used for defense and feeding. A blue crab’s mouth is a small triangle shaped opening


Cool Off with these UF/IFAS Extension Podcasts
I’m not gonna lie--it’s hot outside! Summer heat in Florida is more than a matter of comfort—it's a health and safety issue. If you want to limit your outdoor exposure, but still keep up on topics like gardening, nature watching, farming, beekeeping, or the latest in scientific research, podcasts are a great way to do that


Managing Florida Lawns
The lawn is a staple when you picture the typical American home.  It is where your kids play, where you stand to associate with your neighbors and the first impression you give to passers-by


The Cornus of Florida
A problem of anticipation The feeling is palpable, everyone is ready for spring.  Can you hear them?  The seeds beckoning in their packets, begging for you to bury them beneath the soil


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    The Faces Of Urban Agriculture: Meet the 4-H Interns
    There are a ton of internships available for high school students across Miami-Dade County, but not many compare to a 4-H experience like this! Meet the future of Urban Agriculture. Six students from Miami-Dade County Public Schools are spending their summer working as interns in a comprehensive program exposing them to various facets of food production in South Florida


    Avoid Bringing Home the Powderpost Beetles from Yard and Estate Sales
    Summer is the time of year when people are easily lured to yard and estate sales. The finds can be great ranging from antiques to nearly new items