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News, notes and more

Welcome to the "News, notes and more" page at UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. Here, you can find current and back issues of newsletters, our latest blog posts, highlighted publications, and more. For current content, visit the program pages on this site (use the three-lined "hamburger" menu at the top-right of the page, the gray menu to the right of the page, or our handy site map), or check our social media feeds:

Click on the "...view this item..." note beneath a category (below) to expand its content, or view all items in all categories.


Get the latest information on events and programs, advice and accomplishments, and so much more, with our array of digital newsletters. (Sign up for any of our newsletters at
• CLASS BLAST: A listing of upcoming events, including a showcase event or series (biweekly)
• CLOVER TIMES: All things 4-H, from club activity to leader meetings (monthly)
• CONNECTING: A look at how we connect with our community (quarterly)
• NATURE NEWS: Ecology and natural resources information (monthly)
• SAVE THE DROPS: Water conservation, preservation and more(monthly)
• SUSTAINABILITY: The latest news, information, events and more related to sustainable living (quarterly)
Sign up for any of our newsletters at Simply complete the form and make sure to put a checkmark by any relevant category in the "Send me information about..." section.

Blog posts

Our most recent blog posts, on topics from gardening to wildlife. Subscribe to get notice of the latest posts.
Click on a headline to view the full post, or view all our entries.

Key publications

Publications (PDFs) highlighting key information.


Lee Hayes Byron
County Extension Director

6700 Clark Road
Sarasota, Fla. 34241

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