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UF/IFAS Extension
St Lucie County

The Cooperative Extension Service is nationwide and was established by the Smith-Lever Act of 1914. It is a partnership between state land grant universities, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the county governments throughout the nation.

Contact

lachancec@ufl.edu
(772) 462-1660
8400 Picos Road, Ste 101
Fort Pierce, FL 34945

Hours

Main Office: Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm
South County: Morningside Branch Library Tuesdays & Fridays 1 p.m.-3

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Can You Grow Mangosteen in Florida?
Due to increased pest and disease pressure and production costs, citrus growers are beginning to look into alternative crops to diversify and find new markets. Some of these alternative crops might work, while others will not because of lack of adaptability to local climate or lack of market for that specific crop

04/19/2021

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UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County Webinars and TV Shows
The UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County partners with the WLX TV - the St

07/14/2020

Love and Money: How to Lose Your Heart without Giving Away Your Wallet
Relationships are wonderful and difficult at the same time. When it comes to love and money, sometimes our judgement can become clouded

10/06/2020

New course on “Firescaping” begins June 9th; REGISTER now
This new FIRESCAPING course will help you prepare your community for wildfires! Every year hundreds to thousands of wildfires occur across Florida and the southeastern US, threatening both residents and their homes. Fortunately, there are actions residents can take, such as firescaping, to help reduce their wildfire risk

05/06/2021

Tax Season is Coming – Prepare for Preparation
It is almost that time again - tax season! Unlike deer season or snook season, we don't have a tasty reward to look forward to after meeting all the requirements, but we may have a hefty refund coming! Just like hurricane season, preparation is the key to surviving and thriving. As you gather your information and forms for tax preparation, keep some handy tips in mind: Take advantage of free tax preparation services if you

01/26/2021

Water Harvesting with a Rain Barrel
Learn about uses and assembly of rain barrels by watching the video below. Be sure to follow all landscaping ordinances in your community

01/04/2021

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    Love and Money: How to Lose Your Heart without Giving Away Your Wallet
    Relationships are wonderful and difficult at the same time. When it comes to love and money, sometimes our judgement can become clouded

    10/06/2020

    The Basics of Investing
    Part of financial literacy is learning about the basics of investing.  Once you have control of your expenses and can spend less than you make, what do you do with that unspent money? Well, the next step is to make sure the money you don't spend is working for you

    08/26/2020