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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 Tues - Fri 1 p.m.-3; Sat 9 a.m. - 11

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Food Safety Is Everyone’s Issue
When you've been part of the restaurant business, the issue of food safety plays a large part in selecting where you dine out. Those who inspect restaurant businesses want everyone to make food safety their issue

03/08/2019

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Agamas “Rainbow Lizards” on the Treasure Coast: A Florida Master Naturalist Final Project
For their Florida Master Naturalist Uplands course final project, Marko Sillanpaa and Chloe Lloyd conducted observational research on Agama agama on the Florida Treasure Coast.  I served as overall course instructor and Ellen Butler served as their final project manager

05/05/2019

Tools for Moving People Out of Poverty
Several months ago, I wrote about perceptions of poverty and mentioned some programs around the country aimed at alleviating poverty.  Today I want to remind readers about two existing tools that, used together, can make a huge impact in moving people out of poverty

10/01/2018

Let’s Walk Florida is Coming to Pasco County!
We all know by now that living a sedentary lifestyle is not healthy.  Countless studies show its association with obesity, cancer, and other chronic conditions

07/17/2019

Human and Environmental Risks for the Use of Glyphosate Herbicide in Weed Control
Glyphosate is an herbicide commonly used in Florida landscapes and agriculture.  UF/IFAS is committed to safety and supports integrated pest management as the first line of defense against weeds and other pests, including the use of glyphosate herbicide and other pesticides

11/02/2018

Lawn Service Business Basics – What Not To Do
Years ago I had a lawn service business.  My spouse and I decided we needed some extra income

11/01/2018

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    Tools for Moving People Out of Poverty
    Several months ago, I wrote about perceptions of poverty and mentioned some programs around the country aimed at alleviating poverty.  Today I want to remind readers about two existing tools that, used together, can make a huge impact in moving people out of poverty

    10/01/2018

    Hurricane Insurance Considerations
    Living in Florida has benefits and drawbacks just as anywhere but here we have the additional stress of watching the tropics for developing storms from June 1 to November 30. Our local emergency management officials work hard to inform Florida residents of preparations to take in advance of an approaching storm

    09/11/2018