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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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2019 Air Potato Challenge Day Events: Information and Registration
The UF/IFAS Extension St Lucie County and the UF/IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center are teaming up with partner agencies to conduct Air Potato Challenge Days in 2019.  During these events, residents and public land managers struggling with invasive air potato can come to the Challenge event location to learn about this invasive pest plant and receive a supply of air potato leaf beetles for use on their properties

05/14/2019

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

Closing up your Florida home: security considerations
In our final post to this six-part series, we will provide some security considerations as you prepare your home for an extended stay away. Whether you are leaving for a month or several months, you want to protect your home from intruders

05/17/2019

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

    Resilience – A Skill for Success
    Resilience.  Its a word I hadn't thought much about until I attended a training on it

    08/06/2018