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Sumter County

UF/IFAS is here to help! At this time, we are open to the public by appointment only beginning on Monday, June 8th, 2020. If you find yourself needing to see someone in person, you are strongly encouraged to call the office for an appointment. We look forward to working with you, stay safe!

7620 SR 471 Suite 2
Bushnell, Florida 33513-8716


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Sumter 4-H Summer Camps 2022!
Written by Dakota Cantrell, Sumter County 4-H Program Assistant   Summer is approaching fast, and school will be out soon! Parents, are you looking for summer activities for your youth members? Sumter County 4-H is offering 5 weeks of summer day camps! Spaces are limited so register early! Registration information can be found at the end!   4-H Summer Camp Offerings  There are three weeks for kids ages 14 - 18 years old as of.


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What are the judges REALLY looking for on County Events Day?
How hard would it be to play a game if no one told you the rules or how to win? How would you feel? How long would it hold your interest? If you kept trying again and again but continued to lose, would you keep playing? Often, youth go into contests without knowing what they need to do to be successful. While winning isn't everything, losing certainly isn't fun! When preparing for a 4-H competition or exhibition, it's important to familiarize


This Hurricane Season, Be Prepared for Anything
The 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1. Are you ready? Maybe you think you’re ready—you’ve got some bottled water and canned goods to last a few days


Enhancing Your Scholarly Works Series – Tips That Can Help You Publish
In a 2021 in-service-training, Scholarship in Extension 2.0 Virtual Workshop, the Central District Regional Specialized Agents (RSAs) and Associate District Extension Director (DED) reviewed program development implementation and evaluation, as well as the need for a “diversified scholarship portfolio” (Adams, et al, 2005)


Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) in Florida
Florida now has confirmed cases of Bird Flu, which is Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI).  While the cases in Brevard, Palm Beach and Volusia Counties were detected in wild birds, poultry owners need to be vigilant


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    Enhancing Your Scholarly Works Series – Awards and Recognition for Extension Professionals
    As we wrap up the old year and before we begin diving into the new year, it is important that we take time to reflect on the highlights of our programing efforts from this past year. These highlights can then be transformed into award winning programs if we dedicate time to “toot our own horn” and submit such programs for professional awards


    Wildlife and Invasive Species Education (WISE) Species Profile: Hooded Merganser
    Common Name: Hooded Merganser Status: Native Species Scientific Name: Lophodytes cucullatus Occurrence: Winter Resident Identification: Both the male and female species can be identified separately based on their own unique coloration, known as sexual dimorphism. Both males and females average 15 to 19" in length and have a wingspan of up to 26"