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UF/IFAS Extension
Sumter County

The University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension Sumter County is a Federal, State, and County government partnership for the purpose of providing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences to the public.

7620 SR 471 Suite 2
Bushnell, Florida 33513-8716


Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Edibles for the Fall to Winter to Spring Garden
At t=the local grocery store produce department,  so many different vegetables that may be purchased at any time, whether in season or not!  Vegetables that are always available include tomatoes, peppers, yellow squash, zucchini, lettuce, potatoes, and more.  However, when visiting a late fall-winter vegetable garden, the vegetables being grown are obviously those in season


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This Thanksgiving, Thank a Farmer
This Thanksgiving Day, families and friends across the country will gather to show gratitude for our good fortune by sitting down together over a meal. Not just any meal, but a proper feast, with multiple courses, side dishes, appetizers and desserts


Plant Camellias for Winter Interest in your Garden
Camellias are a delightful evergreen, flowering shrub choice for your fall to winter garden in Sumter County.   Camellias came to America from Asia in the late 1700, and  since 1900 southern gardeners have been planting them in their gardens


Stress and Cattle and Beef Quality Assurance
We all know that stress is not good for us and leads to health problems. Stress can also be detrimental to cattle in ways we may not easily see


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    Was your power out? Check indoor humidity
    If your power goes out, when it comes back on, check your indoor humidity.  Without electricity you have not had air circulation or removed moisture from the air with air conditioning or a dehumidifier


    Each Patient Needs a Family Advocate
    If your child is having their tonsils removed or your grandma is having a serious medical crisis in intensive care, each patient needs a family advocate. You are not always allowed in the room and sometimes they are not allowed to stay overnight