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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.

Contact

sumter@ifas.ufl.edu
352-569-6862
7620 SR 471 Suite 2
Bushnell, Florida 33513-8716

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Small Ruminants for Small Properties
People who own ‘small acreage’ usually look to have some ‘small agriculture’ that perhaps enhances their income or enhances their rural lifestyle. Poultry are a popular choice because they are relatively easy to manage

08/16/2022

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Apply for the Sumter County Master Gardener Volunteer Class!
      Do you enjoy gardening and want to know more about gardening in central Florida? Is conserving and protecting water quality important to you? Does acquiring new skills or expertise learned in workshops or classes challenge you? Do you enjoy sharing what you know with others? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Sumter County Master Gardener Volunteer program could be for you! Applications are ready.

06/23/2022

Extension 101: Agriculture Agents
Your county UF/IFAS Extension office houses agents with expertise in many different fields; depending upon your needs and interests, you may be familiar with some of our agents, but not others. This is the first in a series that will explore the work extension agents do in the field

08/18/2022

Wild Pigs
Common Name: Wild Pig, Wild Hog, Feral Swine Status: Invasive Species Scientific Name: Sus scrofa  Occurrence: Year-round resident throughout Florida Identification: The average wild pig can be about three foot tall, and over five feet long. Average weight can be 75lbs to over 250lbs

08/03/2022

My First Florida 4-H Legislature Experience: Insights from a 4-H Agent to Senior 4-H’ers and their Parents
In June of this year, I had the opportunity to attend my very first Florida 4-H Legislature session. Although I grew up as a Florida 4-H’er and heard this event mentioned over the years, I never knew what it was or attended; something I deeply regret in retrospect! Florida 4-H Legislature, often referred to as “Leg” (pronounced “ledge”), is a mock legislative session held every summer in Tallahassee at the state capitol

07/27/2022

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    Just Rolled into the Clinic: Cercospora leaf spot on Blackberry
    Subject: Blackberry Background: This blackberry sample from a commercial nursery in Central Florida was showing signs of brown, angular spots with reddish-purple borders. The spots were limited to the lower portion of the plant

    06/28/2022

    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.

    05/12/2022