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UF/IFAS Extension
Suwannee County

Welcome to the UF/IFAS Extension in Suwannee County website. From learning principles of proper nutrition to growing profitable crops and helping youth develop leadership skills and self esteem. Suwannee County's Extension offers a wealth of practical information for the citizens of our county.

Contact

suwannee@ifas.ufl.edu
(386) 362-2771
1302 11th Street SW
Live Oak, FL 32064

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Question of the Day- What makes beef palatable?
Florida and the Beef Market The primary product of the Florida cattle industry is weaned calves heading out of state.  This is due to that fact that there aren't enough facilities close to Florida to raise all of these animals to a finished or end weight and process them

05/16/2019

What's Going on in Florida

Here is What’s Trending in Wineries
As the Baby Boomer generation ages, they are drinking less wine due to health reasons. So too, with the Millennial's

07/17/2019

High Blood Pressure
Like most people, you probably know someone that has high blood pressure also called "hypertension."  Based on data from 2018, there are now more than 100 million Americans suffering from this disease

10/28/2018

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

Functional Foods
These days, it is not hard to find food advertisements that claim to do everything from supporting weight loss to reducing the risk of chronic disease.  There are, however, a very particular group of foods  promoted as "superfoods

11/12/2018

The Annual Suwannee Valley Fall Harvest Experience Kicks Off!
Each year during the fall harvest season, public schools from all around North Florida send youth to the Fall Harvest Experience located at the North Florida Research and Education Center-Suwannee Valley in Live Oak. In addition to hosting student participants from public schools, 4H members from around the region have also been invited to attend on a special

10/30/2018

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    High Blood Pressure
    Like most people, you probably know someone that has high blood pressure also called "hypertension."  Based on data from 2018, there are now more than 100 million Americans suffering from this disease

    10/28/2018

    Peanut Fun Facts
    Nutritional Facts: Peanuts provide a delicious and accessible source of protein to the human diet.  Peanuts are considered a legume and are related to beans, lentils, and soy

    07/01/2018