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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

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UF Honors Veterans at Free Family Fishing Event
By Kim Scotto-Kelley GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The UF/IFAS School of Forest Resources and Conservation (SFRC) will host its final Family Fishing Day of the year on Saturday, Nov

11/07/2019

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

Camellias Offer Fall/Winter Color
Ask Master Gardener JoAnn Green After enjoying the lovely colors of wildflowers and leaves changing in September and October, there are few plants in my landscape that offer a punch of color in late fall like camellias.  I planted a large bed of sasanqua camellias for my husband whose birthday is in November in hopes that we could celebrate him with flowers each year

11/01/2019

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