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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.

(386) 362-2771
1302 11th Street SW
Live Oak, FL 32064


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8am - 5pm

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Immunization and Chronic Disease
National Immunization Awareness Month August is National Immunization Awareness month.   Each year, this observance emphasizes the importance of vaccination for people of all ages


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2019 Suwannee Valley Youth Livestock Show and Sale
With deadlines approaching for the 2019 Suwannee Valley Youth Livestock Show and Sale (SVYLSS), it is a good time to start planning for the year. Below is the important information to keep in mind: Important Dates November 1, 2018 - 4HOnline Registration and Membership Fees due; Entry forms due to local Extension Office (NEW RULE) December 8, 2018 -


NFREC Quincy—100 Years of Service and Adaptation
It was the summer of 1978. I had just graduated with a BS degree in Agronomy from the Ohio State University


Celebrate National Watermelon Month
National Watermelon Month July is National Watermelon Month. As the name implies, watermelons are made of mostly water


Celebrate National Dairy Month
 June is National Dairy month, so grab yourself a nice cold glass of milk and celebrate! The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that we meet our food group needs with nutrient-dense foods and beverages. These foods provide vitamins, minerals, and other health-promoting components


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    Topic Tuesday: Stink Bugs
    The ag sector thrives throughout Suwannee County and for producers to continue to be successful, they require up-to-date information on new emerging crops. One research project being conducted at the NFREC-SV is examining Calabaza Squash as a new emerging crop for north Florida led by Dr


    What’s Wrong with My Perennial Peanut?
    Perennial peanut has many benefits as both a ground cover and forage. In fact, one of its best features is its resistance to nematodes, pathogens, and drought