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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


Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Hay Bale Decorating Contest 2019
If you have passed by the Extension Office on CR 136 in Live Oak during the past month, you may have noticed some colorful decor on the side of the road. These hay bale creations were created by nine of our community clubs and one of our creative staff members


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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 -


Gardening Helps Reduce Stress and Anxiety in Youth
Gardening can make a great impact on the mental health of youth. There are many ways to get youth interested and involved in gardening! Gardening's Impact of Youths Mental Health


Horse Herald- Inside the Horse’s Mouth
Your horse has one set of permanent teeth and it is important to help maintain their dental health as horses life spans increase. Read the edition of the Horse Herald below to learn about equine dentistry and what's really in your horse's mouth


Horse Herald- Basics of Coat Colors
Did you know a horse's coat begins with one of two colors? Whether breeding horses, or just interested in your horses coat colors, this newsletter edition is for you! Sign up at the end the article to receive the Horse Herald directly in your email inbox! Click Here & Register to receive the Horse Herald right to your inbox!.


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    Horse Herald- Trail Riding Safety
    Horseback Riders are out on the trail year round. It is important to take proactive steps in order to have a fun and safe trail riding experience


    Splitting Up Large Groups for Activities
    I don't know about you, but I always cringe a little bit when an educator comes down the line counting off “1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2” to split up into small groups. It certainly gets the job done, but we can do better