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UF/IFAS Extension

From learning principles of proper nutrition to growing profitable crops - from helping youth develop leadership skills and self esteem to creating artificial reefs - Taylor County's Extension Service offers a wealth of practical information for the citizens of our county.

(850) 838-3508
203 Forest Park Dr.
Perry, FL 32348


Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Sorting scallops: A cooperative approach to fisheries management.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is the agency responsible for evaluating the status of scallop populations in Florida's Gulf of Mexico waters. FWC uses pre-season counts to estimate the size of the harvestable population


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This Thanksgiving, Thank a Farmer
This Thanksgiving Day, families and friends across the country will gather to show gratitude for our good fortune by sitting down together over a meal. Not just any meal, but a proper feast, with multiple courses, side dishes, appetizers and desserts


Challenges to scallop population survey in Taylor County, Florida
Traditionally the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) have evaluated the status of scallop populations in Florida Gulf of Mexico waters. Specially through the pre-season counts to estimate the size of the harvestable population


A Diverse Pollinator Plant; Serving Bees, Butterflies and Moths into the Fall Season.
The Swamp Sunflower Helianthus angustifolius, is a good choice to add diversity to a pollinator garden because of their lengthy bloom time, summer through fall. These flowers are a great pollinator attractor especially to bees and butterflies during fall season


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    Hands on Agricultural Experience for 5th Graders
    Ag Day in Taylor County October 28th, two hundred and forty-three 5th graders throughout Taylor County had the opportunity to participate in 4-H Agriculture Day. From the time 4-H Agriculture Day was created in 1997, more than 6,000 fifth graders, plus their teacher and parent chaperones have learned more about Florida Agriculture and natural resources


    Be Mindful: Eating Increases in the Fall
    It is that time of year when it starts to get dark earlier, the days get cooler, football and school is in full swing—in other words, it is the beginning of Fall. And something else happens as well: we start eating more