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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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Parent Guided/Student Driven Plan for High Schoolers
Now that kids are settling in to their school routines and the academics sessions are in full gear, it is a great time to begin the discussion and planning to ensure your child’s success well out of high school.  Setting Goals Help your child plan for their future, remember, a plan is a point of departure, consider it a fluid document that can change


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Learn how to restore marine habitats
Marine habitats Marine habitats such as seagrass meadows, coral reefs, and sponge beds are some of the most threatened on the planet. UF/IFAS and Florida Sea Grant Extension agents in the Nature Coast work a lot on marine habitat restoration projects


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


Taylor 4H Member Shares Swine Knowledge
Grand Champion Swine Winner Shares Her Knowledge with Fellow 4-H Members As the North Florida Livestock Show and Sale exhibitors begin their search for their project, Taylor County 4-H Member Liz Newman prepared a tip sheet to educate her club on how to select a prospect for show. The North Florida Livestock show, and sale is slated for February 21-24, 2021


There is No WiFi in the Woods, But a Better Connection
The change of seasons here in North Florida provides a time to encourage kids to put away the tablets and phones and get in touch with the outdoors.  Youth need time to reconnect with nature


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    Cherry Lake Day Camp – Where Learning Meets Fun
    Have you ever walked into somewhere and the smell brought back wonderful memories?  For a Taylor County 4-H counselor walking into the dining hall at 4-H Camp Cherry Lake this summer reminded him of lots of great memories of his time at 4-H Camp. The thought of how much youth need these types of experiences even during a pandemic made the


    Recreational Scallop Season 2021
    Nothing says summer in the Nature Coast like the start of scalloping. Starting tomorrow, June 15th, thousands will splash into the clear water searching through carpets of seagrass for bay scallops