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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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Donor marsh at Duke Energy Mariculture Center making donations!
In 2018, we worked with Duke Energy’s Mariculture Center in Crystal River to establish a large salt marsh nursery in one of their culture ponds. We needed the donor marsh because habitat restoration requires access to plant material


What's Going on in Florida

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


A Boost for Hernando County’s Scallop Season
Over the last year, a team of volunteers worked hard to help give the bay scallop population off Hernando's coast a much-needed boost. These volunteers go by the name of "Scallop Sitters


February Marks American Heart Month
American Heart Month isn’t just for celebrating love. February also reminds us to take care of our heart and consider our risk factors


Creative Kids in the Kitchen
A cooking club is a no-brainer. Kids love food and enjoy the responsibility of making it and sharing it with others


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    Healthy Superbowl Recipes That Won’t Leave You Feeling Sacked
    While this Sunday evening will be all about football, we can’t deny that food is just as important. Here are a few recipes to bring your “A” game to the any Superbowl party and still eat healthy


    Take-all root rot, whether you like it or not!
    If you have had issues with declining turf during the Summer and early Fall, it could be take-all!  Take-all root rot loves to come out to play in the hot, wet Florida Summers and early Fall. Take-all root rot is a disease that is naturally present on the roots of warm season turf, so that means it is probably chillin’ in your Florida yard right now