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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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3rd Annual Chick Chain Show
Local 4-Hers competed among thirty-two youth that showed 50 hens from Taylor, Madison, Suwannee and Lafayette counties at the Chick Chain show. Hallie Tharpe received 2nd place in the Cloverbud division


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Celebrating Florida Master Naturalist program in Taylor County
The 20th Anniversary celebration of UF/IFAS Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) marks an exciting milestone in the history of a program that has been copied throughout the nation. The 20th Anniversary Festival is a time to reflect upon what the program has meant to each of us, to join like-minded people, and to contribute in any way possible to the perpetuity of this UF/IFAS gem


Prepare for Hurricane Ian
SEPT. 26, 2022 (10 AM) -- Hurricane Ian is approaching the Gulf of Mexico and is on a path to impact the west coast of Florida


Virtual Course helps Mangrove Trimmers Brush Up their Skills
by Ana Zangroniz and Savanna Barry What are mangroves? Mangroves are salt-tolerant trees and shrubs that reside in low-energy, intertidal areas. They like to grow in warm areas, or where the temperatures do not hit lower than freezing for an extended period of time


Rainy Season on Way; Collect Rainwater – Many Uses – Better for Plants
So where does all the water from a summer rainstorm go? It rushes off rooftops onto yards and driveways; from there it picks up fertilizers, pesticides, and other chemical pollutants before flowing into a nearby storm drain. This stormwater runoff transports the pollutants back into our groundwater system


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    Renegades Horse Club Members Compete at Area North
    The Taylor County 4-H Renegades horse club recently traveled to Clay County for the Area Horse show. Two local youths competed and qualified for the State Horse Show that will be held in July


    Egg-tremely Educational
    4-H Embryology project If you have visited Taylor County Primary School recently, you discovered more than just students learning. You also encountered more than 60 fertilized eggs in incubators