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UF/IFAS Extension
Union County

The Union County Extension Office is a cooperatively funded service of the University of Florida / IFAS/ Extension in a partnership with USDA and the Union County Board of County Commissioners

Contact

union@ifas.ufl.edu
(386) 496-2321
15120 SW 84th Street
Lake Butler, FL 32054-1701

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 4:30pm

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Get Health Benefits this Summer! Focus on Fruits and Vegetables 
Want to get healthier this summer? As part of an overall healthy diet, eating fruits and vegetables, that are lower in calories, instead of some other higher-calorie food, may be useful in helping to lower calorie intake and lower body weight. Eating a diet rich in vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet may reduce your risk for heart disease, including heart attack and stroke

07/01/2022

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UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Agriculture, Horticulture Agent
Let's all WELCOME our new Wakulla County Extension Agriculture, Horticulture Agent Khadejah Scott!   MEET OUR NEW VALUABLE TEAM MEMBER The UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Office team are all excited to announce our much-requested Extension Agriculture, Horticulture Agent Khadejah Scott, (Kuh-Dee-Juh) who will be.

06/30/2022

4-H Leg: 50 Years of Giving Youth a Voice in Government
There’s a famous quote, often attributed to Mahatma Gandhi, that we must “be the change we wish to see in the world.” Few of us take the opportunity to meet that challenge

06/20/2022

Florida Farm Pests: Fruit Flies (Drosophila ssp.)
If you have seen flies flying around your ripe fruits, it is probably a fruit fly.  Drosophila (a genus of flies that includes the family Drosophilidae), also known as small fruit flies, are a common pest in Florida all-year-round

07/01/2022

Plagas de Las Fincas de Florida: Mosca de la fruta (Drosophila ssp.)
Si ha visto moscas volando alrededor de sus frutas maduras, probablemente sea una mosca de la fruta. Drosophila (un género de moscas que incluye a la familia Drosophilidae), también conocidas como pequeñas moscas de la fruta, son una plaga común en Florida durante todo el año, especialmente durante el final del verano/otoño

07/01/2022

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    Fertilizer RESTRICTED in Orange County 6/1-9/30
    No nitrogen or phosphorus fertilizers in Orange County landscapes 6/1 - 9/30 because too much of it ends up in our water. The reason we have fertilizer regulation is because water quality is measured and managed, and pollution levels are too high

    06/30/2022

    Remote work and circular health
    Remote working During the pandemic, tens of millions of workers, mostly office workers, were suddenly forced to work from home (WFH). In the beginning, there were many difficulties to address, especially when children were attending school online, houses were unorganized and families were unaccustomed to working in the same, often tight, spaces

    06/28/2022