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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

(386) 496-2321
15120 SW 84th Street
Lake Butler, FL 32054-1701


Monday - Friday
8am - 4:30pm

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Kicking Your Salt Habit
How much salt do you eat every day? Maybe it’s from a few shakes of a saltshaker or a can of soup or a deli sandwich.  Sodium is found in two main sources in our diet, packaged/processed foods and by directly adding it from a saltshaker or while cooking


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DIY Container Garden with Draped Hypertufa
Perfect for seasonal gardens and great for gift giving. You'll create a unique, one of a kind, draped container using portland cement infused fabric


The View from Two Months In
Hello all, and welcome to a brand new year! I’ve been Dean of UF/IFAS Extension now for a little over two months. When I first started, I received a piece of advice from SVP Scott Angle: “Above all, just have fun!” he told me


January 24 is National Peanut Butter Day
Sandwiched between National Pie Day (Jan. 23) and National Irish Coffee Day (Jan


UF/IFAS, UF College of Medicine combine to offer health screenings for farmworkers
WIMAUMA, Fla. --- With about 200,000 migrant farmworkers in Florida, UF/IFAS Extension and the UF College of Medicine will screen as many as possible for various health conditions and give them nutrition information to help improve access to much-needed health care


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    Can you give me a list of trees which fare better in storms?
    First, the faster growing trees often have the weakest limb attachments which is the reason so many people choose live oaks.  I am going to provide you with a list of trees for this area which start with the highest wind resistance going down to lowest


    Florida Land Steward Update, January 14, 2022
    2022 GREETINGS! We are gearing up for another year of service to Florida’s private landowners, foresters, natural resource professionals, extension community, and others involved in the management and conservation of our forests and natural resources. Despite the continued challenges with COVID variants we are planning to get back to some in-person events and tours, and we’ll again be making good use of virtual meeting