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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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Benefits of Stretching and Flexibility Exercises
The COVID-19 pandemic has led many of us to alter our usual routines. With such dramatic changes, including access and comfort with going to the gym or fitness centers, we are all more open to negative mental and physical health problems


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From the Ground Up workshop set for January 2022
January is not always the nicest of times to be working in a Florida garden. Why not spend the day with Master Gardener Volunteers learning about Northeast Florida gardening and getting ideas to improve your own landscape at the "From the Ground Up" day of gardening event


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


Don’t Invite Pest to Your Holiday Party
Holiday Food & Festivities With all the food and festivities during the holidays, make sure it isn't an invitation to pesky pests! Pests will eat just about anything, but they might leave you alone if they don't have easy access to food. As you prepare for the party, get rid of clutter around the home- A little clutter may not attract pests, but it does give them places to hide


Does Your Swale Need a Makeover?
The South Florida "swale" or tree lawn/parkway as it is called in other parts of the country, describes the green space between the sidewalk and the street. Swales are designed to hold excess water from rain events, allowing the water to percolate back down to the water table, instead of running off into the streets


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    Florida on Fire, a new episode from Naturally Florida
    Florida ecosystems have evolved with fire as a part of their system. Without periodic and regular exposure to fire, Florida's ecosystems often become unbalanced


    Grocery Shopping for Your Health: Food safety considerations that start at the store
    In our last post in the "Grocery Shopping for Your Health" series, we focused on fish and seafood. Today, we're talking about food safety, starting at the store