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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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Biosecurity for 4-H/ FFA Youth Livestock Exhibitors
Animals are an important component of Florida’s agriculture industry and fairs and shows across the state. Livestock shows and exhibition allow youth the opportunity to showcase their animals and educate the general public about food and fiber animal production


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Florida-Friendly Wildflowers 3-part Educational Series
Why Wildflowers? Loss of biodiversity is one of the major threats to the world. Pollen nectar provide food for insects, which help to pollinate our food crops, eat pests, and provide food for other wildlife


Florida 4-H Fosters Civic Engagement
If you want to restore your faith in the future of our democracy, you should tune into live streams of 4-H Day at the Capitol on March 25th. Each year, 4-H youth from all over the state visit the capitol in Tallahassee to meet their legislators and witness government in action


Let’s All Be Fair at the Fair
County fairs have a special place in people's hearts, especially 4-Hers. Many youth spend months preparing their animals for this big day


4-H in Schools Near You
When most people think of 4-H, they think of our traditional clubs, but did you know 4-H programming is available in the classroom through our school enrichment programs? These programs bring the knowledge of our faculty and volunteers directly to students without ever leaving the classroom. They allow youth to participate


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    What Can 4-H Leadership Programs Do For You(th)?
    It's no secret that our older 4-H youth are busy. Between schoolwork, 4-H, part time jobs, helping out at home, and the general stress of being in high school, they have a lot on their plates


    Fair Season Zoonotic Disease Series: Swine
    Every year across the state hundreds of youth exhibit swine in County and State fairs. Raising livestock takes up time and resources for these youth and often the market sale provides a monetary reward for their hard work