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UF/IFAS Extension
Volusia County

UF/IFAS Extension Volusia County is a partnership between State, Federal and County governments for the purpose of providing scientific knowledge and expertise to the public.

Contact

volusia@ifas.ufl.edu
(386) 822-5778
3100 E. New York Avenue
DeLand, FL 32724

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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How can Florida Agriculture influence what you buy?
Who do you trust when deciding what to buy? According to the recent ExpertVoice Consumer Trust Panel, when deciding what to buy, only 4% of consumers trust celebrity endorsements and only 7% trust sponsored athletes.  When a 500 consumer panel was surveyed, Eighty-three percent indicated that close relationships from friends and family members were trusted the more for recommendations followed by 52% from co-workers

08/24/2018

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Locally Grown in Osceola County Starts June 1st
Are you looking for something to do over the summer? Are you looking for opportunities to be healthier, spend time outdoors, and do some budget-friendly activities? The University of Florida/IFAS Extension office in Osceola County is offering a three-part program called Healthy Florida Lifestyle: Locally Grown in Osceola County. Come learn about the county you call home by participating in a program that engages the mind, body, and

05/21/2019

Enjoying Fresh Fruit ~ Ripen On its Own or Ripen at Home?
Have you ever purchased fresh fruit, expecting it to ripen at home, and it never does? Perhaps you bought a pint of strawberries and noticed a few green ones at the bottom of the container. Well, no matter how long you wait, those green strawberries will never turn red and juicy

09/20/2017

Closing up your Florida home: security considerations
In our final post to this six-part series, we will provide some security considerations as you prepare your home for an extended stay away. Whether you are leaving for a month or several months, you want to protect your home from intruders

05/17/2019

Winter squash are nutritious and tasty
Winter squash Winter squash are hard-skinned edible members of the gourd family. In contrast to tender, young summer squash, winter squash are harvested at a mature stage when the skins have grown hard

10/12/2017

This Fruit is Anything But Sweet
Mention fruit for dessert and you typically think of something sweet to end a savory meal. From apples to watermelon and most everything in between, but there are exceptions, and avocado is one of them

10/06/2017

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    Enjoying Fresh Fruit ~ Ripen On its Own or Ripen at Home?
    Have you ever purchased fresh fruit, expecting it to ripen at home, and it never does? Perhaps you bought a pint of strawberries and noticed a few green ones at the bottom of the container. Well, no matter how long you wait, those green strawberries will never turn red and juicy

    09/20/2017

    Juice … Not Just Another Beverage
    Don’t be fooled when it comes to choosing your drink. There is a big nutrition difference between juice and other beverages

    09/19/2017