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UF/IFAS Extension
Walton County

The UF/IFAS Walton County Extension service is Walton County's direct connection to research based solutions from the Land Grant University. We pride ourselves in excellent customer service, experiential learning opportunities, and programs related to our community's needs.

Contact

walton@ifas.ufl.edu
(850) 892-8172
732 North 9th St
Defuniak Springs, FL 32433

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 4:30pm

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The Mystery of the East Pass
  I am a curious person by nature.  When I first moved to the Emerald Coast, I had many questions about the area

03/24/2021

What's Going on in Florida

The Great Horseshoe Crab Roundup
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) and Florida Sea Grant scientists at the UF Nature Coast Biological Station at Cedar Key have teamed up to assess the horseshoe crab population on Florida Beaches. The Florida Horseshoe Crab Watch survey is held twice a year, during full and new moons of the fall and spring months

10/12/2017

Beneficial Garden Bugs: The Good Flies
Not all bugs are alike.  Some bugs in Florida are garden pests, because they can do a lot of damage to plants, especially during the growing season

06/17/2021

I Heart Seafood
It’s February and for many, our thoughts turn to romance and other things that make the heart happy, like seafood! There is a strong “love” connection between consuming seafood and heart health.  Fish and shellfish are low in saturated fat, high in protein and fairly easy and quick to cook

02/02/2021

A Healthy Table: Virtual Cooking School
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have turned to cooking more meals at home. Preparing meals and eating at home has many benefits

02/02/2021

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    Medicare Scam related to COVID-19 Vaccination
    Medicare Recipients Be Aware! A new scam has emerged as a result of COVID-19.  Scammers use public health emergencies as opportunities for new fraud schemes, and because older adults are at greater risk for serious illness from COVID-19, they may target older populations

    06/18/2021

    Father’s Day feature: a family’s love for the water becomes an act of service
    To the Wetzel family, a perfect day is one spent on the water fishing and enjoying each other’s company. For the past 10 years, they have added a volunteer component to their outdoors time by collecting samples for Florida LAKEWATCH

    06/17/2021