UF/IFAS Extension
Lake County

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

Contact

lake@ifas.ufl.edu
(352)-343-4101
1951 Woodlea Rd.
Tavares, FL 32778

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Food Safety Tips for the Holidays
With the holidays around the corner, food is an important element during the festivities. If you’re preparing for a big holiday meal make sure to take safety precautions in order to avoid foodborne illness

11/19/2017

What's Going on Near You

Celebrate Local Ag!
By Lloyd Singleton, Extension Agent II What does a distillery in Yalaha, a high-tech hydroponic farm in Groveland, an heirloom veggie and fruit grower in Okahumpka, and a citrus processing plant in Leesburg have in common? 1) They are all local Lake county agri-businesses, and 2) they are all stops on our upcoming Farm Tour! This 8th annual bus tour is sponsored in part by Florida Farm Bureau of Lake County and Farm Credit of Central Florida.

10/29/2017

Protect Your Skin
By Mia Wilchcombe, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent Most people want to have beautiful, radiant, and wrinkle-free skin but do not understand the damage that occur regularly due to external factors. Sunlight, pollution, hygiene practices, tanning beds, chemicals, smoking, and your diet can all affect the health of your skin and potentially lead to skin cancer

10/11/2017

Hurricanes, Dairy Cows and the State Agricultural Response Team
I grew up on a Pennsylvania dairy farm before studying animal sciences and working as an Extension agriculture dairy agent. Needless to say, I’ve been around a few cows over the years

10/30/2017

Healthy Cooking for 1 or 2
By Mia Wilchcombe, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent Perhaps you’re single, a college student, widowed, or empty-nesters. Cooking for one or two people can be difficult

10/22/2017

Health Benefits of Gardening
By Mia Wilchcombe, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent In addition to providing nutritious fruits and vegetables, gorgeous landscaping and beautiful flowers for decoration, gardening offers a variety of health benefits. Fall is the perfect time to dig deep into the soil and start reaping all of the rewards that gardening can bring

10/15/2017

Local Events Calendar

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    Protect Your Skin
    By Mia Wilchcombe, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent Most people want to have beautiful, radiant, and wrinkle-free skin but do not understand the damage that occur regularly due to external factors. Sunlight, pollution, hygiene practices, tanning beds, chemicals, smoking, and your diet can all affect the health of your skin and potentially lead to skin cancer

    10/11/2017

    Key Steps for Disaster Planning
    By: Mia Wilchcombe, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent   As Floridians, it’s important to realize that a natural disaster or other potential emergencies can occur at any time. Everyone should be prepared and develop an emergency plan, disaster kit, and know where to go if an evacuation is needed

    08/18/2017