UF/IFAS Extension
Putnam County

The University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is a federal, state, and county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences.

Contact

putnam@ifas.ufl.edu
(386) 329-0318
111 Yelvington Rd., Suite 1
East Palatka, FL 32131

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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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

What's Going on Near You

Want to see manatees? Consider a trip to Blue Spring State Park this winter.
Manatees are sometimes described as being so ugly that they are cute :) These marine mammals are well-loved in Florida. It is not uncommon to see them swimming in the intracoastal waterway or St

01/03/2018

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

Reflections and Resolutions
You see it often this time of year. The year in review, the top ten stories for the past year, things to work on in the year ahead

12/22/2017

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

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

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    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

    Emergency savings
    Emergency savings can help cover expenses Building an emergency savings fund is a difficult but necessary task for many families. Having an emergency savings fund may be the most important distinction between those who manage to stay afloat and those who are sinking financially

    08/19/2017