UF/IFAS Extension
Marion County

UF/IFAS Extension Marion County is a cooperation between the Marion County Board of County Commissioners and the University of Florida to deliver relevant, research-based education programs that result in healthy people, healthy environments and healthy economies.

Contact

extensionservice@marioncountyfl.org
(352) 671-8400
2232 NE Jacksonville Rd
Ocala, FL 34470

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Food Safety for Leftovers
Preparing extra food certainly comes in handy when you don’t feel like cooking. However, making sure those leftovers are safe to eat requires special handling

12/15/2017

What's Going on Near You

Florida-Friendly Landscape Challenge
Is your turf maintenance tiring, or terrific?  Is plant care costing you dearly, or worth every penny?  Is your yard hard or easy on your eyes, health, and wallet? Join us for a four-part workshop on how to turn your yard into a Florida-Friendly Landscape.  In four weeks, learn the basic principles to help manage and maintain your landscape while helping you save money, time, and resources

11/28/2017

I Want It Now: The Rent-To-Own Conundrum
With only one more vacation day remaining before he returned to work to begin the New Year, he lounged on his smelly and worn sofa. “…Finishing out the old year watching an old movie in my old living room”, is how he described his thought process that day

11/15/2017

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

Is Food Safety on your Holiday List?
You probably have a long to-do list for the holidays. But, is food safety on that list? For many people, food safety is not a thought until they or someone they know gets foodborne illness from consuming contaminated food or beverages

12/01/2017

A Naked Sweet Potato – What a Novel Idea
Mention sweet potato casserole and most people envision lightly browned marshmallows piled high on cut or mashed sweet potatoes mixed with plenty of brown sugar, maple syrup, butter, pecans, and extra marshmallows just in case it isn’t sweet enough. Sweet potatoes are a classic Thanksgiving ingredient

11/16/2017

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    I Want It Now: The Rent-To-Own Conundrum
    With only one more vacation day remaining before he returned to work to begin the New Year, he lounged on his smelly and worn sofa. “…Finishing out the old year watching an old movie in my old living room”, is how he described his thought process that day

    11/15/2017

    Sealing Air Leakage
    Reducing the amount of air that leaks in and out of your home is a cost-effective way to cut heating and cooling costs. Caulking and weather-stripping are two simple and effective air-sealing techniques that offer quick returns on investment, often one year or less

    11/14/2017