UF/IFAS Extension
Highlands County

The Cooperative Extension Service is nationwide and was established by the Smith-Lever Act of 1914. It is a partnership between state land grant universities, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the county governments throughout the nation.

Contact

highlands@ifas.ufl.edu
(863) 402-6540
4509 George Blvd.
Sebring, FL 33875

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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The Story of My 4-H (Professional) Life
There are many questions that 4-H agents are asked on a daily basis. Among the most frequently asked are usually, “What do you do exactly” “What’s a typical day like for a 4-H agent?” and “What made you choose this profession?” There’s no short answer to any of these questions and they are different for each individual 4-H agent

11/06/2017

What's Going on Near You

Highlands County Master Gardener Plant Sale Set to be the Best Ever!
The Highlands County Master Gardeners have been working hard all year for what should culminate as their best plant sale ever. Saturday, November 18th from  9 am until 3 pm they will be filling the Bert J Harris Agriculture Civic Center's OS "Sam" Polston Auditorium from one end to the other with beautiful plants

11/09/2017

RoboCalls Are On The Rise
Robocalls – those annoying unsolicited calls to your home phone or your mobile phone where you hear some cryptic recorded message designed to keep you on the line or make you call a number for more information. As someone who is registered on both the federal and Florida Do Not Call List, I don't expect to get them

08/18/2017

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

Disaster Relief Program
In the quake of Hurricane Irma, the Farm Service Agency (FSA) is releasing a 75% cost share program called the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) disaster relief program to help rehabilitate farmland.  There is no Average Gross Income (AGI) requirements and the funds will not be divided between other programs or among participants

10/31/2017

Diabetes: Know the Facts
What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a condition in which the body has difficulty making or using insulin.  Insulin is a hormone that controls the amount of glucose (sugar) in our blood

08/27/2017

Local Events Calendar

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    RoboCalls Are On The Rise
    Robocalls – those annoying unsolicited calls to your home phone or your mobile phone where you hear some cryptic recorded message designed to keep you on the line or make you call a number for more information. As someone who is registered on both the federal and Florida Do Not Call List, I don't expect to get them

    08/18/2017

    Your Credit Report is Really Free – and Really Important
    I saw a meme the other day on social media that seemed to say that someone was glad they were nearly broke because at least they wouldn't be a victim of identify theft. It was all I could do to refrain from commenting with all the reasons why this post wasn't accurate! Although I felt it my duty, I also realize that no one appreciates the various grammar and content 'nazis' found on facebook - best to just keep calm and scroll on

    08/10/2017