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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Take Charge of Your Health – Schedule Your Annual Health Exams
Get a healthy start to the New Year by resolving to take better care of yourself. Begin your healthy journey with the foundations of basic care – health exams and screenings

01/17/2018

What's Going on Near You

Take Charge of Your Diabetes – Free Program starts Feb. 5, 2018
FREE 11-session self-management education program for adults with type 2 diabetes.  This class will meet on Mondays, from Feb

01/09/2018

You Be The Judge
During the holiday season when most of us are distracted by plans for sharing and caring for others, scammers are in overdrive planning JUST THE OPPOSITE!  Said another way, the good guys plan to give and the scammers plan to take. Its one thing to be reminded to be on extra alert during the holiday season, but the reality is that the bad guys up their game, rendering their criminality harder to detect

12/19/2017

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

Time to Move from Holiday Mode to Healthy Mode
The holiday season is over, but somehow the experiences of years past didn’t help remind us that overindulgence during the holiday can quickly add excess pounds. A scenario many of us relive every year

01/05/2018

National Healthcare Decisions Day is Wednesday, April 16, 2018
In 2010, the Associated Press found less than 30 percent of Americans reported having an advance directive, yet according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a 2005 study found nearly 70 percent of Americans die in a hospital, nursing home or long-term-care facility, and only 25 percent die at home. Concerns about care at the end of life are as unique as the individual receiving the care, but we commonly defer to loved ones and

01/05/2018

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    You Be The Judge
    During the holiday season when most of us are distracted by plans for sharing and caring for others, scammers are in overdrive planning JUST THE OPPOSITE!  Said another way, the good guys plan to give and the scammers plan to take. Its one thing to be reminded to be on extra alert during the holiday season, but the reality is that the bad guys up their game, rendering their criminality harder to detect

    12/19/2017

    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