UF/IFAS Extension
St Lucie County 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

lachancec@ufl.edu
(772) 462-1660
8400 Picos Road, Ste 101
Fort Pierce, FL 34945

Hours

Main Office: Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm
South County: Morningside Branch Library Tues - Fri 1 p.m.-3; Sat 9 a.m. - 11

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Income Tax Refund Roundup
Now that the holidays are behind us, many of us are already thinking of our Income Tax Refund. As you eagerly await your filing documents, let me provide you some food for thought about your options this tax season

01/19/2018

What's Going on in Florida

Spring 2018 Nature Coast Master Naturalist Courses
A Perfect Backdrop for Learning Florida’s Nature Coast provides an ideal natural classroom. Even the casual onlooker will easily observe diverse ecological interactions

01/19/2018

St Lucie County Awarded for Sea Turtle Conservation
Members of the St Lucie County Board of County Commissioner’s Sea Turtle Friendly Beaches Working Group were recognized for their innovative outreach efforts and dedication to residents and visitors working to protect sea turtles during nesting season. The Treasure Coast Chapter of the Florida Association of Environmental Professionals (TCC-FAEP) recognized the working group’s co-chairs, Ken Gioeli (UF/IFAS Extension St Lucie County Natural

12/08/2017

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

Set a Goal to Build Wealth in 2018
Now that the holidays are behind us, we all get to work on the goals we set for 2018. And just a reminder - when you write your goals down, you are 42% more likely to accomplish them (go get something to write on - quick!)

01/02/2018

Consumer Alert: PACE loans
PACE loans are being touted across the country and recently here in Florida as a great way to retrofit your home with energy and cost saving technology. You can get a low-interest, no-money-down loan using the equity in your home to install solar panels, better HVAC systems and more

12/21/2017

Local Events Calendar

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    St Lucie County Awarded for Sea Turtle Conservation
    Members of the St Lucie County Board of County Commissioner’s Sea Turtle Friendly Beaches Working Group were recognized for their innovative outreach efforts and dedication to residents and visitors working to protect sea turtles during nesting season. The Treasure Coast Chapter of the Florida Association of Environmental Professionals (TCC-FAEP) recognized the working group’s co-chairs, Ken Gioeli (UF/IFAS Extension St Lucie County Natural

    12/08/2017

    Business Insurance for Your Home Based Business?
    As a businessperson, you probably know that liability insurance is a must, but do you really need additional property insurance if your business is based in your own home? Picture this - you are in business for yourself, building a lawn service company and its going really well. You've heard from one of your neighbors that some things have been disappearing from yards overnight so you decide it would be smart to keep your trailer of new

    11/13/2017