Tailgating is always a great way to spend time with your friends and family before the big game. Food is the constant staple. Whether it is hotdogs or hamburgers, here are a few tips on keeping your food… Read More
Proteins are very important for the body. Proteins help you with digestion, help in the formation of red blood cells that deliver oxygen to our cells and helps fight infections within the body. Proteins also provide the framework… Read More
UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County has some wonderful workshops coming up in 2018. Stay tuned for further details!
Adults with diabetes who take insulin need key nutrients like carbohydrates. A method for managing blood glucose levels is called “Carb” counting. Here is a helpful list of some foods that contain carbohydrates and those that have little… Read More
The Gopher Tortoise is one of Florida’s most unique reptile. The Gopher Tortoise is known an a keystone species. Gopher tortoises dig deep burrows in the ground for refuge and for protection. These burrows average a depth of 6.5 feet… Read More
The Cuban treefrog is just one of many invasive species that have entered Florida. Native to Cuba, Cuban treefrogs arrived in the 1920’s in the Florida Keys. Since them, it has increased its range spreading as far as… Read More
The cottonmouth is the aquatic superstar of venomous snakes in Florida. Also known as the moccasin, the cottonmouth can be found in every county in the sunshine state. Cottomouths are relatively large snakes. Specimens can reach a length… Read More
Join us for some new adventures nest year in 2019 for Hike Sumter.
Selecting the right plant and placing it in the right location is one of the most important tips a UF/IFAS extension agent and Master Gardener can tell you. One of the biggest mistakes people make is to select… Read More
If you are new to the sunshine state, you may have noticed that there just a few bugs down here. Well, maybe more than just a few! Bugs can be found everywhere. They are in our landscape, flowers,… Read More