UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Groundbreaking
On October 15, 2020 the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County broke ground for their new Extension office to be built at the Alachua County Ag & Equestrian Center, Newberry, FL. “It has been a long road with some bumps along the way,” said UF/IFAS Extension Director, Dr. Cindy Sanders. Speakers at this event included, Michele Lieberman, Alachua County Manager, Jordan Marlow, Newberry Mayor, Lee Pinkoson, former Alachua County Commissioner, Chuck Clemons, Florida State Representative, Dr. Scott Angle, UF/IFAS Vice President, and Dr. Cindy Sanders, UF/IFAS Extension Director for Alachua County. A new Extension office and fairgrounds has been in the works for about 30 years, and with determination and the support of the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners and the City of Newberry, this dream will soon be a reality. The 2021 Alachua County Youth Fair & Livestock Show will be held a the new Ag & Equestrian Center March . The new facility will house the UF/IFAS Extension Office for Alachua County, an Auditorium, and an outdoor gardens. The auditorium will seat 300-400 and include a state of the art teaching kitchen. The Extension office is set to be completed in the fall of 2021.
Click below for the Groundbreaking Ceremony