Alachua County Extension Calendar

For persons requiring special accommodations, please contact the respective Extension Agent at (352) 955-2402 (voice) or TDD/TYY (352) 955-2406 or at the Alachua County Extension Office, 2800 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville FL 32609. Please contact the Extension Office at least five working days prior to the program so that proper consideration may be given to the request.

For more information about the Alachua County Extension Service's programs, please contact the Alachua County Extension Office at 352/955-2402 (Voice), 352/955-2406 (TDD/TYY), 352/334-0122 (FAX) or e-mail at

Unless otherwise noted, programs are held at the Alachua County Extension Office.

December 2014

2014 Suwannee Valley Watermelon Institute

December 2, 2014; 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Straughn IFAS Extension Professional Development Center
2142 Shealy Drive, Gainesville

Educational sessions include:  bacterial disease in watermelon, water regulation updates, research on petiole sap testing and much more.  Pesticide Applicator and Certified Crop Advisor CEUs will be available.

See flyer for more information.

No registration fee - lunch and dinner will be provided.  Please pre-register by November 26th at 386-362-1725, ext. 101.  For more information, contact Aparna Gazula, Commercial Horticulture Agent. 

Second Annual 4-H 5K Little Run on the Prairie

December 6, 2014;
7:30 am - 8:15 am - Registration
8:30 am - Race begins
9:30 am - Awards Ceremony

Join Alachua County 4-H in our second annual 5K run!  The Little Run on the Prairie is a great way to enjoy the outdoor beauty of Payne's Prairie State park, all the while supporting youth in Alachua County.  Proceeds from the run will impact youth through 4-H Clubs, school enrichment programs, and summer camps.  After the race, there will be a presentation about the Prairie by a Park Ranger and guests can make their own healthy smoothie using the "Eat4-Health" blender bike.  Prizes, snacks, T-shirt, and entry to the park are all included with the $25.00 entry fee.  Must register by November 28 to guarantee a T-shirt.

To register visit: or contact Matt Benge, 4-H Youth Development Agent, at or 352-955-2402.