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Lake County Extension to Host Classes and Workshop

Posted on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 1:07 am

The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County is hosting the following events and programs in June:
Steps to Good Health (for Teens) – June 13, 20 and 27 from 2- 4 p.m. at Marion Baysinger Memorial Library, 756 W. Broad St., Groveland. Improve your health by learning about physical health and nutrition-rich foods. Use smart goals to achieve physical fitness and develop a nutrition plan that turns you into a super teen! For details, call 352-429-5840.
Budgeting Basics – June 26 from 11 a.m. – noon at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main Street, Leesburg. Participants will understand the importance of managing money to reach goals, build wealth and relieve stress. Learn how to create a spending plan, track your expenses and find spending gaps and leaks. Participants will receive a UF money management calendar. Register online at
Horse Owners Educational Workshop – June 30 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Lake County Extension Center, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares. Enjoy a hands-on educational program catering to Central Florida horse owners. Topics to be covered include pasture management, toxic weed identification, manure management and composting, complying with best management practices, feeding the equine athlete, equine nutrition myths and misconceptions, basic first aid for horse owners and disease prevention and treatment. Your $25 ticket includes lunch and a booklet of printed material. Space is limited and pre-registration is required by June 26 at 6 p.m. Register online at
Those with food allergies should be aware that food items prepared or distributed as part of UF/IFAS Extension events may contain milk, egg, gluten, wheat, soybean, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish; and could be prepared in a facility that may be exposed to any of these ingredients.
For additional details about any of these events, contact the UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County at 352-343-4101 or visit The mission of the UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County is to develop knowledge in agricultural, human and natural resources and to make that knowledge accessible to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. The Extension service provides free consultations, as well as educational programs on a variety of subjects.