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New course on “Firescaping” begins June 9th; REGISTER now
This new FIRESCAPING course will help you prepare your community for wildfires! Every year hundreds to thousands of wildfires occur across Florida and the southeastern US, threatening both residents and their homes. Fortunately, there are actions residents can take, such as firescaping, to help reduce their wildfire risk


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The American Rescue Plan’s Enhanced Child Tax Credit
The American Rescue Plan includes an enhanced Child Tax Credit (CTC) with increased credit amounts, advance payments to taxpayers beginning in 2021, and broader scope. Increased Amount The child tax credit has increased from $2,000 to up to $3,600


Do You Know Your Adjusted Gross Income?
Eligibility and the amount for tax credits such as the recovery rebate credit (aka stimulus payments to individuals), Child Tax Credits (expanded for 2021), education credits, and other popular credits depend on Adjusted Gross Income (AGI). This number can be found on your 2020 tax return on your Form 1040, line 10c  https://www


Exploring Your Health Indicators: Cholesterol
The American Heart Association notes that cholesterol is “not inherently bad” and continues by explaining how cholesterol is necessary to “build cells, make vitamins and other hormones.” Cholesterol is not only derived from your dietary intake, what you eat, but also your liver makes cholesterol


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A plant for Mothers’ Day? UF/IFAS scientists breed top ornamentals
If you give mom a plant for Mother’s Day, you might appreciate the aroma and aesthetics of the flower you bought – and flora in general. You might even wonder how the plant got to the retailer or nursery in the first place


Video: Growing Chamomile in the North Florida Garden
Chamomile is recognizable as a tea but not a common plant found in many Florida herb gardens. Learn about growing chamomile in order to make a cup of your own tea with UF IFAS Extension Escambia County