UF/IFAS Extension
Escambia County

The University of Florida IFAS Extension Escambia County is the laision between research conducted by scientists at the University of Florida and our local community.

Contact

escambia@ifas.ufl.edu
850-475-5230
3740 Stefani Road
Cantonment, FL 32533

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 4:30pm

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Thanks, I Kneaded That
One of the most beloved smells across cultures and classes is baking bread. It brings about associations of home and comfort – even among folks who have never even experienced baking bread at home! The tactile experience of touching, folding, and pushing dough – or kneading – is considered by many to be one of the most pleasant touches in the world

11/20/2017

What's Going on Near You

Starting Plants From Seeds
Join UF IFAS Extension Escambia County Master Gardeners for a demonstration on starting edibles and flowers from seeds.  Learn appropriate soil mixes and seed starting techniques to encourage success in germination rates

11/17/2017

Spice Things Up With Alternative Seasonings
With today’s continued focus on healthy eating and the dangers of high blood pressure, seasoning and cooking with salt has decreased.  Alternative seasonings such as herbs and spices are excellent additions to any dish without the dreaded sodium

10/24/2017

Hurricanes, Dairy Cows and the State Agricultural Response Team
I grew up on a Pennsylvania dairy farm before studying animal sciences and working as an Extension agriculture dairy agent. Needless to say, I’ve been around a few cows over the years

10/30/2017

Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day
Is lettuce turning brown and slimy in your refrigerator?  Is that two-year-old frozen turkey still safe to eat?  Should you dispose of that slightly moldy cheese?  If so, now is the time to clean out the refrigerator and freezer.  “When in doubt throw it out” is definitely a safe practice to follow

11/15/2017

Peanut Butter Challenge Champion
So you say you never win anything? Taking the Peanut Butter Challenge is a competition you’re guaranteed to win. You can help feed the hungry in Florida’s Panhandle this year by donating peanut butter during the annual Peanut Butter Challenge, coordinated by UF/IFAS Extension

11/03/2017

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    Spice Things Up With Alternative Seasonings
    With today’s continued focus on healthy eating and the dangers of high blood pressure, seasoning and cooking with salt has decreased.  Alternative seasonings such as herbs and spices are excellent additions to any dish without the dreaded sodium

    10/24/2017

    Seven Tips for a Healthy School Lunch
    Now that school is back in session, are your struggling to find healthy and safe lunches to pack?  Do you cringe with every peanut butter and jelly sandwich you make? If you are like me, finding healthy lunch time meals that are packed with nutrition, offer some variety, and won’t end up in the trash requires planning, creativity, and lots of energy! Get children involved! Even young school-age children can help make their own.

    10/24/2017